"Juke Joint" 3-string Fretted Cigar Box Guitar - Watch the Demo Video
Blues Bars and Juke Joints. Nightly Dancing. Whiskey, Women and Wine. Frenchmen Street in New Orleans on a sultry summer night. This cigar box guitar is... Open - Live Music.
This is a fretted 3-string acoustic/electric cigar box guitar, strung "low open G" GDG. The soundboard of this guitar has been wrapped with a full-color weatherproof polyester decal featuring an original design by Ben "Gitty" Baker, based on old painted juke joing signs from the Mississippi Delta, creating a striking and powerful look. The soundboard is not actual weathered wood. The hardwood neck has been stained a nice walnut color, which nicely sets off the box. This guitar has been strung to a Low "Open G" GDG tuning with .046", .034" & .024" Phos. Bronze wound strings. You could restring this guitar with higher treble strings if desired.
This is a "stick on top" model cigar box guitar, where the neck extends over the top of the cigar box. It features one of our "Flying" bridges, which goes up and over the neck so that the string vibrations can be transferred directly to the box's top for louder volume and better tone. The cigar box is one of the wide flat Arturo Fuente "Chateau" boxes, and we have added brass corners to set off the decorative effect. This guitar has a disk piezo pickup, so that it can be plugged into an amp.
These guitars are handcrafted here in the C. B. Gitty workshops in New Hampshire, USA. The wraps are printed here in our own publishing department.