Here was a custom order…the electric with the key ring of antique keys (it is a painting of the tattoo the customer has on his arm). I liked the ‘key’ theme, so I did an accompanying acoustic version as well, and I found some lock opening type metal thing’s (yeah, I know nice description) to decorate the boxes with.
This 4 string cigar box guitar was a custom build for a guy that sold me my VW Westfalia, he wanted it clean and mean…This Cuban cigar box was just right. The green color with the highlights for the fret markers, really sets it off. It is fretted, with a piezo pick up and an old bakelite radio knob for the volume control. Classic. SOLD
Here’s a couple of clean builds, both 4 string, both electric, both with toothpick frets and cherry wood necks…I love the way the sound holes turned out on these cigar box guitars. SOLD
This cigar box is very cool, I love the rough cut wood and rustic feel of this one. This cigar box guitar, has toothpick frets and a piezo pick up with volume control. There are two sound holes under the brass name plate, and the plate is slightly raised to let out the raw sound. This thing sounds mean when it’s plugged in. SOLD
This was an early build that I used in my band The Budrows, from the start. I used the crap out of it, replaced the toothpick frets a couple of times, rebuilt the neck mounts, added a piezo and volume knob and taped it together. I just retired it in 2012. It’s seen a lot of action and has been a great guitar.