1968 Galanti Grand Prix from Italy (that's a foreign country). When I took guitar lessons as a kid I never has an electric guitar so I would spend hours staring at the pictures of the electric guitar in my text book and long to be cool like the guy playing it in the picture. Just recently I actually found a picture of the real instrument and found out what it was. A childhood dream just a bit closer to reality.
Friend: My favorite Beatles song is Band On The Run. Me: It's not a Beatles song. Friend: Wot! That guy, that guy, Paul McCartney sings it right? Me: Yes. Friend: Alright! That one is my favorite Beatle song.
I can only imagine how hard it is to make a homemade guitar.
Pothos, when at school we had to make something in Woodwork class, and I wanted to make a guitar. The teachers declined, fearing I would become a Rock star, so I opted to make a rather strange instrument, a bit like a Zither. After several months, the instrument still resembled a tree more than any man-made object; such was my skill with tools. Eventually I bought a Rosetti guitar.
By the way, the Vox Guitar/Organ I showed earlier...
was a design given to the Beatles. I'm sure they had fun with it!
So, what Beatle books are there that might document the Beatles' use of guitars with on-board electronics, given to them by guitar companies? And which albums these instruments might appear on? I'm thinking they did not use too many of them.
Then there is the Coral Electric Sitar, which was not really a sitar, but a guitar with sympathetic strings that vibrated along with the plucked note to make it sound kinda-sorta like a real sitar.
There is a new wave of guitars out there called Barncasters. These are Teles made from the wood of sides of torn down barns, probably which are a hundred years old. Here's a Barncaster I built that I stuck a real silver dollar in it. Inspiration from the Allman Bros. "Midnite Rider"- 'One More Silver Dollar.'
Here is a Hopf Saturn, 1963 model. It has the standard quarter-inch jack. But the toggle switch is in a really bad place. At least for guitarists who get carried away and start flailing at the chords. reverb.com/item/6966730-hopf-saturn-63-1964
Fiendish Thingy: Thanks Bobber. I'm good thanks. Quiet on here for the last few months. I see Al has gone all 'Facebook' and is attracting new members. No bad thing. Are you going to the annual Beatleweek in Liverpool this year? Not long now 10 weeks or so. See you there?
Jun 21, 2019 10:44:22 GMT
Mr Kite: I`ll see you there F.T.
Jun 22, 2019 21:53:51 GMT
Bobber: Not sure. It's an expensive trip for me plus I'm starting a new job around that time.
Jun 25, 2019 11:06:14 GMT
Amadeus: Hey all. Not been frequenting here very much lately. Between burying people, helping sick people and feeling crap myself, Me and Mrs. A. have been weighed under. Hoping to get a bit more out of that rut so I can focus back on the fun things I used to focus
Jun 26, 2019 19:56:52 GMT
The End: Hey all - come along to the 12th Annual Beatle Forum meet up - it's in The Grapes at midday on Saturday 24th August! Will be great to see some new faces as I'm fed up with the old ones!
Aug 16, 2019 13:56:22 GMT
Mr Kite: That`s when your sober !
Aug 16, 2019 18:36:18 GMT