Friday, September 16, 2011

Really, another slide?

As you can see I own my share of slides, and I do rotate between them. Last week I was talking to Keni Lee Burgess, and he told me about a new bone slide he just received. It was a little pricey..... Then he said "But, it was worth it".... HMMMMM Worth it! kept ringing in my head...... HMMMMM, the next thing I know I'm typing up this post and saying. Sell what you have to and get you one of these. "It's worth it"

Tell Adam - Jim Mitchell and Keni Lee sent you....

actually if you call Adam and tell him I sent you he'll sell you a slide for $40.00 plus shipping.... Wait a minute! That's more then I paid.... LOL


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Lone Wolf and Blues Beaten Redshaw at Muddy Roots.

All indications are for those of us that weren't at muddy roots, we missed something special! Here is a picture of Bruno aka Lone wolf and Gavin aka Blues beaten Redshaw playing a couple of my 3 string cbgs for a pick up crowd...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Every ending is a new beginning, isn't it?

Well tonight I loaded up the car with the suitcase reso and headed over to Orlando just meet up with Rev. Nix and BluesBeaten Redshaw. Those boys are going to meet up with Husky for MuddyRoots and the big hand off will take place. This picture is of BBR amazing us with is considerable skill and talent.

I really enjoy hearing my instruments in the hands of someone that really knows what they doing....Believe me Red knows what he is doing.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

Not just the same old blues.....

My oldest son has been working on an illustration project for his senior year at Ringling school of art.... This illustration has one of my first builds in the center.... It's really cool to see what he is capable of doing these days. Thanks James... The old man appreciates it very much.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Husky playing his 3 string cigar box resonator on tour at Wills Pub in Orlando Florida.

With a little help from the one man band himself on bass the one and only Lone Wolf. Man I can't believe I missed the show... My day job is certainly getting in the way of my personal life....

Monday, August 22, 2011

Work continues on Suitcase Resonator for Husky Burnette

I have been hard at it on one of my most interesting builds to date. I am building a 6 string suitcase resonator guitar for Husky Burnette. The build features a magnetic pickup designed and built by Bob Harrison. Bob's pickups have been showing up on a lot of builds lately. I am really excited to hear what this thing does. I have also installed one of Ben Getty's rod piezo with a preamp under the biscuit. I am really happy with how this system has worked on a 3 string cigar box resonator that I installed it in earlier this year. The rod piezo is a huge improvement over the conventional piezo. As usual this resonator has provided it's share of construction challenges. The extra tension has been a challenge, I think I have it under control. The goal is to have the build complete for Muddy roots. Since the day job has me on the road this week we will see. Husky is out on tour if you get a chance do yourself a favor and catch one of his shows. I'll post a link to his website soon as well as pictures of the new build. (you can also see them on my facebook page cigar city cigar box guitars)...

Saturday, April 23, 2011

For tour information and merchandise from Husky please buy something his kids are hungry.....for real!

Husky Burnette - On tour with a Cigar City CBG Reso

"Since I took this Cigar City resonator cbg home with me it's the main thing I've been picking on so far, above my 3 favorite guitars. Now I have a 4th!! Jim Mitchell's builds are seriously top notch - tone, easy playing, sturdy pieces of work - and the prices are half of what you could get other cbg's of this quality for! Seriously do yourself a favor and order a custom box!"
-Husky Burnette

Husky is clearly one of the hardest working journeyman blues Guitar-slingers working today. He is just back from his "Place to stay" tour and already back out for several dates across the south. I had a chance to meet up with him in Orlando last week and hear him put several of my guitars through their paces. Husky is the real deal! Do yourself a big favor and see one of his shows.

Lowebow fest 2011

Ginger, Johnny and me

The famous John Low, The Reverend Nix and myself at Lowebow fest 2011.... Great weekend

Monday, February 21, 2011

Cigars and Guitars

Check out the older posts for more information on the builds that were featured at the show.....

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

More pictures of new builds


on the bench should be ready to go this week. Blond Burst $300.00 Blond $250.00

Make certain to scroll down and see older posts for these builds.

Back in the shop

I am back in the shop working on some acoustics. I recently got my hands on three Thompson boxes (they have a great sound). This one features a slotted headstock as well as a blond burst finish. Price $300.00. I am also working on a blond one for $250.00

I have this one taped and ready to polish the frets. I hope to string her up and give her a listen in the next day or so....

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hollowbelly playing his Cigar City Resonator.

Well I built this for myself but Hollowbelly wanted it. I am a builder more than a player. (what would you have done)? I made the right call! Here is Belly rocking his Cigar City reso.