Colin Flint has combined his love of the sport of cricket, playing guitar and carpentry, to produce the Coverdrive CF cricket bat guitar. The guitars feature Telecaster-style necks and other components mounted into the body of a genuine cricket bat. Some of the guitars he has for sale on his website are built using some quite valuable bats, such as his Signed Slazenger 1977 'Ashes Victory' cricket bat guitar, which is built using an unused bat from the 1977 Ashes series, won 3-0 by England, complete with signatures on the front of England and Australia players.
The guitar pictured here, based on a 1990s Slazenger V600 cricket bat, is currently being offered for sale on eBay.
As a guitar made from an item of sporting equipment, it certainly beats the 2-string tennis racquet guitar we looked at in January.
For more information, please see www.cricketbatguitar.com.
G L Wilson
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