Designed with front (or back) porch picking in mind, this kit has an full, rich resonator sound and is great for playing all sorts of music, including Blues, Folk and Country. The “Reso-Plate” kit is easy to assemble, with a real license plate for the resonator (either your own or one of ours) and ready to be stained, painted, woodburned, decorated and customized. It can even be built left-handed!
Designed and with a number of the parts made right here at the C. B. Gitty workshops in Gonic, New Hampshire, this amazing-sounding guitar will also be built at your dining room table with only 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 three-string tenor guitar.
This kit comes with a set of strings meant for tuning to Open G “GDG”, which has transform the de facto tuning standards for 3-string cigar box guitars. If desired, you’ll be able to re-string it with a set of High Open G Strings for an even more old-timey banjo-like sound. This kit also 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 one of Ben Gitty’s Essential Chords Posters with every kit, which is a wealth of information to help get you strumming in conjunction with popular songs.
Assembly time on this kit is 3-4 hours, not including glue set-up time. It is suggested for ages 16 and up, though younger kids can help build it with close adult supervision. This kit comes in “blank slate” form of bare plywood that may be painted, stained or finished as desired. The decorated version(s) in the listing photo(s) are for demonstration purposes only. The township of the license may vary as a result of availability.
Everything you wish to have to build your own 3-string License Plate Guitar!
23″ Scale Length
Rich Resonator sound great for Blues, Folk & Country music
Easy to Assemble – Only basic hand tools required
Includes strings for GDG Tuning, but open to so much more!