Friday, January 31, 2014

Cigar Box Guitar Builds #27 and 28...

Here you see cigar box builds #27 and #28. The Black guitar is the one for sale. The other is claimed. 

This guitar is made from a Flor De Antillas box. These are Nicaraguan tobacco and was named the best cigar of 2012. It's a wooden box with pizo pickup and tunes to a bright happy country blues low to high string G-B-D. Neck is white pine.   

This is a Partagas cardboard box. It's one of the oldest brands of cigars dating to 1845 and in fact the name is used by two companies, one in Cuba and one in the Dominican Republic. This is the Dominican box. It has a pizo pick up and poplar neck. It has a darker, warmer sound and maybe that's because it jumped right up into a D-G-B tuning similar to what you hear used on many bluesy hits by the ancient rock band the Rolling Stones. It is for sale for $75. 

Both guitars have a new feature. The back of the neck is rounded for increased playing ease. Both are fretless and are played with a slide similar to a steel guitar or dobro. You will need a good ear but if you have music in you these guitars will get it out. Quite trying to cop those tunes you heard on the Grammy Awards and be yourself.  

Thanks to Ron and Chase Crocker at the 1882 Tobacconist located in downtown Lufkin. They traded me a nice supply of cigar boxes in exchange for a the Acid Cigar Box guitar you have see pictured in these pages before. 



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