Junksville is a U.K. maker of one-of-a-kind instruments inspired by the traditional cigar box guitars dating back to the 1800’s. Using parts recycled, scavenged and scrounged, his builds include traditional 3-string cigar box guitars, gas-can banjos, resonator guitars and solid bodies of 3- 4- 5- and 6-strings. He also does custom guitars with the input of customer ideas.
Featured in the video below is Junksville’s latest build, the Deadwood MK-3, a 3-string cigar box guitar with a poplar body, maple top, thinline design and a single F-hole. You can see from the video that the guitar is beautifully made, and features a sapele neck with spalted ash fretboard. Among the coolest features are the Jack Daniels mini-bottle floating bridge, flip-top lighter tail piece, two Pigsquealer pickups wound on a sewing machine and poker-dice for the two volume- and one tone-control knobs.
Cigar Box Guitar Tuning
If you’re not familiar with cigar box guitars then it’s worth noting that there’s really no standard but open-G tuning is probably the most common. If you’re wondering how to get one of these Junksville instruments keep in mind that this is a hobby on the verge of a business, so you’ll need to contact the builder at http://www.junksville.co.uk/ to discuss any available builds or a custom order.
Category: Acoustic Guitar Kits