As of October 23, 2016 I will no longer be building instruments for sale to the general public. In fact, this website will disappear as well. Thanks to all those who have purchased Mandos, dulcimers, and cigar box guitars from me over the past 12 years.
I've one last cigar box guitar, some blues harps, and a few other interesting items that I'm selling as a "Blues Package." All these instruments/accessories are being sold together.
The asking price is $335 (shipping included - contiguous U.S. only)
Take a gander. Below you'll find photos, info, and a "Buy It Now" button for Paypal. Should you have questions, feel free to contact me at the email address at the bottom of the page.
The Blues Package
1: Electric Cigar Box Guitar •••• Lowebow-Inspired fretless
3-string • 25" Scale • "Punch" cigar box body with dimensions of 8" x 11" x 2" • "Flatpup" pickup handmade and imported from Austria • Oak dowel neck with classic, angled peg head (crafted via a rather intricate bit of scarf jointing) • Bridge is a salvaged Hohner Special 20 harmonica • Strap, Brass Slide, and Picks included. This is a great player!
2: Four Suzuki Harpmaster Harmonicas (lightly used - Keys of A, D, C, F).
Only the C harp was played to any degree, and I replaced its reed plates a while back. A, D, and F have seen very little playing time. Harp is my main musical obsession, but I almost exclsively rely on a Marine Band set that I've optimized to fit my own playing style (tweaked reed gaps, custom combs, flat-sanded reed plates, etc). These Harpmasters are good harmonicas, but they're part of a back-up set I no longer use.
3: Harmonica Neck Rack
4: Antique Washboard (very old, with glass scrub-board for cool percussion/rhythm sound)