Farmington Road Instruments
The "Irish Whiskey" Canned Heat 3-string Resonator Cigar Box Guitar
Fresh off of the R&D bench at C. B. Gitty HQ, we are proud to present this beautifully decorated Made-in-the-USA cigar box resonator guitar, just in time for St. Patrick's day!
This awesome-sounding cigar box resonator guitar features one of our 8 x 10" wooden cigar boxes, which has been printed with a full-color shamrock background emblazoned with the Irish flag and the lyrics to one of the best known Irish pub songs, "The Rare Old Mountain Dew." Into the center of the box we have mounted a 1-pint "F-style" spirits can that has been printed with a weathered rendition of an actual antique Irish Whiskey label.
The can is suspended from the soundboard using an innovative mounting method so that both the can and the box are involved in creating the instrument's sound, which is nice, warm and full with that distinctive resonance that a tin can brings.
This is a fretted 3-string acoustic/electric cigar box guitar, strung "high open G" GDG. The graphics are printed directly onto the surface of both the box and the can using specialty enamel inks cured with UV light, which creates a very durable, full-color surface. There are no decals applied.
These fully-fretted guitars have a 23-inch scale length for easy playing, and can be restrung with our "Blues Blaster" low G string set if desired. They come with a basic piezo pickup installed so that they can be plugged into an amplifier.
These guitars are printed and handcrafted here in the C. B. Gitty workshops in New Hampshire, USA.