"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. The cigar box is one of the nice big (and hard to come by) Arturo Fuente "Royal Salute" boxes, and 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.