Sunday, 29 June 2008

Jimmie Driftwood and his fantastic rustic guitar


Check out this video in which the late Jimmie Driftwood shows off his guitar. According to his Wikipedia entry, "Driftwood learned to play guitar at a young age on his grandfather's homemade instrument. Driftwood used the unique guitar throughout his career and noted that its neck was made from a fence rail, its sides from an old ox yoke, and the head and bottom from the headboard of his grandmother's bed. This homemade instrument produced a pleasant distinctive resonant sound."

Thanks to Karl for bringing this unique guitar to my attention.

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