Handcrafted

  • Posted on 6th February 2013,
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Handcrafted

Using the best quality new and upcycled parts, this New Zealand based artistic company creates unique three and four string electric cigar box guitars, single string electric diddley bow, electric and acoustic ukulele, and two string electric sandman bass.

The cigar boxes, antique keys, coins and other working parts have been garnered from all ends of the globe and are then handcrafted together to provide a fun filled, individual work of musical art.

The fretted and fretless necks made at BIGSMOKE GUITARS are handformed pieces of art, using a fine range of sonic friendly hardwoods such as; Mahogany, Whenge, Tasmanian oak, Walnut, and Matai.

Unique fret markers, antique keys and coins also adorn the necks and each neck has numerous coats of oil and polish added to bring out the perfect finish.

BIGSMOKE GUITARS are a curious amalgam of the classical blues cigar box guitar character, entwined with a fresh, diverse modern millennium full of possibilities and materials waiting to be utilized.