Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Revisiting Instruments I have Made...

I wish I had kept count of how many cigar box, tin and can guitars I have made and sold. I got busy and lost it. Good thing though is that through the support of my friends I get to see these guitars from time to to and check up on them. 

The latest ones were the uke and the coffee can guitars I made for Katie and Peter. If you recall I posted a video on facebook of the uke. Of course like everything else I play I use the slide.

I also played Peter's coffee can guitar. I was about the 5th guitar I made.

Funny story with this. There was a kid, maybe 10 years old and a little boundary-less but not in a terrible way wanted to hear some music. That's a good thing when people come to your house and expect to hear music. I was selected as the entertainer (nice too know I'm kid friendly) and I was asked what instrument I wanted to use of the several available. I chose this can guitar. 

As I began to play the kid threw his hands to his ears and said "too loud, too loud." Can you imagine that?

These things work. You can do some damage. People may not like it but that good. Some think the music playing on the grocery store overhead in a nice safe well lit environment is rock. It's not. Now get out there and scare someone. 

My instruments do the job. 




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