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The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard
The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard
The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard
The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard
The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard

The Big Payback - Black Walnut neck & Maple fretboard

£240.00
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Room 101 Big Payback boxes are a bit of a rarity here in the UK. We’ve had these boxes shipped in straight from the U.S.

Their smokin’ graphics give them look more suited to that of an arms dealer. Contrary to their sinister looks, the daruma face on the box is Japanese in origin and represents perseverance and good luck; a fitting charm for any guitarist.

We’ve built these cigar box guitars side by side, one almost a negative of the other.
The walnut and maple together have a striking dark to light contrast.

They are each built to a 25” scale length with 19 medium Japanese steel frets. White and black acrylic inlays and side dots to mark fret positions.

The necks are angled backwards from the body so that the strings can pass over the higher polished acrylic bridge upwards towards a bone nut: filed for an action low enough to comfortably play finger style, still with just enough height there still to use a slide too.

The headstocks have been scarf jointed and are each constructed of five pieces of wood before shaping. Being a bigger box; acoustically these guitars are fairly loud as cigar box guitars go. But when plugged in, the hot rail humbuckers deliver quite the audio payload. We’ve ran them through 3 way blade type switches so the player can choose between the sounds of a humbucker or a single coil.

 

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