This hand crafted guitar is made from a pine body with a 23 inch scale red Oak neck and a white Oak fingerboard. The action is low and the neck is fully intonated up the neck. The floating bridge is fitted to the license plate and there is a 3 band EQ preamp installed to amplify the piezo pickup placed under the plate at the location of the bridge.
Made By Hal instruments are hand made using new and recycled parts to create unique one-of-a-kind instruments that actually play well and sound great. They are made by Hal personally and have all been tested extensively for playability and quality before they are delivered to you.
We specialize in 19" to 23" scale instruments with 3 or 4 strings using cigar boxes, license plates or other boxes to create the bodies and locally sourced woods for the neck and fingerboard.
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License Plate Guitars/Ukes
This hand crafted guitar is made from a pine body with a 23 inch scale red Oak neck and a walnut fingerboard. The action is low and the neck is fully intonated up the neck. The floating bridge is fitted to the license plate and there is a piezo pickup placed under the plate at the location of the bridge.
Cigar Box Guitars / Diddly Bows
23 is a 3 string electric twanger built on a Padron cigar box. It is 19" in scale length and uses a yard stick for a fingerboard along with a unique slotted head stock design and recessed jack on the but end of the guitar. The action is low enough to fret but the humbucking pickup sounds awesome with some overdrive and played with a brass slide.
This Thomas Hinds Torpedo cigar box was perfect for a 1 string diddly bow. The neck is an oak table leg and the simple design makes this a perfect cabin strummer. No pickup, no fussy intonation just one string high enough off the table leg for your pen knife or bottle neck to conjure up the devil at the crossroads.
This cigar box ukulele is a real treat to play. The tobacco sunburst harkens back to a vintage style and flavour making this a great addition to your ukulele collection.
Concert scale length (tuned gCEA) The body is 9 3/4" long x 7" wide x 2 1/2 " deep
Baritone ukulele, 20” scale length Custom pine sides with braced laminate soundboard and back Preamp with EQ Presence and Volume controls