Farmington Road Instruments
"The Steampunker" 3-string Illustrated Cigar Box Guitar - Beautiful Original Design
From the 19th century onwards, authors like Jules Verne and H. G. Wells and K. W. Jeter brought us adventures in a genre now known as Steampunk. Fusing Victorian Era sensibilities with mechanical wonders, Steampunk is a unique and lasting setting that captivates the imagination with fantastic retro Machines.
In this special guitar, we take an original image inspired by this genre and print it in full-color, high-resolution right onto the box top. The result is an amazing-looking guitar that is perfect for building a very special cigar box guitar or other craft purposes! This guitar features original artwork by C. B. Gitty crew member and master builder R Jay McCarty... who also hand-crafts these guitars!
The "Vivigraphic" printing method produces high resolution, photo-quality images. The printing process is somewhat time intensive, so we have to charge a little extra for these specially handcrafted guitars.
This beautiful piece is one of our line of "illustrated" guitars, designed to capture the essence of fundamental, no-frills stringed instrument crafting. To the sturdy frame (tone-rich wooden cigar box, hardwood neck & fretboard, solid tried-and-true hardware), we add beautiful, full-color artwork, uniquely vivifying the instrument and drawing the eye of all who see it. This handcrafted guitar has a full, rich acoustic tone (and a built-in contact pickup, if you want to amplify it), a nice high ringing treble voice, and is simply a joy to play. Best of all is the affordable price on this hand-crafted-in-the-USA piece of musical art.
- Illustration/Design: "The Steampunker"
- Number of Strings: 3
- Tuning: Open G "GDG" (high treble folk/country variety)
- Scale Length: 23 inches (Tenor guitar)
- Fretting Style: Chromatic
- Pickup Style: Contact (piezo) direct-wired to Jack
- Neck and Fretboard: Hardwood