Sandusky Street in Delaware, Ohio is the home of at least three very nicely organized and stocked antique and secondhand stores. And, one of those stores is where I found an old, really cool, cigar box, which has become 'The Torpedo', a three-string electro/acoustic guitar.
It is a Fabrica deTabacos de Hupmann box made in La Romana Dominican Republic. The Spanish Cedar dovetail joint construction of the box makes it a sturdy resonator for a guitar.
The headstock on the cherry neck is a scarf joint design that has zebra wood laminated to the top to cover the scarf joint. Corian nut and saddle enclose the 25.4-inch scale maple full-fretted fingerboard. Sound holes in varying sizes and design open the top of the box to allow sound to bounce around, and a Piezo transducer pickup installed under the bridge transmits sound to an amp.
The Torpedo is tuned G-D-g, like most of my guitars, and it sounds very nice acoustically with a strong growl resonating from the box.