#111254 Esteli Dept of Army Acoustic/Electric, 24-3/4 scale, 3 string - CBG for Service Member!

I acquired this box and it got me involved with Cigar Box Nation's CBGs for Service Members. I finally connected with an Army Sergeant who will give it a good home. The box is medium sized, but deep, and as with most of my recent builds, I thinned the top to 1/8" and added tone bars, resulting in another great sounding CBG. Another beautiful walnut neck and a quilted cherry fretboard. It is hard to show the quilting in the pictures, but it is a treat in person. The hammer and anvil soundholes are just for the Sgt, since his hobby is blacksmithing. Ebony binding, Paua Abalone fretmarkers, brass side dots, geared tuners, black buffalo horn nut and bridge, and chrome strap buttons complete the CBG. Of course, signature Huntz n' Sam 6061-T5 aluminum neck plate and due to the short box, an external tailpiece. I strung it up with 44-32-24 strings, all wound strings, for that Mississippi sound and tuned it G-D-G. The Truoil finish is as robust as it is beautiful. The transducer is positioned under the bridge for maximum tone and volume.

The Sergeant requested an amplifier too, so I was only too happy to oblige with CBA #111226. The Gurkha Viper box houses 9V battery powered Honeytone innards featuring Off/Volume, Tone, and Overdrive controls, as well as a Headphone jack and a DC input. I include the wall adapter so he doesn't have to chew through batteries if near an outlet. I hate parting with this one too, but that's the test.

Thanks again Huntz, it's beautiful and sounds great!
Hot Metal

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