(as of Jan 31,2023 20:48:59 UTC – Details)
Much like the ever-versatile 3-string guitar, Rat Rods are pieced together from whatever parts the builder has laying around. They are a labor of love, and often bring their builders more joy than going out and buying a more expensive custom option!
Ben Gitty created this design from scratch to celebrate these homemade vehicles, with an instrument that gets its roots from the same idea.
The “Vivigraphic” printing method produces high resolution, photo-quality images. The printing process is somewhat time intensive, so we have to charge a little extra for these spec.
This beautiful piece is one of our line of “illustrated” guitars, designed to capture the essence of fundamental, no-frills stringed instrument crafting. To the sturdy, no-frills frame (tone-rich wooden box, hardwood neck & fretboard, solid tried-and-true hardware), we add a beautiful, full-color piece of artwork, uniquely vivifying the instrument and drawing the eye of all who see it. This handcrafted guitar has a full, rich acoustic tone (and a built-in contact pickup, if you want to amplify it), a nice high ringing treble voice, and is simply a joy to play. Best of all is the affordable price on this hand-crafted-in-the-USA piece of musical art. The soundboard artwork is printed in full color on special weatherproof polyester film, and is adhered to the box with a permanent, weather-proof adhesive. These are wooden craft boxes that have never held cigars and have no connection to the tobacco industry. Guitar Specs: Illustration/Design: “Old Glory” (depiction of American Flag, as painted on rough-sawn boards); Number of Strings: 3; Tuning: Open G “GDG” (high treble folk/country variety); Scale Length: 23 inches (Tenor guitar); Fretting Style: Chromatic; Pickup Style: Contact (piezo) direct-wired to Jack; Neck and Fretboard: Hardwood (Poplar)
Sturdy Hardwood Construction
Made by Hand in the USA
Easy-to-Play and Great-sounding Tone
Built-in Pickup for Plugging into an Amplifier