Rose 4-String Cigar Box Guitar with EMG 89 Dual Mode Pickup, Push Push Volume Control & Grovers - B

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4-String deluxe cigar box guitar with hard maple neck, angled peghead and
fretted 25-inch scale black walnut fingerboard with laser cut rose dot markers,
deluxe Grover Mini-Rotomatic tuners, an active EMG 89 dual mode pickup -
actually two separate pickups, a single coil side by side with a stacked
humbucker in one case - and switchable via the built in push-push volume
control. The guitar also features a tone control, locking strap buttons, an
external 9V battery box, and a beautiful and resonant Las Cabrillas cigar box
so it sounds great unplugged as well as plugged in.

Hi, I'm Bruce Lee Rose, the builder of this instrument. I spent 35 years
building and repairing stringed instruments of all kinds professionally. Along
the way I've been written up in magazines, newspapers, profiled on the PBS
television program Wisconsin Life, and filled a wall with ribbons and awards
won at the fine art festivals we've displayed our cigar box instruments at over
the last dozen years. During this time our cigar box guitars have shown up
regularly on stages throughout the US, Europe, and even the far east. Cigar box
instruments represent a quintessentially American art form. Cigar box fiddles,
mandolins, banjos, and especially guitars, have been around for nearly two
hundred years, appearing shortly after the introduction of the modern wooden
cigar box in the 1830s. My gggrandfather, Robin Rose, carried a cigar box
fiddle with him while fighting in the Civil War, and my ggrandfather on my
father's side, William Tecumseh Sherman Rose, brought a cigar box guitar with
him when he moved (along with his first cousin - and my ggrandfather on my
mother's side - Stonewall Jackson Powers) from Wise County, Virginia to
Camden-on-Gauley, WV in 1895. I continue to build my cigar box instruments by
hand, much as my forebears did, starting with a used wooden cigar box, a maple
board, and strings. But while continuing to pay homage to my Appalachian
forebears, I have also incorporated the tools and techniques acquired over a
lifetime's work as a modern luthier, introducng improvements I am confident my
relatives would have appreciated like geared tuners, modern fretwire and
electronics, as well as more subtle internal changes that give my instruments
more acoustic volume and tone. While ever mindful of the history and traditions
of my craft, I am nonetheless continually looking for ways to improve upon the
performance and playability of my instruments, for just as was true of those
built by my relatives so long ago, these are works of art meant to be put to

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