I nearly wet my pants, when I discovered this cigar box up for auction on eBay, and couldn't believe nobody was bidding on it. So, I asked the owner, Mitzi from Monroe, if she would unload it on a 'buy-it-now' basis. She did! And, what you see here is the result of that negotiation a week or so ago.
The neck is oak with a beautiful Brazilian walnut veneer laminated to it, by way of my son Joe, whose father-in-law collected veneers of many types during his cabinet-making days. Now, I have a supply for exotic guitar necks.
Along the way, I decided to laminate another type veneer to the front and back of the headstock, with a skunk stripe going down the neck to the box. Fret markers are small nails on the fretboard, and BBs (my usual treatment) for the side markers. Tuners out of China. String trees from a supplier in Ontario. Strings from GuitarFetish. Brass rod for nut and bridge. And a silver spoon from a yard sale for a tailstock.