Saturday, November 09, 2013

Build #16...




The Big Ben Cigar Tin Box Guitar is my latest build. Tin is made in England. Headstock design is vaguely Fenderish but I offset the tuners to keep their laywers at bay. It is an electric instrument with a piezo disc pickup. It sounds very clean through a 1968 Fender Bandmaster Reverb amp but then most instruments do. Acoustic sound is banjo like. The scale for this guitar is a little shorter scale, about 23" compared to other I make that are about 25". I seem to like the tin guitar sound over the wood and cardboard box sound but that's just me.

I bought this box at a road side thrift store somewhere in the Hearne area. I also bought an electric sander for $5 at the same place. It works good and my necks are finished quicker and better. 

 I do have a nice wood box in the works. I'll post pictures when finished. After that I have two similar wood boxes and I am going to try a matching amp and guitar set.

This guitar is for sale. I'll take $65.   Posted by Picasa

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