May 5, 2011

The 'Hugin' Lassie'

This is my latest 3-string Cigarbox Slide Guitar. It actually got off to a real bad start when i was cutting the headstock. Look at that cut (picture to the right). Pathetic. But in the end, the 'bad cut' actually resulted in a great headstock with an unusual but wonderful organic form. The 'mistake' actually gave it a lot of character.

Like my other instruments, i tried to assemble this guitar with found or reclaimed materials. The cigarbox was picked up at the Cigar Store for free & the hardwood for the neck was found on the street. The 'Lassie' figure at the top as well as the 'Hugin' emblem on the neck and the skeleton key at the bridge were bought at the flea market for a few cents a piece. My buddy Tjeert who works at a music store close by gave me a bunch of used tuners. (Thanks Tjeert!)

Lastly, this guitar, like the 'Maritza', can be plugged in thanks to Marko's wiring abilities. Video coming soon!

5 comments:

Happy Kreg said...

That is beautiful! I think Lassie wants us to follow her!

woodcutter said...

That is a thing of beauty!

Patsy said...

Fantastic! Can't wait to see/hear it.

Andy Stone said...

It looks so antique! :)

Shelley Rickey said...

And built to last until it truly is an antique!