Farmington Road Instruments
The Wagon Wheel Hubcap Resonator Cigar box Guitar
To create this beautiful resonator cigar box guitar, we took our tried and true Illustrated Guitar design and added one of our medium "Hubcap" spun paint can lid reso cones, to create a wonderful acoustic-electric instrument with a highly distinctive style. A full-color high-resolution (and highly durable) barn/wagon wheel print, and distinctive laser-cut F-style sound holes complete the elegant design.
This USA-made three-string cigar box guitar has a rich and warm acoustic resonator sound, and also has a built-in piezo pickup for plugging into an amplifier if so desired. It was built right here in the C. B. Gitty workshops in Gonic, New Hampshire. It is strung with our "Folk Set" of open G GDG strings, which feature one wound string for the low G and two unwound/plain strings for the D and high G, giving the instrument a more banjo-like, high-pitched sound. You can restring it with our "Blues Set" of larger, lower-pitched GDG strings if desired for more of a growling, bluesy sound.
- 23-inch scale length
- 3-string GDG tuning
- Built-in piezo contact mic pickup for acoustic-electric
- 20 frets with zero-fret nut
- Hardwood neck and fretboard with premium USA-made nickel-silver frets