'el Jefe' is a three-string electro/acoustic 25.4-inch cigar box guitar with scarf joint ebony laminate headstock, and zebrawood 22-fret fingerboard. The Corian nut is followed by a brass drawer pull I converted to a bridge and saddle. The A-D-G strings from a standard acoustic set ride over a very 'hot' hand wound TotalRojo magnetic pickup, from the open gear tuners to the custom tailstock. It's tuned to open G (G-D-g).
I like the Padron box because of the acoustic quality derived from the thin laminated top, which lets sound bounce around quite well through the three screen-backed sound holes. Amp up this monster and the doors blow down -- seriously, with the gain set at two, and volume at four, this 'big man' scorches.
To add window dressing to the box, I chose to design corner pieces from thin walnut stock. And, the logo, which is a standard headstock item, is relocated to the body for a little change in atmosphere.