This box originated as the 2013 Limited Edition from Avo Uvezian Cigars. Avo Uvezian, the owner, a celebrated jazz musician, commissions one limited edition each year – special cigars in a specially designed box. The 2013 edition was entitled The Dominant 13th in reference to a particular musical chord frequently used in jazz.
For this edition, he wrote a short piece of music entitled “Delightful Days” using the dominant 13th chord. The cigar box resembles a music book and inside the front cover is the music he wrote. Opposite that originally were the cigars, plus a USB drive with a selection of his music and a video of him playing the piano. A rare earth magnet provides positive closure.
I have rearranged the box to hold eleven pens, each up to 8 inches long, and each in its own individual compartment. The pen compartments are flocked with Royal Blue velour to match the color of the written music. I’ve added two strands of elastic cord to secure each pen into its compartment even if the box/book is upright.
I did not get the original USB drive with the box, but will provide the contents on a DVD.
On the front of the box, where there was once a rather unsightly paper label, I’ve added a simulated closure ribbon affixed with a fountain pen nib. A gold silhouette of Avo Uvezian with a cigar decorates the cover.
The box/book measures 11 3/4 inches tall, 9 1/4 inches wide, and one inch thick.
Since the Dominant 13th box was a limited edition from five years ago, it is difficult to find. I have managed to gather several to repurpose as pen boxes, but after these are gone there may not be any more available.
The Dominant 13th Eleven Pen Box, complete with music and video from the USB drive (now on DVD), is priced at
$85 plus actual mailing cost. ALL SOLD If you are interested, please email me at BamaPen@jehubbard.com and include your location or ZIP Code so that I can provide a mailing cost quote.
I take payment by PayPal or if you prefer to pay with a credit card, just let me know and I can email an invoice which you can pay with a card.
I ship via USPS Priority Mail in the US and by USPS International First Class Package outside the US.
Click on any image to open the gallery for enlarged views of all the pictures. Note: the box pictured here was sold, but I have an identical box that can be fitted out in similar style.