"Rue Bourbon" 3-string Cigar Box Guitar honoring Bourbon Street in New Orleans
Great music, great food, and a party that almost never sleeps... Bourbon Street has long been the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter nightlife... and on each sidewalk corner you can look down and see the classic tiles that spell out the famous names of the streets of the Vieux Carre. We have reproduced 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, based on actual street name tiles in New Orleans, 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.