Cigar Box Guitar-Montecristo Box

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Project by drbyte posted 08-11-2017 01:11 AM 583 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First Cigar Box Guitar for a while. Life has been in the way of down-time in the shop! This is a Cherry neck and a Montecristo “Monte” box, satin black with gold and red trim. Tuned CBD. Piezo pickup on underside of lid. 25 inch scale. Fret markers are inlaid Walnut. Black covered tuning pegs. All the black was at the request of the recipient. Intonation turned out real good. Brass bolt for a bridge on a saddle of black Corian. Nut is also black Corian. Play with a nickel plated brass slide I also made for recipient. Strap attachment ring on box is a gold bezel from an old watch. Neck is finished with several coats of Danish oil. BH trade mark (Blue Haze) burned with wood burning pen. Thanks for checking it out!!!

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 09:15 AM


-- I'm not creative, I'm just bad at copying

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 12:51 PM

Quite an outstanding work of utilitarian”Folk Art” ! I’m impressed by the good looks and use of recycled parts. Another really great piece by a master ! goodon’ya my friend !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 02:31 PM

Thanks slapdash and Porchfish! They are fun to make! The ultimate in recycling too!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 02:32 PM

Looks great. I do kinda miss making those. I still have a large collection of boxes, just in case I decide to start up again.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#5 posted 08-11-2017 03:24 PM

This is a very nice project. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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