Our Partners – Part I – Lucky Stripes

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Lucky Stripes Cigar Box Guitar – Photo courtesy © Lucky Stripes

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Introducing one of our boldest partners and full of charm: Lucky Stripes! Guitars made from Cigar Boxes! It is a project developed by Ricardo Riscas in the city of Espinho / Portugal since 2010 in a small workshop filled with stories and full of music.

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Lucky Stripes Cigar Box Guitar – Photo courtesy © Lucky Stripes

 

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Lucky Stripes Cigar Box Guitar – Photo courtesy of Alex Pereira / Backdoor Garage

 

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Lucky Stripes Cigar Box Guitar – Photo courtesy of Alex Pereira / Backdoor Garage

 

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Lucky Stripes Cigar Box Guitar – Photo courtesy of Alex Pereira / Backdoor Garage

 

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Pickpocket team developed together with Ricardo, Straps for the guitars.

They are plain and simple, stripped of any artifice, built in order to adapt comfortably to the Lucky Stripes Guitars. The Chestnut and Cognac leathers that we use, create a kind of nostalgic pull back into the nineteenth century, Mississippi Region – USA.

These guitars are full of symbolism, starting in the wood boxes alluding to cigars and cigarettes from different regions of the world. Carefully handcrafted details, can be seen in the guitar arm and in the way the strings are attached. Looking closely, one can still discover gorgeous stamps from another time, ancient keys and coins that make the final composition.

All these details contribute to understand that these guitars are more than the great sound they make. Each piece, unique as it is, creates an historical value to the musical culture.

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