Cigar Box Guitars / CBGS

BOX CAR BLUES
BOX CAR BLUES
BOX CAR BLUES
BOX CAR BLUES

BOX CAR BLUES

The inspiration for this Instrumental Artwork came from the idea of the ugly duckling becomes the swan story.

I had gathered what seemed like a particularly ugly set of items, a wrong sized box, an old rusty hinge, a sinkhole cover, an antique key and what looked like a tired, unsightly and maybe even broken pickup from the sixties.

Fearing the worst i decided to put them all together into one guitar, that hopefully could represent a beat up old box car carriage i saw attached to a train passing under a bridge I was on one day.

The train engine looked new and so did all the carriage’s except the last one which was so beat up and dilapidated I wondered if it would even hold together for the journey it was on that day.

When I put together this guitar I was still unsure weather it would even work, but when I plugged it in the most beautiful, strong, rustic blues sound you could imagine came bellowing forth.

A blues players dream, this guitar became not only a swan, but a majestic, swooning swan, full of beautiful vibration and to me a life lesson of the finest quality.

SCALE LENGTH: FENDER 25.5 648mm
ELECTRIC, RIGHT HANDED, 19 FRET, THREE STRING, CIGARBOX GUITAR.