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"Great Western" 3-string Cigar Box Guitar honoring America's Steam Locomotives

SKU:
60-006-82
MPN:
60-006-82
  • "Great Western" 3-string Cigar Box Guitar honoring America's Steam Locomotives
  • "Great Western" 3-string Cigar Box Guitar honoring America's Steam Locomotives
$134.99

Description

The steam trains of days gone by still enthrall our memories, and the Great Western and Overland Limited were two of the best. We have reproduced two classic photos of them here on this great-sounding and affordable cigar box guitar. The demo below shows how this line of "Pure and Simple" cigar box guitars sounds.

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, creating a striking and powerful look. 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 - a style which we call our Pure & Simple line. 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.

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