Gitty sells a box that looks like a Shellback's tattoo. For some reason it made me think of that old Steve McQueen movie The Sand Pebbles. Story about an American gun boat in China back in the 1930s. The proverbial light came on and thus my latest 3 string CBG, #22, was finally born this evening. The poplar wood neck is red only on the top and the frets, dots, and notes are wood burnt on the side. (The red stain is simply old barb wire completely dissolved in vinegar.) A little Great Granddaughter ought to be able to learn to play slide on this pretty easy now.  Also wood burnt the name "Gun Boat Annie" and did a sorry looking version of the movie's fictional gun boat, the USS San Pablo, down lower on the neck. Scale is a short 21 inches. All parts except the neck are Ben's.

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Comment by Carl Floyd on June 10, 2021 at 3:46pm

Thanks. Not sure how I missed that.  In addition tot he tunings used, it is nice know the scale length too.

Comment by Steve Bookout on June 10, 2021 at 3:07pm
Carl, thanks for the kind words. The scale length is 21 inches.
Comment by Carl Floyd on June 10, 2021 at 1:35pm

Great Steve McQueen movie.  Love your guitar.  What scale length?

Comment by Southern Ray on May 25, 2021 at 12:48am

 Thank you for that Steve. Very nice guitar. This is a gorgeous use of that dye.

Comment by Steve Bookout on May 25, 2021 at 12:31am

The barb wire and vinegar stain requires OLD barb wire.  The newer stuff has to much zinc and other stuff in it to do much good.  Takes a while to dissolve.

Comment by Steve Bookout on May 25, 2021 at 12:30am

The barb wire and vinegar stain requires OLD barb wire.  The newer stuff has to much zinc and other stuff in it to do much good.  Takes a while to dissolve.

Comment by Southern Ray on May 24, 2021 at 9:44pm

 Very cool. Thanks for sharing the particulars about this build. Love the idea of the barbed wire. 

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