I'm planning to sell off a bunch of my regular guitars and some of my cigar box guitars in the new year so I've gathered my cbgs together for a quick photoshoot.
Apologies for the poor quality photographs.
In this corner, from the left, you can see my Smokehouse guitars six string that is hiding a self-built six string, edged with meccano. Next to that there is another six string with a single coil pickup and right in the corner there is my Wichita Sam four string licence plate guitar. Next to that is another six string, this one fitted with 3 single coil pickups and decorated with a custom paint finish kindly provided by my wife. Leaning on top of that is my one string diddley-bass that I made a while back. Behind that is an excellent 3 stringer made by Roosterman and to the right of that is a 3 stringer made by me, fitted with a Juju 3 string pickup.
In this picture, from the left, you can see the fantastic six-string bread box resonator made by Roosterman, using a cutlery box and a bread bin lid. In front of that is my custom Stumblecol four string made for me personally by Col. And behind that you can see my backporch mojo 5 string resonator, customised by me with a cool brass cone. Next to that is a 3 string Chickenbone John cbg, currently without any strings. And then there is a slightly better view of my Smokehouse Guitars six string, which is my current favourite.
On the left here is another of my 3 string cbgs from Chickenbone John, a very fine instrument indeed.
The image above presents the first CBG that I made, on the left. A very simple fretless 3 string with a piezzo pickup that cost less than £4 to make. Next to that is another of my home made CBGs, this one is a 3 string, fretted and fitted with a flat 3 string pickup. And next to that is another 3 stringer made by me, this time with another of Jujus excellent 3 string pickups. And next to that is the beast that got me into cigar box guitars back in 2007. Its a 3 stringer that was bought for me by my wife. It's a very simple, fretless design with a cool skunk stripe in the neck, intended to be played lap style. On the far right is my Daddy Mojo six stringer, which is an awesome instrument.
Here's a better view of my Daddy Mojo six string with the cool Chihuahua box label and right next to that is my fretless Shane Wagstaff 3 stringer which is another great instrument from a brilliant CBG builder. And tucked away in the corner is my Banjo Ant 3 string wine box guitar with all sorts of cool features made by the legend himself.
I've had a lot of enjoyment with these instruments but I don't get to play them all as much as I would like so I am planning to select a few and sell them, perhaps to make room for one or two new ones.
I shall be posting details of those I am planning to sell when I have made up my mind. My first priority is to sort out my regular guitar collection (they are in another room) and sell a few of those which I don't play. Details coming soon.