What on earth?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by juks, Nov 19, 2021.

  1. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
    These showed up in GC site. In 1/2 a dozen different colors. Why? I could understand if someone made it as a joke. But running a whole bunch to stock up GC? Beyond my comprehension.


    Btw I had no heart to put this in 'other cool guitars' :)
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  2. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Cigar box guitars (CBG) and others of their ilk (shovels, oil cans, and so on) have gotten some popularity in the last few years. Mostly it's a DIY idea. There's a CBG website that'll sell you import parts and pieces. Most common are three and four string home built instruments. It all comes from scratch built diddly-bos from ages gone by. It's one thing to make one yourself. It's another to mass produce something like this. In this case, it seems that someone's trying to corner the market with a mass produced version. There isn't a "Bohemian" oil company, and it just looks like someone stuffed a LP clone into a bogus can. I'd think that GC's going to take a beating on this.

    And should.
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  3. Randy99CL

    Randy99CL Country Gent

    Feb 17, 2020
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  4. wildeman

    wildeman I Bleed Orange

    May 10, 2015
    Id rock it.....not for 3 bills though
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  5. juks

    juks Country Gent

    Nov 26, 2020
    Fremont, California
  6. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    They've been around for some time now , but I'm with @wildeman on this one .
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  7. Jeremiah_S

    Jeremiah_S Electromatic

    Oct 19, 2018
    New England
    I've spent 300 dollars on dumber things, just sayin'...
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  8. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Diddly-bos have been around forever. There are versions on every continent except Antarctica. They're made with gourds, turtle shells, tin cans, anything that can be turned into a resonant body of sorts. The bass version is a washtub with a broomstick for a neck. In England, they used tea chests. Whatever's at hand. Ingenuity at it's best.
    I worked a show with a blues guy named Scott Ainslee, who did a lot of slide on a one string diddly-bo. He played a sweet 1937 Dobro as well. Fun gig.
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  9. Snowden Guitars.

    The nice thing about the one shown above: if you run out of gas driving to the gig, you got a container to walk back to the Last Chance Texaco & entertain yourself on the walk.
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Washtub bass is as close as I've seen.
  11. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
  12. Can I get it with a reliced oil can? And pick guard.
    I’ve been meaning to get a cigar box guitar, or build my own but have yet to find one that suits me.

    There are several books out on them, showing some nice ones.
    Englishman project?
  13. Bass. Wasn’t that a joke?
    Sam Fish playing slide “no less?”As opposed to what?

    Uh. How would you tell — since they are 1-3 strings for the most part, tuned to an open chord triad?
  14. guitarfarm

    guitarfarm Country Gent

    Young ladies like this one could be fueling the rise in popularity for the guitars.

  15. Another pun thread on the horizon.
    Is that a brain grater on the side of the oil can I see?
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2021
  16. Fingerstyle?
  17. pmarinovich

    pmarinovich Gretschie

    Nov 17, 2018
    Not far from where I live is an annual event "Abita Springs Busker Festival" and a lot of extremely talented street musicians from New Orleans perform there. You see a lot of beat up, and improvised instruments being played for the effect of both novelty and tradition. The weirder the better. When I close my eyes and listen to the great music I feel almost ashamed at the demands I place on my own equipment. I sometimes think, "wow, my stuff is a 100 times better than theirs and their music is better than mine."
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  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Mostly with flat picks.
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