Thursday, April 29, 2010

This cover plate appears more smudged.

While this one has some real aging to it....

And here they are side by side..

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Circa 2010....

I can't help it, I like the look of old instruments. To me when I think of cigar box guitars I think about something from an old farm that is well worn and very warm. The first shot is of a three string resonator. The following pictures demonstrate the results of an aging process that I use to give my new instruments that vintage look. Even with the receipt I don't think my supplier will take this stuff back.Sorry about the picture quality I shot them late and did not really set up any lights. If you scroll a few posts back you can see the 4 string before I aged the metal parts.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Did I forget to mention my friend Keni Lee Burgess did this awesome youtube for me... Took me by complete surprise... If you don't have any of his music (CD's) you need to get some.

The new build is finished. Four string resonator with truss rod, mother of toilet seat fingerboard and double slotted headstock.... This one game me a run for my money there is a lot going on with this build and no it will not be in every one's price range. Let's just say it is something that only the most dedicated player is going to want to take home...

I am still thinking about adding corners, relicing the metal parts. Don't be surprised if you see some changes to this one in the near future.