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The Five Cent Smoker

I was working in the shop today and this idea came to me for a cigar box guitar pickup.

It's a ruff draft first impression of a cigar brand from the 1920's but with my own spin on the box top art, This could make a great 3 string guitar pickup cover for a cigar box resonator guitar called "Cinco."