Farmington Road Instruments
"Big Ben's Still" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar - Beautiful Original Design
Show off your love of homemade music and instruments loud and proud with this beautiful hand-made cigar box guitar!
This is the second in our series of moonshine-inspired cigar box guitars. The image of a moonshine still runs through rural culture in America, Ireland and beyond. Countless songs have sung of its sweet virtues and medicinal properties. Well, here we take just such an image and print it in full-color, high-resolution right onto the box top. The result is an amazing-looking guitar that is perfect for building a very special cigar box guitar or other craft purposes! This guitar features original artwork by C. B. Gitty crew member and master builder R Jay McCarty... who also hand-crafts these guitars!
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.
- Illustration/Design: Moonshiner Series #2 - "Big Ben's Still"
- 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