Hi, over in Paul Craig's What's on Your Workbench thread, Paul mentioned building guitars out of bamboo, so I thought I would show this one I built some years ago.
Its actually a cigar box made of bamboo. It was too thick to build as an acoustic so it has no soundhole, it is pure hollow-body electric. One side, that was a drawer that held the cigars, is replaced by an access panel for getting inside if need be. The pickup is Gibson Les Paul. Its set up for slide.
I appreciate the clean cuts and the tight fit of the parts. The arm rest is a great practical addition. Nice build.
Thanks Rick, I like to palm [mute] the bass strings and the "rest" makes it easier. This box is the "year of the monkey", I'll have to see if I can get some more with different years.
Hi, I just searched for this type of bamboo box and I found them. However there was a minimum purchase of 500 units........I don't think so. Ha ha.