Sunday, 12 December 2010

Gretsch G5810 Bo Diddley
Here a guitar that should be instantly recognizable, namely the Gretsch G5810 Bo Diddley. The mystery is, how can such a very basic shape be so very cool?

The design of Bo Diddley's original rectangular guitar (a.k.a. The Twang Machine) is said to be the result of him wanting a smaller more convenient body shape to allow him to jump around on stage following an incident when he been leaping around with a Gibson L5 and ended up hurting his groin.

G L Wilson

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