"The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!

  • "The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!
  • "The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!
  • "The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!
  • "The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!
$14.00 - $18.00

Description

 

The ultimate DIY instrument resonator cone!

More "dobro-esque" tones than cookie tins or standard paint can lids.

Easier to mount than traditional resonator cones.

Made from American paint can lids and hand-spun at Gitty Workshop in New Hampshire. Read the story behind these cones here.

Welcome to a new era in cigar box resonators! The "Hubcap" series from C. B. Gitty feature cones hand-spun from real repurposed paint can lids. These lids are made-in-the-USA from thin sheet metal; we take them and using a special lathe turning process convert them into these beautiful cigar box guitar parts. The three sizes can be used for different-sized cigar boxes and different instrument types, from single-string diddley bows on up to full-size three and four-string CBGs.

We offer these in three different sizes.  Choose according to your cigar box guitar lid:

  • Small (Quart-size Lid): 3.875-inch outside diameter, 3.75-inch mounting hole diameter recommended.
  • Medium (Half-gallon-size Lid): 5.125-inch outside diameter, 5-inch mounting hole diameter recommended. 
  • Large (Gallon-size Lid): 6.25-inch outside diameter, 6.125-inch mounting hole diameter recommended.

The overall depth of all three sizes is right around 1/2-inch. The height of the central pedestal (where the biscuit bridge sits) differs between the three sizes. On the Large and Small, the top of the center pedestal is about 1/4" below the highest part of the outer rim. On the Medium, the pedestal height is 1/8-inch to 3/16-inch below the rim. This variation is due to how the lids are stamped and then turned on the lathe.

Please note: these cones are formed one-at-a-time, by hand, on a spinning lathe. Each one will have slight variations and differences, which is what makes them unique.

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