Cigar Box Guitars / CBGS

MATAI MANA
MATAI MANA
MATAI MANA
MATAI MANA
MATAI MANA

MATAI MANA

As the Journey of a Thousand Miles begins with one step, so too does this Instrumental Artwork as it was the first of fifty to be made in the kaprimein series.

I wanted to make the first Instrumental Artwork as strong as possible by drawing on a few icons from Aotearoa.

I liked the strength of the 1959 One Shilling coin I placed in the guitar neck. It had a crouching Maori Warrior on one side that provided further power to the Native Matai hardwood I used to carve the neck.

The Natural Paua Shell fret markers, Control Knobs and surrounds add to the native feel of the instrument, and a Tonezone Humbucker pickup provides the grunt.

The Canoe style headstock design and Partagas cigarbox complement the durability and strength of this special first piece ever made Instrumental Artwork.