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Mighty fine Mississippi Delta cigar box slide guitar - Free ship

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Super nice cigar box slide guitar lovingly handcrafted by me at Brax~Tone Delta Bluesbox Guitars in Eugene, OR.
Specializing in crafting high quality, depression era, traditional Mississippi Delta style Cigar box slide guitars.
Cigar box guitars are one of the humblest & easiest instruments to play, three strings is all you need for fat, authentic Delta Blues sound, don't let anybody tell you different! You can't get this sound from even the most expensive 6 string.
What sets my guitars apart from others is my attention to detail & craftsmanship, especially the neck & headstock, I spend a lot of time in this area.
Go to Braxtone.wordpress for various pictures of cbgs I've made in the past if your interested.

Guitar features~
~100% cedar box
~Glass bottleneck slide included
~Nickle frets
~Eastern maple neck
~Bloodwood fretboard
~Piezo pickup
~*Domino bridge
~Brass bolt nut
~Inlay green pearloid marker dots
~Gear tuners
~Brass corner protectors x8
~Hand rubbed Danish oil + wax finish on all wood parts
~Bronze wound strings
~Brass sound hole cover
~25" scale length
Guitar is signed & numbered
* Dominos go way back in Black American culture.

Like most people your first thought might be- Why use only 3 strings, isn't a 6 string better?
Well, it's just a different animal altogether- when you add a 6 string neck, it sounds like a regular guitar no matter what you do or how you play. You'll never achieve that dirty, raunchy, primitive Delta sound on a 6 string guitar
Please check out photos of my sold cbgs here~ Braxtone.wordpress.com
check out the guitar I just made for John Mellencamp- the red Brickhouse with dice volume.

Artists statement~
Braxton Nagle
My cbg’s are traditional, Mississippi Delta style, electrocoustic slide, cigar box guitars. Hand crafted in Eugene, OR.
I’ve always been attracted to the fine aesthetic quality of cigar boxes.
As an artist working with wood & mixed media for over 20 years (among other things) creating these primitive, humble little guitars is the most satisfying.
I am pleased that these guitars are a very accessible instrument for aspiring musicians as well as the instrument on which many Blues Masters learned their craft.
Cigar box guitars have a wonderful lineage dating back over 150 years.
They really came into their own during the Great Depression with blues musicians of the Delta Mississippi region making guitars out of found objects.
Cigar box guitars have been enjoying a huge revival recently in other parts of the country, as interested folks are getting back to the real & primitive essence of this unique style of American music.
I’m proud to be making a small contribution to that movement -
referred to as the “Cigar Box Guitar Revolution” & being part of a small group pioneering these marvelous little instruments westward.
I’ve sold my guitars nationally as well as internationally.
Recent recipients~
John Mellencamp & James Williamson of the Stooges.


~Keeping it real, one cigar box at a time~

*NOTE Don't get stuck with a learning curve guitar! Do your homework, compare features, make sure there's a return policy, make sure the builder has made at least 50. Pay a little more, but be more satisfied in the long run.
Be wary of cbgs under $200- pictures can be very deceiving & are usually hobbyist guitars- not for gigging.
My guitars are professionally made & are not toys, I've made over 120.

Custom orders available

Mighty fine Mississippi Delta cigar box slide guitar - Free ship


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cigar box, domino, oak, tuners, brass bolt, strings, peizo, drain cover, fret wire
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 15 reviews