The Ramon Allones 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

by Col on February 25, 2017

Hey people,
A new build to show you today.

This 3-string, through neck, Cigar Box Guitar has a Ramon Allones box, a Red Grandis, hardwood neck, 22 frets, Mother of Pearl top fret mark inlays, a bone nut and saddle, enclosed tuners, box corners and grommets, in brass. A double Piezo pickup with volume control and hand made, brass tail piece.

Here is a better look at the box.

Above is a closer look at the slotted neck, which slides onto the box, to hide the join, you can also see my right boot print.

This photo shows the side view of the bone saddle and hand made tail piece + the top hat volume knob.

The one piece, through neck is made of Red Grandis, a sustainable and farmed, eucalyptus variety, it has 22 frets and Mother of Pearl top fret mark inlays.

The head stock has brass coloured tuners and a bone nut.

With the rear of the head stock, you can see the enclosed tuners and my logo sticker.

Here is the tail end, you can see the jack in-put and the hand made tail piece + the strap button, I always glue a piece of hardwood under the strap button, to screw into, this way the wall of the box does not bare the weight of the guitar, unaided.

The last photo is long look up from the tail end.

Finally here is a demo for this build, featuring my version of Last Train To Clarksville, you can play this with one finger and only the middle string and only 3 slide positions, check it out!

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Many Thanks,

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Col

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Demo The Under Crown Shade CBG

by Col on February 21, 2017

Hi guys,
A new build to show you today,

This 4-String, through neck Cigar Box Guitar has a nice heavy wooden box, a Red Grandis, hard wood neck with 23 frets and mother of pearl top fret marks, a bone nut and bridge, antiqued box corners, grommets and enclosed tuners. It has a double Piezo pickup with volume control and a hand made tail piece.

Above is a closer look at the box.

In this photo you can see my right boot print, the antiqued grommets, the decorative, antiqued box corner and the slotted neck, that slides onto the box.

Here is a look at the box label, the top hat volume knob and a side view of the bridge and handmade tail piece.

The one piece Red Grandis neck has been stained and oiled, it has 23 frets and mother of pearl, top fret mark inlays.

The head stock has a bone nut and counter sunk, antiqued, enclosed tuners.

With the reverse of the head stock, you can see the antiqued, enclosed tuners and my logo sticker.

In this view of the tail end, you can see the strap button, jack input and my antiqued, hand made tail piece.

Here is a look at the back of the box, just to show you the labels.

The last picture is a long, arty look up from the tail end.

Finally here is a demo video for this build.

If you enjoyed this post, please share it.

Many Thanks,

Stumble On,
Col

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