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3 & 4 String Cigar Box Guitar Pickups




I have been making Tobacco and Americana pickups off and on for a few years now and I often get questions on if I have some for sale.  I am making a few models to have permanently in stock. If you build or sell cigar box guitars, these are a great addition to your instrument. They add both value and have a vintage tone.
Here is a short demo video of them and the sound sample is at the end of the video. If you are looking to recreate those old vintage sounds from the 1920's and 30's these will give you a wide range of possibilities. Go from clear and bell like highs with clarity to deep southern raunchy overdrive, with one of these pickups on your guitar you can bring the past alive!

Here is a short demo video with a sound sample and song at the end, Have a listen.





These pickups are for sale at   this webpage click here   they are at the bottom of the page

Email john@reddogguitars.com if you have any questions


With These pickups you can play a lot more than just early blues and slide, and also with just about any cigar box guitar. These pickups can play crystal clear yet they can also be over driven to create really ruff edge hard driving music.





Here below is a video, have a listen to the experiments that can be down with a 3 string guitar.

I would also like to say even without these exact pickups, this music can be made on just about any 3 string guitar. I often get asked this one question "Is a three string guitar only for Blues??? Can I play other types of music on a s string guitar??? "

Well, have a listen and listen closely.
and No the explosions you can't do on your guitar, Ha Ha!
but that's a whole other world of editing and making homemade recordings and music videos that are a really fun hobby to explore, even with absolutely no experience. In fact, the less you know, the more open you will be to create new and unique music because the rules will not hamper you.
When you record with no real expense, you will just be "making it up" and figuring it out on the go, and that is one of the best ways to create music. You won't know right from wrong. So you will be more likely to stumble upon unique sounds and ways to record and play a cigar box guitar.