C. B. Gitty Cigar Box Standard Amplifier #4: Vintage-Style Solid Wood Acid Box
If you've been looking for a great, custom and affordable Cigar Box Amplifier to go with your Cigar Box Guitar, then look no further!
These great little amps are hand-crafted in the U.S.A. in C. B. Gitty's workshop. Their heart is an Artec SDA-T 2.5W amp board, which is powered by a 9V battery. The amp accepts a standard 1/4" mono guitar/amp cord as input, and output is through a 3.5" 1W speaker. A red LED power indicator is included to help prevent accidental battery drain. These little amps put out a very respectable sound (especially with the gain cranked all the way up), and in our opinion are much superior to the smaller half-watt and one-watt amps!
The dimensions of this amp are on average: 7" wide x 7" high x 4 1/8" deep. The box is a beautiful, sturdy all-wood Acid brand box, with great vintage-inspired features, including a chrome wire speaker cover, vintage-style knobs, and other great features.
This amp is one of C. B. Gitty's "short run" models, where we build a small number of similar amps to a specific design. Each of these custom amps is designed and signed by C. B. Gitty himself, so you know you are getting a great item! They are built in C. B. Gitty's workshop halfway between the White Mountains and the seacoast of New Hampshire, either by C. B. himself or one of his highly skilled helpers. The amp pictured is a very close representative of the one you will receive; wood grain on the box may vary slightly, as may the box size by 1/2" or so, but there won't be any significant differences.
C. B. Gitty selects the nicest, most suitable smaller cigar boxes as his amp cases, and then dresses them up with all sorts of great features, such as those seen in this amp:
Here's a demo video to show you what this amp can do:
· Beautiful sturdy hardwood cigar box
· 3.5mm Phone Jack allows connection to MP3 player or smartphone (Cable not included)
· Decorative 2-level chrome wire speaker cover over a copper screen
· Chrome input jack
· Black and silver volume and tone/gain knobs
· Externally-Accessible 9V Battery Tray - no need to open the box!
· Nice nickel-plated carrying handle and box corners
· Power indicator red LED in black plastic bezel
For those of you who are interested in tweaking your CB amp, and aren't scared of a soldering iron, the amp board also provides connection points for an output jack and headphones jack as well!
We also provide just the amp parts, if you are interested in building one from your own box or other custom enclosure. Be sure to check out or other listings for the amp parts kit!