"Southbound Katy" 3-string Fretted Cigar Box Guitar with Vintage Postcard Artwork
Catch the Katy, don't be stuck ridin' no mule!
This awesome-sounding cigar box guitar features vintage postcard artwork of the famous "Katy" limited passenger train. Its name was derived from the name of the railroad - the Kansas, Missouri and Texas, and was immortalized in Taj Mahal's song "She Caught the Katy", which was featured in the movie The Blues Brothers.
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 reprint of a vintage postcard, printed on weatherproof (and scratch-resistant) polyester, creating a striking and powerful look. The hardwood neck has been stained a nice walnut color, which nicely sets off the box.
This is a "neck through" model cigar box guitar, where the neck runs through the inside of the cigar box. We use nice wide premium cigar boxes for these guitars, and styles/brands vary based on what we can get. The thickness of the cigar box will vary from about 1.25 inches up to 2+ inches depending on box style. We have added antique brass corners to set off the decorative effect. This guitar has a disk piezo pickup, so that it can be plugged into an amp. The scale length of this guitar is 25 inches, and it has a adjustable hardwood banjo-style bridge.
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.