James Neligan Cask Hogscoal

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Cigar Box Acoustic Guitar

  • 4-String
  • Top: Spruce
  • Back and sides: Sapele
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard: Ovangkol
  • Fretboard inlays: ABS dots
  • Saddle and nut: ABS
  • Scale: 600 mm
  • Nut width: 33 mm
  • 2 Sound holes with synthetic wood cover
  • Pickup: 1 P90
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Finish: Open-pored
  • Colour: Cask Coal
  • Gig bag included
available since February 2019
Item number 460031
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£159
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A serious cigar box guitar
Timo_P 30.03.2020
I was looking for something better than an entry-level DIY kit and this is an ideal option. As I studied decades ago keyboards, a wanted a four string model to play chords for home recordings.

The neck was practically straight, I had to loosen the truss rod a bit. I also lowered the action slightly, to my surprise I found a small strip of metal between the plastic bridge and the floating wood support. Got the action at the low string to around 2.6 mm, I am ok eith that. The bridge is indeed a floating piece of wood, pushed down by the strings. So adjusting intonation is a bit tricky, but doable. A mechanical bridge would be better.

The string spacing is about 12 mm, perhaps 1/2 inch. As the neck and fretboard are probably from some standard guitar, outermost strings are about 10 mm inwards from the edge of the neck at the 20th fret.

The box is rather good, but not perfect quality. The finishing shows certain spots where the treatment is not equal, but nothing drastic.

The tuners are ok, but not perfect quality. I can get the guitar tuned ok and it stays in tune for long enough, but somehow there's a bit too much loose action the turning the heads, maybe it is the strings, I don't know.

The acoustic sound is not spectacular, but electronically ok. Definitely not to replace an acoustic guitar, for less money one finds something better.

In conclusion, a reasonable entry into the world of cigar box guitars.
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good playability and quality
fantas4 06.08.2020
Looking for a bluesy vibe..but I found a pleasant guitarlele. Tested only acoustically and I am quiet happy. Looking forward for amp test. I went for a good old blues cigar box guitar, but this JN brought my jam to a more versatile blue jazzy sound. Overall I will keep 'her'.. I like it.
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pleasently suprized
teodo 04.10.2021
great for the price.
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Einfach cool
timmahn 30.04.2021
Ich habe mir das Ding aus reiner Langeweile bestellt. Als Gitarrist wollte ich einfach mal was neues probieren, neue Ansätze suchen. Berücksichtigt man den Preis gibt es Absolut nichts zu meckern- im Gegenteil. Die Verarbeitung ist hochwertig und der P90 liefert, angeschlossen an einen Fender Tweed, einen absolut geilen dreckigen Blues- sound. Lediglich unverstärkt kommt mir der Sound etwas dünn vor, aber das ist nicht wirklich störend. Angenehmerweise gibts sogar noch nen feinen Gigback dazu. Das Ding ist super und macht einfach Spass. Klare Kaufempfehlung, speziell wenn man einfach mal was anderes ausprobieren will.
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