Restoration - Repair - Performance
Dulbro - Tin Box Slider
The Dulbro - Tin Box Slider is the handcrafted creation of Captain Tim. Based on the "Cigar Box Guitar", it is a combination of Appalachian Mountain Dulcimer and Steel Dobro Guitar. It is made from collectable cookie, candy and product tin boxes, supported by a heart of oak neck, strung with mandolin strings, fret spotted (inlays of Ebony, Bloodwood, Teak, other exotic woods, plastics, & brass) as a standard dulcimer (no actual frets), played with a full or knuckle slide bar, tuned to a dulcimer modal sound, chord & amp rigged with a standard 1/4" jack.
Body Size: Based on Tin Box Neck length: 31 in. Weight: 2.5 lbs. String size: 39w, 25w, 2-14s or 2-11s
Ideal for backpacking, canoeing and travel. Light and durable.
Can be played acoustically (sound holes in body) or through an amplifier.
Great for the performer that wants a cool, 'back water swamp' sound, easy to play and kept in fine condition with furniture oil.
Designed for shoulder strap playing but can be restrung and set up for playing on your lap, you choose.
Many style boxes available. Choose from my finds, provide your own box or .jpg for a blank cover TBS.
* All instruments are personalized (name or logo), unique, distinctive & different. *
* These babies ROCK *
Handcrafted Dulbro - TBS: $125.00
Soft Shell Case: $65.00
(See description below)
Set of Steel Knuckle & Full bar Slides (1 each): $10.00
Complete Gig Kit of Above: $175.00 + S&H
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Bobby Evans of the Alimony Band on his Dulbro TBS. He says, "This baby rocks the house."
A more personalized TBS? Send me a high resolution .jpg of your Harley, your boat, kids, wife, girl friend, tropical get-away, fine art, whatever.
I will transfer that image to the face of any generic Tin Box.
These Tin Boxes are ready to be made into a new Dulbro - TBS!
* You choose *
The thinnest body sizes (Animal Cracker's, Soccer Ball, NASCAR, Life Savers) do not resonate much,
yet sound fine amped. All other thick bodied TBS resonate nicely acoustically, as well as amped.
Know that it is not an original Dulbro - TBS, 'Tin Box Slider' creation made by Capt. Tim
without the Hawkhaven Music Logo between the tuners.
(knuckle & full bar sets)
Soft Shell - Back Pack Sacks
Made from water resistant Sunbrella outer shell, foam cushioned Vinyl liner, marine zipper and shoulder strap.
Dimensions: 33" x 11" x 5" Weight alone: 1.5# - with Dulbro: 4#
Soft shell case with my personal Holstein TBS
Restoration of Pre-WW2 "Jazz Box" Harmony Guitar
Found in an old farm house about to be demolished.
< Before Restoration
Badly Marred Surface, Chipped Purfling, Broken Tuners, Rusted Strings,
Body Coming Apart, No Pick Guard.
After Restoration >
Wet Sanded & Polished, New "Golden Age" Restoration Tuners, New Strings,
Body Reglued & Sturdy, Repainted Purfling, Era Style Pick Guard,
Bridge & Nut - Action Adjustments.
A real Sweetie now!
Click tuner logo below to order a TBS or Accessories
Jammin' with my old friends at the Elbow Room. Jim Prideaux, the finest lead guitar player I know, along with Otis McLennon on harmonica, both of the band "Otis and the Alligators".
In concert at Touchmark
Where Captain Tim, the Minstrel & Sail ~n~ Sprocket performed acoustic homespun in 2009 and beyond:
2:00pm Feb. 13, 2009 at Silver Lake Manor Retirement Facility, Wautoma, WI
2:00pm Feb. 26, 2009 at Kindred Hearts Senior Living Center, Green Lake, WI
2:00pm April 23, 2009 at Wild Rose Manor, Wild Rose, WI
2:00pm May 18, 2009 Touchmark Senior Community, Appleton, WI
2:00pm April 21, 2011 at Silver Lake Manor, Wautoma, WI
"Another wonderful performance, stylish, appropriate, mentally challenging and fun. Capt. Tim just WOW's us!
Really a pleasure for such a small facility like us."
Linda Zimmerman, Director SLM
All summer long in 2011 at the Eureka Tiki, Eureka Landings, Eureka, WI