Three String Cigar Box Guitar
Combination Acoustic & Electric
Made by me, Jess Allred -- TotalRojo Guitars
- I will create a custom, handmade, cigar box guitar similar to the one shown.
- Choose a style from the creations seen on this blog, or develop your own theme for me.
- Please allow two weeks for the completion of your guitar.
- Share your thoughts or questions with me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The instrument shown above is a genuine three-string cigar box guitar. It is fretted and set up with open tuning and can be played with either slide or in the traditional strum/pick manner. It is built for playing Delta Blues, Folk, Rock, or whatever, acoustically or through an amp via a Piezo transducer pickup. Either way it sounds great, and it's unique and gnarly sound is perfect for ripping the blues on a slide.
There are numerous design possibilities, so I am not limited in creation.
- A genuine cigar box
- Hand cut sound holes -- open, covered, or screen-backed, and styles vary
- Hand shaped oak neck -- set neck or through-box design
- Poplar fretboard
- Hand finished stainless steel medium size frets
- Geared tuning machines -- open or closed design
- Custom handmade nut -- in a variety of styles and materials
- Custom handmade bridge and saddle -- in variety of styles and materials
- Custom designed tailpiece to fit the style of the guitar
- 25-inch scale on most designs, but that can be altered to fit the design/style
- Steel strings on all guitars
- Commercial pickups -- either Piezo transducer; single coil; or Humbucker style
- Graphic enhancements when desired or required
Each instrument is handmade by me, and intended to be played, and each guitar has a unique look and sound, no two are alike, and each is numbered and signed for authentication.
Prices vary depending on design and style, however they range from $135.00 for the simpler straight-forward designs to $300+ for the more complex and refined guitars. Includes a set of extra strings -- $9 value. Shipping is additional. (Write me for a quote on your design or selection).
All the instruments are playable one-of-a-kind creations ready to meet your musical demand.