After converting the Pāki Tikā Chugger from a two string to a three string, whilst waiting for glue and finish to dry, I grabbed an old mahogany drawer side and knocked together another quick box to recycle the neck on.
That night as the glue dried on the frame, I had a look around at some cigar box guitars and liked some cross designs I saw, and so from there came ‘The Preacher’. To add some detail to the back, I added a sugar skull design. The next day, the last bits were all glued on, roughly smoothed and some old varnish thrown on. All finished!
It was always intended to be a quick rough concept muck around and turned out perfect for cause.
So, with less then a month gone by, I thought I’d squeeze a third string in. Its tight, but not as tight as I thought it would be! As well as adding a string, I also fretted it up. Scale length had to be sacrificed by an inch or so to allow for the third tuner, but the result was still pretty nice sounding.