Blue Boy Guitars Canada

Handcrafted custom and cigar box  instruments

                                                                                       MODELS

The components listed with each instrument are what you get at the base price. It's up to you how much you wish to customize your instrument. If the instrument you are envisioning doesn't seem to match anything I have listed below, let me know what you want. I love custom builds.



CBG I - one pickup, genuine cigar box

CBG II - two pickup, genuine cigar box

Choice of 3 or 4 string,  standard neck, Tele style pickup(s), choice of knobs, silver colored metal parts, grommet sound holes, choice of bridge/tail, strap buttons. See chart below for available options and upgrades.



LICENSE PLATE GUITAR - one pickup only

The customer supplies the plate. Choice of 3 or 4 string, standard neck, Tele style pickup, choice of hardwood for frame, choice of knobs, choice of bridge/tail, strap buttons, silver colored metal parts. See chart below for available options and upgrades.



PRO I - one pickup, hand built box

PRO II - two pickup, hand built box

choice of 3 or 4 string, 9" x !!" hand built box, standard neck, Tele style pickup(s), choice of knobs, silver colored metal parts, choice of bridge/tail, grommet sound holes, strap buttons, stain with black or brown burst box finish. See chart below for available options and upgrades.




                                          RESONATORS

DELTA QUEEN - 3 string

8" x 12" hand built box, 5 " resonator with cover, standard neck, Tele style pickup with volume control only, choice of knob, chrome tail piece, walnut biscuit with micarta saddle, 7/8" screened sound holes, strap buttons, stain with choice of black or brown burst box finish. See chart below for available options and upgrades.


DELTA KING - 4 string

9" x 13" hand built box, 6" resonator with cover, standard neck, Tele style pickup, choice of knobs, walnut biscuit with micarta saddle, strap buttons, choice of large screened sound holes or "F" holes, stain with choice of black or brown burst box finish. See chart below for available options and upgrades.




OPTIONS AND UPGRADES at additional cost

Deluxe head stock - available on all models

Deluxe fret board - available on all models

2 way truss rod - available on all models

mini humbucking pickup(s) - available on all models except license plate guitar

under saddle rod piezo pickup with onboard preamp - available on CBG I and Pro I

metal protective corners (4) - available on all models with square corners

gold or black colored metal parts - available on all models except resonators

"F" sound holes - available on all models except license plate guitar




NECK CONSTRUCTION - all models

All necks are 24.75" scale two piece laminated maple with med/med frets and a back angled head stock. I take a neck blank, saw it down the middle, turn each piece a 1/4 turn, then glue them together. When  dry i plane it flat. This creates a stronger neck that's less likely to bow than a one piece neck. I believe this is critical for a fretted neck that does not have a truss rod. A standard neck has a walnut fret board, and a maple head stock that can be finished natural or have the face painted. The optional deluxe fret board is walnut/maple or walnut/oak. The optional deluxe head stock is maple/oak/walnut.

STANDARD NECK


NECK WITH DELUXE HEAD STOCK AND FRET BOARD



BOX CONSTRUCTION - Pro and resonator models

   The sides are 1/4" clear cedar, the top is 3mm Baltic birch ply, the back is 6mm ply, the corners are 1/4 inch finger jointed. The standard finish is walnut stain with your choice of a black or brown burst if desired. .