James Neligan Cask Hogshead: 4 String Electric P90 Cigar Box Guitar w/Bag

Acoustic-electric Cigar Box Guitar with 4 strings, spruce top, Cask series. 

If you visit us on occasion, you know we look for, and embrace, unique, not ordinary instruments. This is certainly one of them. It is a four string electric guitar, without the bass strings….Tuned like the three highest strings of a standard guitar–D-G-B-E from low to high– Think about the blues you play on strings 1-4!!! It’s an easy instrument to play using what any average player already knows.  If you like, you can try out some other tunings and some slide.  Set neck and hollow body create sustain and an airy sound to single notes. This P90 pickup is hot and it will compete with the best of them. Comes with a travel bag.



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Instrument Specifications

Refurbish Type: Factory Authorized Refurbished
Dexterity: Right Handed
Brand: Other Brands
Color: Vintage Tobacco Burst
Guitar Type: Hollow Body Electric
Number Of Strings: 4
Guitar Scale: 3/4 Scale




– Top: Spruce
– Back and sides: Spruce
– Neck: Mahogany, with truss rod
– Fingerboard: Rosewood, with ABS inlays
– Bridge: Rosewood
– Nut and saddle: ABS

– Soundhole: “FF” keys
– Machine heads: Diecast, nickel with chrome knobs
– Electronics: P-90 Doghear pickup, 9.2K, 6.2H, with tone and volume controls
– Colour: Cask burst
– Finish: Open pore
– Included: Bag


Total length : 860 mm – 33.85”
Body length : 290 mm – 11.42”
Body Width : 210 mm – 8.27”
Body Depth : 60 mm – 2.36”
Scale length : 600 mm – 23.62”
Width nut 1st fret : 34 mm – 1.34”
Width nut 12th fret : 48 mm – 1.89”
Radius : 14’’

This is a factory authorized refurbished guitar. It was inspected and determined to have only one issue…a finish flaw. See pictures and explanation below for details.

Refurbished Instruments

In addition to recovering, rebuilding, and refurbishing intermediate priced guitars and folk instruments from the last 30 years, we also sell factory authorized refurbished instruments, sourced through one of the largest instrument recyclers in the US. These are a great deal for anyone that wants a quality like new instrument with a limited budget. You don’t get an equivalent you get an original.

This is a professionally refurbished instrument. They mostly come from the factory, or from large dealers. Some instruments have flaws, like a paint glitch, while some need simple repairs, not visible, like repairing a lifting bridge or fretboard. Some have a repair that is visible but makes the instrument good again, like an acoustic with a cracked soundboard that needs repaired. Sometimes it gets rejected because the color is not quite right, or it was sold with accessories, and the factory ran out of accessories.

Unlike a new instrument, or typical used one, this instrument was completely checked out, and tested by factory authorized skilled Instrument Technicians (Luthiers). After it was inspected at the refurbisher by experts, then repaired and/or verified as “like new”, it was distributed to dealers like me, to get to smart customers like you. You get a great, as-new instrument, at a great price, less than discounted new! Why buy a cheaper knock-off when you can have a Genuine Austin for the same investment.

If there is any visible repair or flaw on any instrument we sell, we note it here.

This instrument has a finish flaw, on the top, as seen in the pictures, probably the result of high humidity. It was not deemed fit for the new market and was sent to the refurbisher. It works and sounds great….but it has a flaw.

By law, since it was handled after it was released, the instrument is marked as “Used” by the Refurbisher with a light stamp on the headstock, and assigned a new sticker serial number.

I offer my instruments at a fair price, but open the option for a best offer. I always reject lowball offers, but always consider honest ones. Try it; I may be in a good mood today!

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