Model 11 – SLAYER

This is a custom order delivered to family of trained musicians.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 4 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Monte Cristo cigar box
  • wood burned facing dragon images; wings 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

Model 10 – Bobby

This Custom Order was a gift to a trained musician who returned with it to his home in Japan.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 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 grommets sound hole covers, brass escutcheon on the headstock

Model 9 – Ricky!

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. This box is difficult to find. “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

Model 8 – Sweet Sue

‘Sweet Sue’ was delivered to a young lawyer who keeps it in his office and strums on it to relax. Again, somebody who has never played a musical instrument and is thrilled with the guitar. (Hmmm – can you guess why we call this our ‘Sweet Sue’ model? )

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Monte Cristo cigar box
  • F-hole sound holes
  • D-style cherry neck, maple fingerboard, white pearloid fret dots, brass side fret dots
  • Scarf joint headstock with mahogany veneer overlay
  • 620 mm scale length (24.4 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (oak – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Piezo electric pickup (sandwiched between mahogany shims) with brass volume control knob; output jack
  • Closed brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass tailpiece, brass corners, brass guitar strap buttons

Model 7 – Minnie

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‘Minnie’ was delivered to a customer who didn’t get much time with it. After playing a few songs and showing the family how easy it was to play, the young son grabbed the guitar and song sheets and disappeared upstairs to his bedroom.

Minnie represents the simplest minimal build possible for a CBG.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic
  • craft box body, mahogany stain finish; polyurethane overspray
  • poplar neck, brass side fret dots
  • 600 mm scale length (23.6 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (oak – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Closed chrome gear tuners
  • Poplar tailpiece with brass ferrules
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)

Model 6 – Lizzie – Cookie Tin CBG

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“Lizzie” was an experiment – to build a guitar using a cookie tin box. The guitar has a banjo like sound which is quite pleasant.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Cookie tin box
  • scarf joint headstock; cherry neck, side fret dots (silver); D style contour
  • 620 mm scale length (24.4 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (bone – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Piezo electric pickup (sandwiched between mahogany shims) with chrome volume control knob
  • Open silver tuners
  • Custom designed aluminum tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass guitar strap buttons

Model 5 – Lucy – 4 String CBG

This guitar was purchased by a professional guitar player to add to his performances. Lucy was our first 4 string build and served as a great practice guitar. Lucy was named in honour of B.B. King who passed away while this guitar was being built.

  • BUILD DETAILS
  • 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 (sandwiched between mahogany shims) 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