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

Lucy – 4 Strings For a Pro

This guitar was purchased by a professional guitar player to add variety to his performances. Lucy was my first 4 string build. It served as a great practice guitar because four high strings are tuned the same as a six string guitar.. Lucy was named in honour of B.B. King who passed away while this guitar was being built.

  • 4 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Habanos cigar box, using the back of the box as the face
  • F-hole sound holes
  • cherry neck, mahogany fingerboard, mahogany fret dots
  • 620 mm scale length (24.4 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (oak – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Piezo electric pickup with brass volume control knob; output jack
  • Open brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Four string – DGBE Standard Tuning (strings are .034w, .026w, .017, .013)
  • Detailed with: brass guitar strap buttons
  • With the 4 high strings of a 6 string guitar, has the tone of a tenor guitar