TattooedAxe.com Launches a New Look For A New Line of Handcrafted Cigar Box Guitars
TattooedAxe.com which is known for its handcrafted, traditional cigar box guitars is rolling out a new line of urban art cigar box guitars.
The new guitars will incorporate an edgy, one-of-a-kind, hand painted urban design onto the framework making each cigar box guitar from this collection a truly distinctive piece of musical art.
- (1888PressRelease) January 08, 2011 - Tattooed Axe, located in Phoenix, Arizona designs and builds funky handcrafted guitars. Constructed from re-purposed, recycled, and up-cycled materials these guitars are not overly fussy. Each one is purposely designed so that no two instruments look or sound alike. Once the final construction is complete every guitar is tattooed with its own signature piece of hand painted artwork.
Merging Mexican folk art with an urban attitude these guitars are built to be played but also to be admired for their artwork and place in history. The new line will also include hand painted cigar box guitars with a tilt toward a more crude or unrefined early skateboard graphics look and feel.
Gary Reyes, owner of TattooexedAxe.com said that the company will continue to produce its line of traditional handmade cigar box guitars for the cigar box guitar purest. Some consider the cigar box itself a piece of art as many have elaborate designs and are constructed of beautiful wood that's put together like a fine piece of furniture.
Both the traditional and the new line of cigar box guitars come in 4-string and 6-string models and can also be played like a slide guitar if the player chooses. And it doesn't matter if you're an experienced guitar player or a novice just starting out - the ease of these guitars playability makes the instrument a good choice for art collectors as well as musicians.
As both a musician and artist Gary Reyes has long been obsessed with creating music and visual art. Gary said he has always been drawn to minimalistic music so when he happened upon the cigar box guitar it seemed only natural to explore it further.
Gary went on to say "You have to remember that in the beginning a stick, a box and even as little as one string could emit a sound and that sound is what's at the very root of true American music. The desire to make music combined with a lack of any means to acquire a professionally made instrument spawned an era of "do-it-yourself" guitars that has lasted well over a hundred years. I'm as amazed today as I was the first time I heard a cigar box guitar played. The rich sound these little cigar box guitars can produce is just unbelievable."
To see the full collection of both traditional cigar box guitars and the new line of edgy hand painted cigar box guitars visit the website's picture gallery. You can even hear how the cigar box guitars sound at TattooedAxe's video gallery which is also accessible from the TattooedAxe.com website.