Mystery Parcel Revealed

The mystery parcel mentioned a couple of posts ago, which was a present for one of my sons, was opened to reveal this box…

A Box. Made of Wood.
A Box. Made of Wood.

When duly opened, its contents were revealed as the following:

The Box and its Contents.
The Box and its Contents.

This is a Cigar Box Guitar kit, from Crimson Guitars where I shall be going at the end of October for my own guitar build.  My son is also interested in guitars and likes making things – he helped me with my previous kit guitar too.  He liked the idea of one of these kits as a birthday present, and so here it is.  I chose the Ultra kit, which includes a small fret levelling kit (the rocker, beam and file).  This kit includes a Maple neck and a Purpleheart fretboard, with the fret slots pre-cut.

I have a few questions to ask of Crimson Guitars because there seem to be one or two small issues with the kit.  I will report back when they are resolved.

We filmed the unboxing and I will edit and upload that to my YouTube channel as soon as I can.  We also plan on making some videos of the build, which will probably happen gradually over the next few weekends.

Author: gloopyjon

I grew up in England, attending school in Gloucester and then reading Classics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. After working in London for three years, I moved to Belgium in 1993 where I have lived ever since. I played the piano as a child and also started playing the guitar, but never took it seriously until 2012, thanks to Rocksmith. I've also done a lot of singing, including over 30 amateur shows. Since 2012 I have been avidly accumulating guitar-related information as well as guitars and related gear, and I decided to create this site to share some of my knowledge, experiences and opinions with anybody who might be interested.

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