The”Tupelo Tenor” 4-string Electric Box Guitar kit – Easy to Build, Great Acoustic Tone
(as of Jul 09,2022 14:53:40 UTC – Details)
Our blues-iest kit yet! Four strings in Open G tuning with a classic Lipstick Tube Pickup!
Easy to assemble and ready to be stained, painted, woodburned, decorated and customized. The top panel can even be flipped around to build a lefty guitar!
Designed and with most of the parts made right here at the C. B. Gitty workshops in Gonic, New Hampshire, this amazing-sounding guitar can be built at your dining room table with just a few basic tools. No advanced woodworking is required (no sawing, routing, etc) – just some basic clamping, light drilling and screw insertion is all it takes to build your very own four-string tenor guitar.
Named for Tupelo, Mississippi, a town right in the heart of Blues Country and the birthplace of the king.
Tenor guitars have been around for many years, but they have always been the lesser-seen cousin of the 6-string guitar… but it is time for that to change! With their shorter scale (23 inches instead of 25+), fewer strings, and versatile tuning options, 4-string tenors are a great way to either get started playing, or to expand your repertoire. They are a great “step up” from 3-string cigar box guitars!
This tenor kit comes with a set of strings meant for tuning to Open G “GDGB”, which has become the de facto standard for 4-string cigar box guitars. It comes with a full fretboard already attached to the neck, making assembly easy. The detailed how-to guide not only shows you how to assemble the kit, but also includes some basic how-to-play information as well, to help get you picking once the build is done. We also throw in a full-color copy of Ben Gitty’s “Essential 4-string Chords Poster” with every kit, which is a wealth of information to help get you strumming along with popular songs.
Assembly time on this kit is 3-4 hours, not including glue set-up time. It is recommended for ages 16 and up, though younger kids can help build it with close adult supervision. This kit
Easy to assemble – Only basic tools required
Top panel flips for both left and right handed guitars!
23-inch Scale Tenor Guitar – Open G (GDGB) Tuning
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