Art Gallery on Anna Maria Island Jerry Patridge Island Gallery West in Holmes Beach, FL

 
Jerry Patridge

Jerry Patridge

 
 
Jerry Patridge

Jerry Patridge

Jerry Patridge

Jerry Patridge

 
Island Gallery West anna maria island art
Artists Profile
"I am the boss of Lucky Penny Guitar Company because I am the only employee. I am a disabled Vietnam veteran, and I make playable wall art, I guess I am a wood worker. I love working with my hands and as my father called it to jury-riging. I look, constantly, for different items to incorporate into the making of my cigar box guitars. A good example is to use a draw pull or a small hinge for a bridge, or a fishing lure or whatever your imagination can dream. Most cigar boxes are a work of art in themselves, whether it be the grain of the wood or the picture and logo's.

The cigar boxes come from many sources, materials and ages. Most boxes, and best sounding, are made from spanish red cedar. I also make them from humidors.

The cigar box guitar, originally called Diddly Bos, has have been around since the mid 1700's. Most incorporated broom wire or screen door wire for the string. The music they wrote and played is still, to this day, called the delta blues.

I got started building cigar box guitars when I received one as a gift. Even though to this day I still don't play, I just build them."

-Jerry Patridge

Jerry Patridge
Island Gallery West on Anna Maria Island
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