This box (including the brandy) came as a present to Herbert’s beloved wife from her father on the occasion of a birthday with a zero at the end. So, it was clear from the very beginning that this box would not end up in the dust bin or as firewood!
It is tuned in open G (GDGB), probably the best known tuning for the 4-string cigar box guitar and equipped with a custom hand wound magnetic pick-up.
Soundsample, Arma Blues
★ Yes, we know and we will not tire of mentioning it for completeness: We do not receive a single cent from the brandy producers, nor from the region, and certainly not from France. But we are open to corresponding offers (Contact).
Some pictures from the workshop
String hack - test whether the box sounds at all.
Measuring the neck opening.
Fitting of the neck.
Checking the height of the top of the box and the neck