Lily

Lily was a custom build for a retired senior citizen who wanted to get back to playing a stringed instrument. Her passion was the Spanish guitar in her youth and she wanted to start with 3 strings to get back in the groove.

Lily features a mahogany veneer on the headstock.

  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Robaina cigar box
  • f-hole sound holes
  • D-style maple neck, poplar fingerboard, white pearloid fret dots, black side dots
  • 628mm scale length (24.5 inches)
  • bone nut and floating oak bridge
  • Piezo electric pickup with brass volume control knob; output jack
  • Closed brass tuners
  • Solid brass bin pull style tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are 0.044w, 0.034w, 0.026w)
  • Detailed with brass output jack, brass corners and brass guitar strap buttons

Sunshine

“Sunshine” is a soprano ukulele built from an inexpensive kit. You get what you pay for; the body and neck needed a lot of sanding and wood filler, which required a white primer coat to hide the wood filler. My very talented artist cousin Deso agreed to do the artwork; it was his first instrument art and he said he had fun doing it.

“Sunshine” has a piezo pickup and jack to amplify the sound.

Liona – Classy and Elegant

This 4 string tenor guitar was originally a custom build for myself as a personal guitar. It was eventually donated to the Halton Down Syndrome Association for a fund raising event and found a happy home with a thrilled customer. It seems 4 string instruments are all destined to go out the door! The guitar’s name was suggested by the DJ whose classical radio program I listen to, after I had requested a song performed by Liona Boyd.

  • 4 string acoustic electric
  • Robaina cigar box
  • D style maple neck with mahogany fret board, pearloid fret dots and black side dots
  • f-hole sound holes
  • bone nut and floating oak bridge
  • piezo electric pickup
  • chrome open gear tuners
  • chrome box corners and volume knob
  • brushed chrome tail piece
  • standard tuning D-G-B-E; G open tuning by setting E to D

SLAYER! Dragon Eyes!

This is a Custom Order delivered to a family of trained musicians. A dragon symbol was needed and we think those are not really cat’s eyes, but dragon eyes in the headstock with medieval design influences.

  • 4 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Monte Cristo cigar box
  • wood burned facing dragon images; the wings are cut out for sound holes
  • D-Style cherry neck, mahogany finger board, tiger wood fret dots, white side fret dots
  • Bone nut and floating oak bridge
  • Closed gear brass tuners
  • Solid brass bin pull tailpiece
  • Four strings – standard tuning for D G B E
  • Detailed with: brass corners, brass guitar strap buttons, brass volume knob, custom headstock design and dragon eyes detailing.

Bobby – My Hero

This Custom Order was a Christmas gift from a customer to a relative, a trained musician. The relative has returned home to Japan with his guitar. The relative is a big Bobby Orr fan so we called this our Bobby model in honour.

  • 4 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Michael’s craft box
  • 4 round sound holes
  • D-Style cherry neck, maple finger board, walnut fret dots, black side fret dots
  • Bone nut and floating bone bridge in oak saddle
  • 4 pole height adjustable magnetic pickup, black pearloid facing, volume and tone control
  • Open gear brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Four strings – standard tuning for D G B E
  • Detailed with: brass tailpiece, brass corners, brass guitar strap buttons, brass grommet sound hole covers, brass escutcheon on the headstock

Ricky! Where are You?

This guitar was delivered as part of a 2 guitar custom order. It has an exceptional sound because all the sides of the box are wood; none of the sides are covered with paper. Yes, this box was difficult to find, but we did find one! “Ricky!” is in the hands of a trained musician.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 4 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Brick House all wood cigar box
  • 4 round sound holes
  • D-Style cherry neck, maple finger board, mahogany fret dots, black side fret dots
  • Bone nut and floating bone bridge in oak saddle
  • 4 pole height adjustable magnetic pickup, black pearloid facing, volume and tone control
  • Open brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Four strings – standard tuning for D G B E
  • Detailed with: brass tailpiece, brass corners, brass guitar strap buttons, brass screened sound hole covers, brass escutcheon on the headstock