Guitars with a cigar box twist on them

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There's a guitar shop in Saco that's not just in a unique location, but also uses materials you wouldn't expect. Suspect Device is a place where you can get hand made guitars made from antique cigar boxes.

Max Jones started making the unique instruments from his business, that was once a Methodist church, six years ago. He saws the wood and strings the guitars all by hand, producing around 130 guitars over the years.

"It's been amazing how many things I run across that I can make a guitar out of, or an idea to make a guitar out of, or another instrument out of," said Jones.

He doesn't just use cigar boxes, but also makes guitars from licence plates, film cans, and even cookie tins. In addition to building the guitars, Jones also tunes and plays them.

"There's really nothing like that first time when you plug it in or you string it up and hearing something that you built you know have a voice," said Jones.

Jones guitars cost anywhere from $250 on up to around $400 for the nicer models. For more information about Suspect Device visit their website.


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