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Inspiring Guitar Makers of Instagram

Golden-Era Guitar Producers of Today Sifting through the mass imagery thats Instagram you quite often stumble across guitar builders who are doing things a little different and I’ve been hunting down inspiring guitar makers of Instagram. Some of which look forward at design and some look back for inspiration – I am one of the […]

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Rosewood Regulation Changes

The guitar industry and rosewood regulation changes So I basically found out the hard way when contacted by US imports department regarding a guitar I had made and sent to a customer in Alabama. Apparently with little warning new rosewood regulation changes had taken effect on January 2, 2017 that called for documentation when shipping instruments […]

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You Want To Build A Cigar Box Guitar?

So you want to build a cigar box guitar?   I’m not quite sure when I had the idea that I should build a cigar box guitar. Having played for the best part of 25 years a good number of guitars have passed through my hands, but I never felt particularly attached to any of […]

London GrillStock Cigar Box Guitar Finale 2015

Update 7/09/2015 : What a fantastic weekend for Drummond & Hammett. The ‘Trailer Trash Emporium’ stage came out better than we could have anticipated, it looked great and what fantastic acts we had play. Here’s some shots of the construction and finished installation: We had the Likes of Graham Farnworth, Lisa Watchorn, Brian Grogan, Dave […]

The Cigar Box Guitar Blog – Whats Happenin’ with Tom & Pat

So whats new with our Cigar Box Guitar Blog: Righto so we’ve 2 new models ready release, the ‘Modeló’ and the ‘Especialé’. These two models will effectively become our entry level pre-assembled models on offer from Drummond & Hammett and will be up on our online shop within the next couple if weeks… – The ‘Modeló‘ […]

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Mini-Bucker Humbuckers On Our Menu & Now In Our Shop

We now offer all models with one of our super-smooth ‘Mini-Buckers’ that are rated at 8.55kOhm! These little chrome beauts are wound to the same spec as those famous DeArmond pickups of the 50’s and 60’s but half the size…. – a vintage sounds that can give any amp a run for it’s money. Amplified, […]

Grillstock Festival 2013 | Bristol Summer Shack Attack

We’ve some pretty big plans this summer to set-up a small open-mic type shack stage around Bristol with one (or more) of the many wonderful festivals that are put on round these parts…We were thinking something a little back-water but with electricity and without hurricanes. Professional Commissioned Artists Impression below So Drummond & Hammett are […]

Drummond&Hammett ‘Trans-Amps’

…Available to buy Now!: Hand-wired and original to D&H – each 2watt ‘Trans Amp’ has a 2.5 inch speaker and comes housed within a WWII-era ‘anti-gas’ tin. Powered by a 9v battery these transportable amps deliver a ‘Grizzly’ signal that clears up nicely by rolling your guitar volume off. Easily attached to the body of […]

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Cigar Box Guitar Electrification Explained

An little explanation of the cigar box guitar electronics and electrification we offer at Drummond & Hammett… Mini Humbucker – The ‘mini-humbucker’ is our full-cream magnetic humbucking guitar pick-up, originally created by The Epiphone Guitar Company later bough by Gibson in the 50’s. This pickup produces clearer, brighter tones than that of many standard magnetic humbucker pick-ups and being […]