|Project by drbyte||posted 05-26-2010 10:34 PM||2073 views||8 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a new Cigar Box Guitar using a Perdomo Patriarch box. This box was very thick mahogany. The neck is cherry with inlaid walnut frets about 3/16” x 1/4”. The guitar is played with a slide so you do not need a protruding fret as on a regular guitar. The position markers are a cat-eye gemstone. The tuning machines are chrome/covered gear type. It plays great especially thru an amp. It has a piezo pickup element glued to the underside of the lid directly under the stainless-steel bolt bridge. The nut is lexan. The neck is carved away under the lid to allow the lid to resonate as much as possible. The sound hole trim is 3/4” sliding door pulls from the big box store with the backs cut off them. It has a slightly higher timbre than the last one but more volume from the larger box. These things are as much fun to build (maybe more) as they are to play!!
-- Dennis, WV