Thank you for visiting the home of Rose Instruments! Here you will find photos of guitars, banjos, basses, mandolins, ukuleles and more that I've built over the last thirty years, plus the cigar box instruments I've turned to as a hobby since retiring five years ago. However, you may discover something else, the desire to build your own cigar box instrument. The good news is they're both easy and fun to build, and these days there are some great online resources available to help you do just that. While I'm currently working on a links page that will list many of these sites, in the meantime I am always happy to answer questions, point you in the right direction, or otherwise help you get started. So, take a look around. If you like what you see leave me a note. And who knows, one of these days I may be checking out your website!
Drew Schmidt, Portage, WI
July 10, 2016
Just met you at the Madison Art Fair on the Square- FANTASTIC!!! Love the work and the update on Pat McDonald from PurgAtory Hill
I really would like a custom cigar box guitar, cigar box bass, and cigar box amps.
Debby Kiersten, Oshkosh - Austin
September 25, 2015
I didn't realize you had this really nice site to share your art with. Miss getting out - but so glad to see y'all are!
Such beautiful work & passion from the Rose's!
Peter Rudolph , Appleton
August 30, 2015
Thx for the inspiration. I built a
few instruments from scratch. Coffin
shaped bass,cello, and violin, a
couple of lap steels and a mandolin.