DIY Instrument Contest: What Came Out of Santa's Workshop! $1000 in Prizes

SANTA HAS BEEN BUSY IN HIS WORKSHOP THIS YEAR... AND WE WANNA SEE WHAT HE (YOU) BUILT!!!  Win one of $1000 in prizes.  

Here's the video details:

PRIZES:

GRAND PRIZE:  $500 C. B. Gitty gift certificate!!!  Enough to stock your guitar shop...  Get the tools you need...  Go nuts!

FIVE RUNNERS UP:  $100 C. B. Gitty gift certificate each!!!

Winners chosen at random.  All skill levels encouraged to enter!  

We want to see photos of the instruments you made during the Holiday Season 2018...especially the stuff you made for others!  Let's have some fun with this and post photos all over the internet featuring cigar box guitars, homemade instruments and all the DIY music creativity that comes with them.

This serves as Cigar Box Nation's official submission page.  You can also enter this contest on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at C. B. Gitty's customer gallery. See the official contest rules for details.  

Let's see what came out of Santa's workshop this year!  Post pics below with details on the build, who received it, etc.  

Contest runs Dec. 21-31, 2018.  Winner announced Jan. 4, 2018.

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Build #27, Cèilidh (pronounced kay-lee), a mandocello/bouzouki sort of thing. 8 strings (4 unison courses), 25.5" scale, 22 frets, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard, the body is a book box from Hobby Lobby. The pickup is an MGB Hot Tuna humbucker and the controls are volume, coil split, treble cut, bass cut and mid cut. Currently tuned modal D (ADAD).

outstanding.

Thanks Paul!

Built this for my 10 year old Nephew Andy. I played Silent Night on it at our family Christmas party. After the much appreciated applause, I turned to Andy and said " Hey Andy, by the way this guitar is now yours" He was shocked! Came over to me with a huge hug and thank you. Later that day, must've thanked me 5 times. Said it was the best present he got! This was built with parts from C.B. Gitty including tuners, fret wire (it is a also zero fret), strings, rod piezo volume pot, jack, and strap buttons.

Built this for my 10 year old Nephew Andy. I played Silent Night on it at our family Christmas party. After the much appreciated applause, I turned to Andy and said " Hey Andy, by the way this guitar is now yours" He was shocked! Came over to me with a huge hug and thank you. Later that day, must've thanked me 5 times. Said it was the best present he got! This was built with parts from C.B. Gitty including tuners, fret wire (it is a also zero fret), strings, rod piezo volume pot, jack, and strap buttons.

Built this for my 10 year old Nephew Andy. I played Silent Night on it at our family Christmas party. After the much appreciated applause, I turned to Andy and said " Hey Andy, by the way this guitar is now yours" He was shocked! Came over to me with a huge hug and thank you. Later that day, must've thanked me 5 times. Said it was the best present he got! This was built with parts from C.B. Gitty including tuners, fret wire (it is a also zero fret), strings, rod piezo volume pot, jack, and strap buttons.

Here's a swamp witch that  sold a little more locally . Someone  bought for a friend as an Xmas gift. Made from  a chopped up pinball game  playing field , , it lights up and has sound effects . I am currently doing another one of these , and i think it will be the  last of the pinball line .

That's cool Pick.

thanx man ;-)

Hi, you will see entered in this competition a guitar by Warren Evans, built for his son for Christmas.

Warren is my son and lives a 2-3 day drive across Aussie from me, but somehow we posted our entries at the same time, without knowing.

This photo shows my son and his son both with guitars I had built as gifts for them. They came from Santas workshop, but not this year.

Taff

Good looking family and git builds.

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