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My 'Fishbox' cigar box guitars

Postby Stephen M. Faulk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:01 pm

Early Summer I made a few cigar box guitars using local fish packing crates that I cut down and reassembled into cigar box scale boxes. I'll post photos. As a result someone asked me to make a real electric cigar box guitar and brought me a box of Dominicans. Without the cigars, which I don't like. Nasty.

He bought a tin Coffee sign and asked me to use it somehow on the guitar. And I carved coffee bean knobs from over sized drawer pulls and used them for control knobs. Here are a few pictures:
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Re: My 'Fishbox' cigar box guitars

Postby Stephen M. Faulk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:08 pm

Here is one of the Fishbox guitars.

The hirargana characters say 'kusuri' or drugs, it's the sign characters used to say drugstore. The kanji on the fish crates says Japan Fisherman's Association and 'Sanma' a type of fish known in English as 'Pacific Saury'.

They are tuned to G D G tuning and play with a slide.
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Re: My 'Fishbox' cigar box guitars

Postby Stephen M. Faulk » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:13 pm

Mix and match going on when I was putting boxes together.
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Re: My 'Fishbox' cigar box guitars

Postby Karl Wicklund » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:14 am

Nice. I like the coffee bean knobs.
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Re: My 'Fishbox' cigar box guitars

Postby Bob Francis » Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:08 pm

I like the beans too and they look like fun to play.
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