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3 string Resonator Cigar Box Guitar ~ 1857 Brass Old Timer Red Dog Slide Dobro

Estimated price for orientation: 1 765 $

Category: Cigar Box Guitars
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Brand: Red Dog Resophonic Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Era: Cigar Box Guitar UPC: Does not apply


Just of the work bench, another Model -3- Old Timer, but in brass. Hands down the easiest guitar to play vintage Delta Blues and slide guitar on. These resonator guitars play themselves, very easy to get that old Americana sound with little effort, and lots of volume and vintage tone when played with a slide. This Old Timer guitar is by far my most popular resonator guitar that I make. No matter how many I make I still enjoy the process, there just as much fun to build as to play!... but at the same time these homemade Reso-phonic guitars provide the most authentic old time Delta Blues sound. Super easy to get that vintage tone you've always wanted in your playing.I don't like to make big claims, so watch this video and listen, it's either for you or not, all my guitars sound and play the same as I make all my guitars the same way. The recipe I use to capture that old time Blues sound works for me so I do everything the same. I make the pickups the same, the action and scale length, everything is the same in all my guitars, only the appearances and artwork look different, but all my guitars are really the same inside and out.anyways, here they are in action, If you love Delta Blues or slide guitar, this is set up for killer slide, go from gritty blues to clear country and everything in between. This is an all handmade and homemade cigar box guitar. This is a 3 string guitar that has all custom made brass work, pickup art with vintage lettering, and all handmade.  This 1857 Old Timer resonator guitar is Joy To Play! If you have any questions, email me or better yet pickup the phone and call me! John 1-775-440-1127.     The pickup is hand drawn art by me and was many hours of work alone, this is NOT computer art. Hand spun Resonator cone made by Mike Lowe in Rockwall Texas, by far the best on planet earth!all the other metal work hand done by me in the shop. This guitar is American Folk history. This guitar is a recreation of the guitars used at the turn of the century by bluesmen in the Southern Delta. This guitar is completely hand made, but don’t let its simplicity fool you, It took me several hundred hours to transform an old used cigar box into a guitar that will easily outplay any Martin or Taylor in that raw down home Blues. Muddy Waters defiantly never played a Martin and owning a Resonator guitar was all but a dream, however Muddy Waters did play a cigar box guitar growing up on those banks of the Mississippi River. This guitar is the roots of blues history, and I've built it to be the epitome of a Vintage Classic yet this guitar will have a legacy for the next several hundred years. It will still daze and be as captivating then, as it does today. ...If it's not for you, no worries, just enjoy the photos. Here is a video of one of these 3 stringers in action,       Fun to play, but also pretty dang fun to look at too!
If you looking for a super fun to play guitar and just can't seem to find the sounds of vintage American folk music on your store bought or factory made guitar, this guitar is both easy to play and sounds super great! My only sales pitch is to ask you this....If you're totally and completely bored with playing a regular guitar or tired of the continued invasion of Chinese made products and just can't seem to have fun making music then what you need is to go back to the roots of how American music was made. With a cigar box guitar it will take you back to the lost early days of blues music. On the plantations and in the fields this guitar is nostalgic of an era long gone, these simple, yet elegantly crafted instruments bring to life music once played in the deep south by legendary Bluesmen such as Muddy Waters, Lightin' Hopkin's, Buddy Guy, Hound Dog Taylor, and Big Bill Broonzy, and That ain't but a few! 
Shipping ANYWHERE in the World $55 - Because of the investment in time I put into my work, I will insure and ship the guitar to you and in return you can meet me at a pre set and fair price of Fifty Five dollars. No matter where you live....From any Hometown USA to The ARTIC CIRCLE or even as far away as The DEEP CONGO, it's the same $55 US dollars. Mailed Airmail and insured 7 to 12 days.You have a house? I will get it there for $55 even Steven, Anywhere in the world, Yes that means ANYWHERE on Planet Earth for just $55Still here? .....Would you like to learn more about the history of the cigar box guitar?
 Well, what is a Cigar Box Guitar? The truth is, in the South it's common to hear stories that B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Lightnin' Hopkins and all those other old-time blue