Demo-The Chestnut Mare, 3 String Cigar Box Guitar

by Col on October 26, 2017

Hey people,
How you doin`?
Today a new build to show you.

This Cigar Box Guitar has a Montecristo box, a Red Grandis, one piece, hardwood neck, with 3-strings, 23 frets, Mother of Pearl, top fret mark inlays, a bone nut and bridge, double Piezo pickup with volume control, antique looking grommets and box corners, a hand made brass tail piece and strap button, both aged.

Here is a closer look at the box front, I called this one the Chestnut Mare, because of the colour, these boxes come, unstained and unvarnished, I stained the box a deep reddish brown and then used Tudor Oat, lightly on top, to make it look very old, this was fine until I added the first coat of varnish and then this beautiful deep chestnut colour came through and so did the guitars name.

In this side view of the join between neck and box, you can see how the slotted neck, slides on, hiding the join and my boot print logo.

Above, a side view of the bone bridge, and top hat volume knob and handmade, aged tail piece.

Here is a closer look at the tail end, with my handmade, aged brass, tail piece, jack input and aged strap button. The bridge, like the nut are both made of bone and have been stained to make them look vintage.

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

With this view of the reverse of the head stock, you can see the antique looking, enclosed tuners and my logo sticker.

The last photo is a long Arty look up for the tail end.

Finally, here is a demo video for this build, featuring a rough version of Last Train To Clarksville by the Monkees.

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