100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

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100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

Postby CarveOne » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm

While in the local Tractor Supply store before Christmas I saw these commemorative boxes of eight double decker chocolate Moon Pies and bought one. I told the lady cashier that I was going to make an electric guitar out of the box and winked. She laughed at that idea. Probably thought I wasn't serious (maybe a little crazy too).

Today, I took the guitar to show her, but she was not at work. I showed it to the cashier, who told me the manager would probably like to see it. He did, and wanted to take a couple of photos of it with me holding it. He said that he would show them to the lady cashier when she came in on Monday. Then he said that he would send the photos to the Tractor Supply company headquarters. A lady customer and husband were watching all of this and wanted to take a photo also. All of them had never seen anything like this and could hardly believe it sounded so good.

This is my first 4 string guitar, and is tuned like a six string acoustic guitar's four smaller strings (DGBE). 25" tuning length, strings from a Martin Light string set. 1/4" curly maple fret board, 1/8" padauk spacer layer,1/4" padauk tailpiece, Corian nut, Lexan bridge, red oak neck. The Lexan bridge lets the text show through so it isn't hidden too much. The heart tailpiece is my version of "Love them Moon Pies". The tuners and pre-wired pickup are from http://www.cbgitty.com.

The single coil pickup requires a large hole in the neck that results in a very weakened neck where it is located. I made some internal design improvements that allows it to be stiff enough to make this guitar fully playable, not just a whimsical wall decoration piece. Sounds really good with a 25 watt amplifier. Needs no sound holes for good volume practice playing with no amp.

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Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

Postby Fleming » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:32 pm

AWESOME WORK :D

Maybe Tractor Supply will use it for some PR and put some $ in your pocket!
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Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

Postby Savannahdan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:18 am

I'd send a picture of the guitar to the Moon Pie folks. Sure they'd go bananas over it. I just had to get one of their flavors in my comments. :lol:
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Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

Postby CarveOne » Sun Jan 14, 2018 1:29 am

Fleming -

I might just go along with that. :D

Savannahdan -

Funny that you should mention that. I had just finished doing that when I saw your comment. I saw a salted caramel version for the first time two days ago. Now I'm torn between banana and salted caramel as to which is better.

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Re: 100th Anniversary Moon Pie Tin Box - Guitar

Postby Savannahdan » Sun Jan 14, 2018 3:03 am

Now I'll have to hunt down some of the salted caramel Moon Pies. BTW, love your guitar.
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