"The Hubcap" Spun Cigar Box Guitar Resonator Cones - choose from 3 sizes!
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): ~3.75-inch outside diameter.
- Medium (Half-gallon-size Lid): 5.125-inch (130.175mm) outside diameter, 5-inch (127mm) mounting hole diameter recommended.
- Large (Gallon-size Lid): (158.75mm) outside diameter, 6.125-inch (155.575mm) 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 size, 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.
COMPATIBLE ADD-ON PRODUCTS:
Add a mounting ring system to make it easy to use your cone (medium and large sizes only).
Add a stylish cover plate to give your reso cone even more decorative style (medium and large sizes only).