Model 8 – Sweet Sue

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  • 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

‘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? )

Model 7 – Minnie

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  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic
  • craft box body box, 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 tuners
  • Poplar tailpiece with brass ferrules
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)

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

Model 6 – Lizzie – Cookie Tin CBG

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  • 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 4 – Anna

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  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Bolivar cigar box
  • poplar neck, poplar 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
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass corners, brass sound hole covers, brass guitar strap buttons
  • Custom Logo on Headstock – the Cadeseus – symbolic of the Medical Profession

This custom build was a gift for a medical student, thus the Caduceus on the head stock. Custom logos can be added to any build.

Model 3 – Maggie

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  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • Monte Cristo cigar box
  • oak neck, mahogany fingerboard, white pearloid fret dots
  • Fender style headstock
  • 660 mm scale length (26 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (oak – not glued onto the guitar)
  • acoustic electric magnetic pickup with brass volume and tone control knobs; output jack
  • Open brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass corners, screened brass sound hole covers, brass guitar strap buttons

Maggie is in hands of somebody who had never played a guitar and the owner is now thrilled at what he is able to play and has actually built a few of his own.

Model 2 – Angie

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  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • solid wood ‘Punch’ cigar box
  • oak neck, oak fingerboard (stained mahogany), white pearloid fret dots
  • 620 mm scale length (24.4 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (polystyrene – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Piezo electric pickup with brass volume control knob; output jack
  • Open brass tuners
  • Solid brass tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass corners, screened brass sound hole covers, brass guitar strap buttons

This guitar was custom built for my barber Angelo who had never played any instrument in his life. He is having a blast playing this guitar hooked up to his small portable amp! The box itself is unique, since it is not covered by paper on any of the surfaces, only on the edges, which gives it a fantastic sound.

Model 1 – Jenny

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  • 3 string cigar box guitar, acoustic electric
  • solid wood craft box
  • oak neck, oak fingerboard (stained mahogany), white pearloid fret dots
  • 620 mm scale length (24.4 inches)
  • Nut (polystyrene); floating bridge (polystyrene – not glued onto the guitar)
  • Dual piezo electric pickups with Fender style volume control knob; output jack
  • Closed silver tuners
  • Open tailpiece
  • Three string – GDG Open Tuning (strings are .044w, .034w, .026w)
  • Detailed with: brass corners, brass guitar strap buttons, Ovation style sound holes