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Cigar Box ~Made in Italy~ Resonator guitar

Alberto Forstner make's the coolest hand painted guitars I think I have ever seen! I think every thing he builds is off the charts cool!
 
It's a way cool Reso, I would love to own it. Even that pickup is handmade.
 
 
 

 
 
I wonder what's inside, I know you do too!