James Neligan Cask Punchcoal

Cigar Box Acoustic Guitar

  • 4-String
  • Top: Sapele
  • Back and sides: Sapele
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Bridge: Ovangkol
  • Fingerboard: Ovangkol
  • ABS Dots fingerboard inlays
  • Nut and saddle: ABS
  • Scale length: 600 mm
  • Nut width: 33 mm
  • Resonator single cone wooden biscuit
  • Pickup: 1 P90
  • Volume and tone controls
  • Finish: Open-pored
  • Colour: Cask Coal
  • Includes bag

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OK. Not worth the £229+ pounds I paid
The Hutch, 30.07.2019
This is OK but very over priced for the quality. My PunchCoal just arrived! But I feel aquite disappointed on opening the box and first looks :-(
TBH. Not had a box guitar like this before so maybe it's my inexperience but I am a long serving rock/blues guitarist and have basses, a ukulele and a banjo... I thought this little resonator would add to my arsenal for recoding at home. So I was looking forward to using it with fingering style and slide.
Only had it day and out of the box it felt immediately lesser quality than I expected for this price point even though I like the sound. The padded bag was a great addition but the strings felt cheap, ( ichanged immediately) and the finish is lack lustre. The neck is sturdy but the fretboard looks cheap and colour sprayed rather than stained.
Some of the fret edges are not smooth.
But the worst part is the convex back bow it came with, no relief and 3mm action at the 12 fret which is way too high for me (it might be ok for slide). So it's intonation is way out from the 4th fret and near impossible to fret past the 7th fret. The neck seems too wide for 4 strings making the string gaps wider than a normal guitar.
The P90 pickup is low volume. I wouldn't think it was one of quality but it works but needs a lot of gain. The volume and tone are adequate. Not sure why it only has one strap stud. The machine heads again are adequate but could do better.
So already I've adjusted the truss rod but not much improvement in action or intonation. The first fret height seems good so I'll have to lower the bridge. I could file down the tacky bridge (it's cheap wood) because I need to lower the action for the way I want to play it.
Overall, at the moment I am regretting my purchase. It was a birthday present but I wished I'd just bought a parlour guitar. This is not a quality made instrument in my view. For 229£ I would expect something much better. I may send it back!
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Federleicht und gut zu bedienen
GreyWolf, 21.05.2019
Ich habe mich sofort in die kleine Kiste verliebt, durch den Resonator kommt auch noch ein gutes Maß an Dobro in die Sache. Ich bin kein Held auf der Gitarre, und vier Saiten, offen gestimmt, haben mich gereizt einmal den leichteren Weg zu nehmen. Ich finde das Instrument griffig und überzeugend. Leicht bedienbar, nach manueller Umrüstung auf Linksbetrieb lobe ich auch den praktischen Anbau der Potis, sie stören nicht auf dem Korpus (wie bei meiner umgerüsteten Dobro), da die Regler im neutralen Beeich montiert sind.
Auch der Pick up erfüllt seinen Zweck. Der Sound auf einem kleinen Fender Amp ist warm und rund. Natürlich fehlen die Bässe, aber das resultiert aus den eingesparten Saiten.
Die Bearbeitung scheint mir ok. Das Instrument ist natürlich extrem leicht und man muss es im Auge haben, sonst ist halt Sperrholz angesagt, wenn man leichtsinnig ist.

Insgesamt würde ich ein Kaufempfehlung aussprechen, preisgünstig, man hat schnell schöne Spielerfolge damit. Ist sein Geld allemal wert.
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cigarbox james Neligan cask Punchcoal
chouca73, 30.09.2019
J'utilise ma cigarbox chez moi, ainsi que dans quelques soirées
copains.
J'aime passionnément le blues, et en tant que guitariste moyen,cet instrument me permet d'accéder plus facilement à des morceaux qui ont tout de suite "de la gueule".
C'est d'une fabrication moyenne mais satisfaisante. Il faut souvent régler l'accordage. Je pense donner un tour de vis à chaque mécanique, pour plus de tenue.
Le son me convient et un capo à la 5ème case donne un son un peu banjo agréable.
Emballage pour l'envoi, sérieux. Manque de sérieux du livreur, mais Thoman n'y est pour rien.
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