This axe is a real blues shredder. The three string acoustic is…loud…swampy…MEATY! Artwork to make the most grizzled butcher cry, and that bluesy tone that brings a tear to your eye. A nice guy in Southern California is wailing on this one right now,…unless he’s eating. SOLD
This three string with Chicken diagram painting, sounds every bit as good as it should…it is a nicely voiced acoustic, with a swampy sound indeed. The art hangs on the wall or plays in your hands equally as well….plus, a chicken dinner? sounds good to me.
This piece was part of a series of cigar box guitars I did with a “butcher cut” theme. This was a short scale (22″), three string acoustic with a ‘do, re, mi’ fret marker layout. I off-set the neck from center a bit to give a little different dynamic since the cigar box itself was a square. SOLD
Remember these glasses with the mustache? Fooled everyone, Right? Well,I thought that the image of these would make great folk art for a cigar box guitar, especially since the cigar box guitar itself kind of fools everyone who sees and hears it. People never expect a guitar made from a cigar box to actually work, but when it does….SURPRISE!!! FOOLED AGAIN. SOLD
This was my second build and I used a door hinge for the tail piece on this three string acoustic cigar box guitar. It’s pretty loud even though the box is kinda small, due to the tail piece I think. It has some old Grover tuners on it and sounds great.
Here it is, the one that started it all for me…My Very First Cigar Box Guitar. I got some boxes from a friend that smokes cigars and set out to make my own guitar based on a picture of an old antique cigar box guitar that I saw in a magazine. There were no instructions, no right or wrong way, just whatever worked. I hacked it all together and whatdaya know…it really worked. The rest is in the pages of this website as all the guitars that I have done since starting in 2007.