Friday, February 28, 2014

Two more guitars by Susie
Kuba Cigar Box Guitar has 3 strings, piezio pickup, black leather corner guards and a sweet sound.
www.riverratrhythms.com

Golden Coinage Cigar Box Guitar
3 strings, ruby rhinestones and gold metal coins embellish the top.  There are clear crystal rhinestones inlaid on the fret board.  The strings are held in place at the bottom with the forked end of a fork.  Awwwwsome!


Sunday, February 2, 2014

Susan's handmade Cigar Box Guitar: The Pirate Booty Box.  

  Check out more photos at www.riverratrhythms.com


Monday, January 20, 2014

Bob is making folk instruments.  He has cigar box guitars, dulcimers and canjos built so far.  He has 2 resonator guitars and 2 ukuleles almost complete. He is selling them at art fairs around the Phoenix area and doing quit well.  We've created a new website for his folk instruments.

www.riverratsrhythms.com   More pics on the website.  They really sound sweet.  Later this week I'm going to post audio of each instrument.


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Bob's picked up a new hobby this past year.  He is busy making and selling canjos and cigar box guitars.  Bob's favorite thing to do is to make a custom guitar specific to the customers order. If you don't see what you want here, give him a call.  He will love to make a guitar just for you. A website is being built with his creative instruments, but not done, yet. Until it is up and running I will post some of his handmade instruments here.

This one is an all-wood cigar box with one string, a "pickup" and fretless.  Fretless makes this a great guitar to use with a slide. This sells for $40.00

Another electric guitar made from an all-wood cigar box. This one has frets and sounds so sweet.  It has only one string, too.  Price is $40.00

This is a tin can with 1 string, fretless with pickup.  $40.00

2 Canjos and 1 Spamjo. the have one string and frets.  $20.00 each.

Left is a fretless 3 string guitar with a lipstick pickup. $90.00.  The other is a mountain dulcimer.  It has 4 strings and frets. Made with cherry, walnut and western red cedar. Nice $190.00









Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sad day for us!

We lost our little deck hand two weeks ago.  Wicket had been with Susan for 14.5 years. She was only 8 weeks old when Susan, Taylor & Heston picked her up & took her home.  She had a great life with lots of exciting experiences, but she got worn out and was ready to REST in PEACE.
She is sooooo missed.
Susie's little girl.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Cadillac Ranch Amarillo, TX

Only a mile west of Amarillo, TX is the creation of some 70's artists.
10 Cadillac's buried in a farm field, nose down.
The Cadillac's have all been stripped of seats, steering wheels, you name it and they have a million layers of spray paint on them.  Lots of people pulled off I40 to take a closer look, but you can see them as you fly by.  They are on the south side of the interstate.




Thursday, October 3, 2013

Our little 14yr. old, 8lb. Yorkie, Wicket, can't do much anymore.  She's almost blind and can't walk far, but she sure loves to take a dip in the lake. One of her favorite things are "boat ramps".  She realizes she's on the ramp and she runs for the water.
 
Rocks at Lake Ute
 
 
Bob climbing rocks at Lake Ute north of Tucumcari, NM.
 
Antelope north of Tucumcari, NM