Bourbon Blues - On Three String Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar

I loved the look of this tin like a giant Bourbon biscuit, and thought it would be fun to make into a guitar...didn't expect it to sound so good!!
These are still available from M&S for about a fiver. They are selling on eBay for much more...and with no biscuits in??!!
My husband spotted them. He also got a Custard Cream one which he is planning to use to make his first guitar when he can find the time. They'd be great to play together : -)
I'm using one of my favourite slides, made by diamond bottlenecks http://www.diamondbottlenecks.com/DB08/index.asp
The amp used is a Roland AC33, absolutely clean with no reverb or anything.
I used a rod piezo (from CB Gitty) which I put just under the bridge inside the tin, between the tin and the neck. It's wedged in so there is downward pressure on it which I think is important. This is the second one of them I have used and I think they're great!! Less feedback and a more rich and mellow tone than the disc piezos.

The Bourbon was introduced in 1910 (originally under the name Creola) by the Bermondsey biscuit company Peek Freans, of London, originator of the Garibaldi biscuit. The Peek Frean brand is now owned in the UK by United Biscuits, although the Peek Frean name is no longer used in the UK. In the US and Canada the brand is owned by Kraft Foods.

Views: 679

Location: Swavesey UK (Show Map)

Comment

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

Comment by bemuzic on May 31, 2012 at 9:44am

cheers Tom : -)

Comment by Tom Walters on May 31, 2012 at 12:25am

That was beautiful....thanks

Tom

Comment by bemuzic on May 22, 2012 at 6:57am

thanks a lot Tor : -)

Comment by Tor Börve on May 22, 2012 at 6:17am

 Very good sound ! You got a really deep blue playing style,its a true gift!! (Just as musch for us listening as for you playing),I guess thats what gifts(talent) is all about,however..you got it!

 

Comment by bemuzic on May 12, 2012 at 9:23am

thanks Nigel, ooh I love Ben Harper!! ...just looking for a BIG enough cup to dunk it into ; -)

Comment by Nigel McTrustry on May 12, 2012 at 7:33am

What a great sound and video.

It sounds a bit like some Ben Harper instrumentals

Is this biscuit the kind you dunk in your Tea?

I was waiting for some dunking action!

Comment by bemuzic on May 12, 2012 at 5:07am

thanks Clint

Comment by Uncle Gus on May 11, 2012 at 8:25pm

Very pretty, both the song and the tones coming out of the instrument.

Comment by bemuzic on May 10, 2012 at 2:25pm

cheers John

Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on May 10, 2012 at 2:23pm

Really nice warm tone from that guitar. Excellent work putting it together and like the playing very much too.

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

rescue!

Started by Jamie in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig 2 hours ago. 8 Replies

Grounding

Started by cboxGypsy in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by cboxGypsy on Thursday. 9 Replies

Diddley bow music?

Started by Snuffy Smith in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Gary W aka Rev. Bluejeans on Wednesday. 6 Replies

Psycho Box Help!

Started by Jesse Lively in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Odell Williams Jun 16. 3 Replies

Blog Posts

introducing cbg to guitarists

Posted by Donald Rees on June 21, 2017 at 10:27pm 12 Comments

Tricone Resonator CBG

Posted by Hal Robertson on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Backslider Washboards

Posted by Milt Haselmire on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Jim Morris commented on Andries D. EKER's video
13 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Porcelain slide on my lap Diddley!

"Cool! Yeah I noticed what pick was saying - looks like you're pushing that slide all the way…"
26 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Snuffy Smith's video
Thumbnail

Adult Beginner - Day #33

"Coming along nicely man! Hope to see you Fri in B.S. I can hear that you still have your…"
32 minutes ago
wes carl commented on Richard Sundberg's video
34 minutes ago
wes carl commented on Andries D. EKER's video
1 hour ago
Dropout replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"That's a bummer. I picked that amp because it has tone knobs and led prewired in the board.…"
1 hour ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"at 14 wats those small speakers are not going to handle it. the small speakers are usually good for…"
1 hour ago
Dropout replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"I'm still waiting on the cigar box to get here. So no dimensions yet. The amp I want to use is…"
2 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Jamie's discussion rescue!
"Unrelated to the holes, you said you were going for a six string short scale bass. It looks like…"
2 hours ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Porcelain slide on my lap Diddley!

"Thanks Andries, way comments! Getting down and dirty on my lap! I tuned to "G", tough to…"
2 hours ago
Jon trownson left a comment for Solazule Lunanegro
"Yeah,, shouldve got pictures during building.. its a butterfly hinge coming off the box with the…"
2 hours ago
Paul Craig commented on Milt Haselmire's blog post Flying V 3 String Build Part 2
"Great job on your build. Tried those strings before, didn't work out well. Just hard to beat…"
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service