Dia de los Muertos, cigar box guitars for art show

This series of four boxes was created by me specifically for the ‘Dia de los Muertos’ art exhibit for the City of Anaheim a few years ago. It ran from the beginning of October through the first week in December and was very well received by all who attended. We played live cigar box guitar music there, and enjoyed some great artwork by many talented local artist. These are acoustic 4 stringers with hinge tail piece, cut in fret markers, and custom art work.

La Calavera, loteria card cigar box guitar

La Calavera La Calavera La Calavera

I start a series of these Loteria Card paintings on cigar boxes, with the plan of turning them all into guitars…well, this is the only one that made it’s way to instrument status, with it’s poplar neck and custom oil painted graphics. It’s hanging up in my good friend’s Man Room and looks great. SOLD

Friend Portrait, cigar box guitar with piezo pick up

Friend Portrait Friend Portrait Friend Portrait

I did this cigar box guitar with a portrait of a friend of mine…looks kinda distant and lonely, goes perfect with the blues. This is a four string electric, with maple neck and oak fretboard and this box sounds amazing unplugged, great tone. SOLD

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Voodoo Chicken Foot, it’s got da mOjO

Custom painted box and neck art. The chicken foot and the two headed snake on the box, keep the mojo where it belongs. The neck and head stock are custom painted and slightly “aged” for a vintage, broken-in feel. This box is a little thicker than most and has a real nice sound. There is a volume control and of course piezo transducer pick up to electrify your mojo. SOLD

One-Eye Willie, electric cigar box guitar

Hand painted oil portrait of ol’ One-Eye Willie on a Cuban Partagas box with a custom painted headstock, and branded fret dots. A piezo transducer pick up and volume control are on board as well. This guitar ‘looks’, no pun intended, as good as it sounds.
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One-Hand Dan, electric cigar box guitar

This is One-hand Dan, he is ol’ One-eye Willie’s partner. He may only have one hand, but that just gives him more to sing about. Hand painted oil portrait on a Cuban Romeo y Julieta box with branded in fret dots on the dark poplar wood neck. This four string cigar box guitar has a volume control with chrome knob and piezo transducer pick up…real raw. SOLD