Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta

SKU:
60-002-02
UPC:
608939833388
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
  • Cigar Box Guitar and Amplifier Matching Combo - Romeo and Julieta
$209.99

Description

This is a combo of one of our beautiful standard model cigar box guitars with a matching cigar box amplifier.  Built in C. B. Gitty's workshop, located in the Seacoast region of New Hampshire, USA, these are great cigar box instruments - if you have been looking for a great-sounding, well-made cigar box guitar that you can tune up and start playing right out of the box, and a great little amplifier to play it on, then look no further!

 

Check out the great features and specifcations of this guitar and amp below. The instrument shown in the photographs is the exact guitar you will receive.

 

Guitar FeaturesSpecifications
  • Beautifully decorated Romeo & Julietta Paper-covered Cigar Box
  • Cool Chrome skull sealed-gear tuners
  • Scarf-jointed Angled headstock
  • Beautiful oiled hard rock maple neck
  • Shiny Chrome box corners
  • Hand-marked Fret markers
  • Antique Brass Screened soundhole covers
  • Threaded steel rod bridge & nut
  • Embedded piezo pickup
  • Chrome string ferrules

 

Amp Features:

  • 8 1/4" x 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" Cigar Box
  • 2.5W Amp Circuit with 3 1/2" Speaker
  • Separate On/Off/Volume and Tone/Gain Controls
  • Vintage-style Black Plastic Top Hat-style knobs
  • Chrome wire speaker cover over gold screen
  • Crome box corners and carrying handle
Scale Length 25"
Overall Length 35.5"
Box Size 8"W x 6 3/4" H x 2 1/2" D
Number of Strings 3
Intended Tuning G B D
Fretted No
Neck Wood Hard Maple
Pickup Style Disk Piezo

 

 

 

*** WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING ONE OF OUR CIGAR BOX GUITARS ***
A cigar box guitar is a rude, often crude, gritty home-made instrument, and there aren't really any rules when it comes to making them. They are about as far as you can get from the glossy, soul-less factory-made instruments hanging on the walls of most music stores today. The CBGs we sell are meant to invoke the sorts of instruments that the founding fathers of blues would have built from stuff they had laying around - an old empty cigar box for the body, a piece of scrap lumber for the neck, scrap pieces of woods, lengths of bolt, old keys, etc for the nut and bridge, miscellaneous hardware such as a hinge half for the tailpiece.

Every instrument that bears the C. B. Gitty name is built to a minimum standard of quality and playability, but you need to know that cigar box guitars are for the most part primitive and primal instruments that bear little resemblance to the shiny mass-produced things you see hanging on the wall of a guitar store. Each one is a unique, hand-made creation, as much instrument as art. They may have some rough edges, some nicks and scuffs, some "interesting" intonations, high actions, a bit of twang or sitar-buzz on certain strings, etc. That is part of what the CBG is all about. There are builders out there who turn out high-end professional-grade cigar box instruments, and charge hundreds of dollars for them, and that is fine. You just need to know that these instruments are built with a different purpose in mind. If all of that sounds good to you, then great! If it makes your blood pressure shoot up and causes you to start muttering about "real" instruments and the finely honed traditions of luthiery... then you probably shouldn't buy one of these!
 

 




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