Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Back to the Future with the Chiquita guitar

The opening scene of Back to the Future in which Marty McFly plugs his guitar into an amp with the biggest speaker you ever did see and learns how to fly has got to be one of my favourite ever guitar-related scenes from the movies. It's right up there with This Is Spinal Tap's "These go to eleven".

Anyhoo, that little guitar that Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) has in the above clip, in case you ever wondered, is a Chiquita travel guitar. There have been a few of these turning up on eBay recently (including copies by Hondo), but this one (pictured below) is a very nice example of one of the original Erlewine Chiquitas.

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1 comment:

  1. There's a Chiquita in "This is Spinal Tap" too. Nigel's playing one in the "Rock and Roll Creation" scene (you know, when Derek gets stuck in his pod).



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