My husband is a guitar player (as a hobby), and I've pretty much bought him all the accessories he wants over the years. Our anniversary is in less than a month and I'm at a loss on what to get him. I got the great idea to get him a unique cigar box guitar, maybe even get it engraved. HOWEVER, the more I look online at the different ones available, the more I'm starting to think he might actually appreciate building one himself. He has done upgrades to his guitars, and loves building/creating. I'm completely clueless on all of this though.
So I thought I'd try to get some advice! Should I:
1) buy him one that is already made to feel out his interest and give him something immediately playable? If so, where is the best place to look? It's already too late to get a custom one made in time for our anniversary.
2) buy him a kit/pieces to build his own? If so, where do I start? Should I wait on purchasing the actual cigar box so he can pick that out himself?
Any help is greatly appreciated!!!
Here's a kit from CB Gitty crafters that should get him going if you decide on that route.
If you decide on a custom made CBG I highly recommend the anonymous pick. He's a member here and does fantastic custom work.
He also has a website
And, as Ron says, there are many excellent builders here who have guitars available for sale if you skip the custom build requirement - 'till next anniversary anyway!
What Jim and Ron said.
If custom is the route then Pick's the man. Best value for the money.
I'd also throw Jason Mill's, Maddog and even Jim Morris in there too just for a variety.
geezz , thanx for the kind words guys . especially coming from fine builders / players as yourselves .
i will friend Stephanie and talk over options with her and see if a swamp witch is for her / him . if not . i'll direct her to other fine builders such as yourselves .
thanx again guys . ;-)
Or a coded message?
i can wrap it in a bow :-)
Like I said, code!