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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This is a scaled-down Moderne made of red cedar with a soapbar pickup, fake Bigsby and Starcaster neck.

Very nice, always liked the Moderne.

This my latest opus, The Swamp Rot Gitty.

Really proud of this one. The sustain is infinite and the tone is fat bassy Hendrix (Woodstock) mean type. 

My 3rd guitar build. But this one was faster to build now that I have some proper tools like a dremel and a router.

This custom Chicago Tenor Electric CBG for Tim G in San Miguel, CA has a new feature that I call a "Double Scarf Cut".  I cut a regular 13 degree headstock from the standard 1 1/2 by 3/4 inch poplar wood stock on my table saw using a sled and the fence.  Turn the headstock over and glue it to the bottom of the neck.  After drying, clamp the neck back into the 13 degree sled and add 5/8 inch to the fence width and run it back through the saw again, taking off about 1/8 inch.  This moves the nut about 1 inch further up the neck and gives a more comfortable grip after I round off the neck on the router table.  It looks good too.

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I'd like to enter this, but am having trouble posting pictures here. Pictures can be found on my page here though. https://cigarboxnation.com/photo/albums/the-duffinator
Sweet!

I made this saprano uke for my grandson's tenth birthday. Neck is reclamed oak, fretboard is reclamed mahogany Grover tuners.

This Christmas themed four string cigar box guitar came out of the shop of Paul Mero Junkpile Guitars (i.e. me). The graphics for the body and headstock are vintage Christmas cards. The fretboard is covered with Christmas themed matchbooks which are becoming increasingly hard to find. The guitar was donated to a local group that supports music programs in the school district. The guitar was raffled off at an annual holiday music program with proceeds going towards the good of the organization.

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