Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Partagas Two

Another guitar went up on etsy today just in time for the unofficial start of Christmas shopping season tomorrow. This is a simple one string deal, known traditionally as a diddley bow. A bunch of famous musicians supposedly started out playing hand made, one string guitars like this: Carl Perkins, Jimi Hendrix and BB King for instance. Surprisingly, Bo Diddley refuses to acknowledge the influence of the diddley bow on his career.

If you want to hear what it sounds like, I recorded this sound sample (with traditional guitar accompaniment) a few minutes ago. It should be noted that I usually record these samples on the first take, only a few seconds after coming up with a short song structure. So if you think the playing or recording quality is bad, you're probably right.

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