Builders Sets for cigar box guitars

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Project by mountain934 posted 01-16-2013 10:33 PM 2280 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a request from a fellow builder to make him a few parts for his cigar box guitar that he was making. So i made him a 3 piece set out of Rosewood which included a 4 string tailpiece, carved jackplate and a rod piezo bridge with bone ends. Then i thought might as well make up a few more sets for future customers. One was out of Purpleheart and one out of Paduak, the paduak one i made a bone bridge with paduak stripes. Always wanted to try a bone base bridge and it came out awesome. Then i made a deluxe set out of Ironwood Burl and bone which includes a rod piezo bridge, one of my half n half bone slides, 3 string tailpiece, jackplate, 2 picks and 2 guitar nuts all in a nice presention cigar box.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 10:35 PM

They look great.

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 10:38 PM

Beautiful work. You really do have an artists eye and a cratsmans hands. Nice job.

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#3 posted 01-17-2013 12:25 AM

That Ironwood burl is over the top. The CBG that wears that set will be well dressed…

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#4 posted 01-17-2013 02:15 PM

You create some nice pieces. Is bone hard to carve?

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#5 posted 01-17-2013 03:22 PM

Beautiful sets they are. Great combination of wood and bone.


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