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"American Rat Rod" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar

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  • "American Rat Rod" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar
  • "American Rat Rod" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar
  • "American Rat Rod" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar
  • "American Rat Rod" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar
Now: $179.99
Was: $199.99


Show off your love of homemade music and instruments loud and proud with this beautiful hand-made cigar box guitar!

Much like the ever-versatile 3-string guitar, Rat Rods are pieced together from whatever parts the builder has laying around. They are a labor of love, and often bring their builders more joy than going out and buying a more expensive custom option!

Ben Gitty created this design from scratch to celebrate these homemade vehicles, with an instrument that gets its roots from the same idea.

The "Vivigraphic" printing method produces high resolution, photo-quality images. The printing process is somewhat time intensive, so we have to charge a little extra for these specially handcrafted guitars.

This beautiful piece is one of our line of "illustrated" guitars, designed to capture the essence of fundamental, no-frills stringed instrument crafting. To the sturdy frame (tone-rich wooden cigar box, hardwood neck & fretboard, solid tried-and-true hardware), we add beautiful, full-color artwork, uniquely vivifying the instrument and drawing the eye of all who see it. This handcrafted guitar has a full, rich acoustic tone (and a built-in contact pickup, if you want to amplify it), a nice high ringing treble voice, and is simply a joy to play. Best of all is the affordable price on this hand-crafted-in-the-USA piece of musical art.

Guitar Specs:

  • Illustration/Design: "American Rat Rod"
  • Number of Strings: 3
  • Tuning: Open G "GDG" (high treble folk/country variety)
  • Scale Length: 23 inches (Tenor guitar)
  • Fretting Style: Chromatic
  • Pickup Style: Contact (piezo) direct-wired to Jack
  • Neck and Fretboard: Hardwood


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