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.

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

Sweet Sue – A Calming CBG

‘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 this is called our ‘Sweet Sue’ model? )

  • 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 oak bridge
  • Piezo electric pickup 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

Minnie – Simple and Sweet

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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 a simple minimalist build for a CBG. It lends itself to Customer detailing. The box can be left unfinished and the Customer can add their own artwork or finish to the box.

  • 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)