The sapele neck was already warped and "twisted" from the start, so I took a "gamble" on it. After making some adjusments I managed to complete the build. The body is a fancy decorated playing card box with hand-made Brass fitments and a gold mini humbucker. Small volume/tone controls are fitted on the side. Tuned to GGB.

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Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on March 4, 2019 at 5:57am

I really appreciate your compliments Dave.  I bought the box as is.  Like you, the intricate design drew me to this box.  On close scrutiny, I think it is some form of printed laminate, if only it was genuine scroll work! I didn't take long for me to work on a theme for this build though. You have a good eye Dave, thank you. Bob.

Comment by David Pfeiffer on March 3, 2019 at 10:57pm

 That's a sweet box guitar, Bob.  The only ones I've seen so far weren't near that nice, and if that filigree or scroll work or whatever you call the decoration was hand done it was well done. I was a sign painter and my eyes get drawn to that type of design. Did some airbrush and pin striping similar, but not nearly that complicated. Sure do like that design. And making it into a guitar, you do fine work and that's just about an ultimate "one off".Did it take more than ten seconds after you first saw it to have the design started?

Comment by Brent Briggs on January 24, 2019 at 8:27am

Like the looks of this one.

Comment by Bob "Ambrose" Negus on January 18, 2019 at 4:44am

Thank you. I think It sounds ok.  I managed to bang-out a bit of "Copperhead Road" on it. Bob.

Comment by Uncle John on January 17, 2019 at 12:42pm

I wondered why you called it twisted.  It looks great!   Should be a good slide player!

Comment by Brian Thompson on January 17, 2019 at 12:28pm

Great result Bob, and well done saving that neck! That box is beautiful.....lovely marquetry work, what a great find and looks so 'right' in it's new role.

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