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Crafted in Montana

3 String Guitars. Lathe turned decorative and utility bowls, vases, lamps, and boxes

My name is Jim Rendle. I'm retired, enjoying two hobbies that have outgrown themselves to become a small business "Crafted in Montana". I make 3 string cigar box guitars and lathe-turned wood art.

I have tried to play the 6 string guitar on and off for 50 years with little success, and have had a lot more luck with the 3 string variety made from recycled cigar boxes or custom boxes made by me. They are acoustic/electric, and in open tuning which allows for one-finger chords, and easy noodling. These are real instruments with good action/intonation. They sound great played straight or with a slide. Try them out in my booth.

"Montana Wood"Art" I love turning wood which I collect locally. Bowls, vases, boxes, bottle stoppers, mushrooms, etc., etc. I prefer woods with characters that are harder to turn than cookie-cutter logs.


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