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 Post subject: My New Gerter
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Okay, so I didn't make this myself but I had it made custom for me. This is my new four-string slide guitar with built in speaker. I wanted a Creature From The Black Lagoon themed guitar to play and hang in my home office with my other Gill-Man related stuff. I found this guy who makes insanely cool cigarbox style guitars. Google Swamp Witch guitars and you'll see a ton of really amazing custom designs.

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If you look at the upper left corner of the body, you'll see what looks like three slash marks. That's where the speaker is hidden. It's also got an out jack so I can plug into my amp and a headphone jack built into the top so I can play without waking up the family.


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I'm still getting used to that 4th string (I have been making and playing 3-string guitars for about two years). Once I clean my playing up a bit, I'll post an audio file so you can hear how it sounds.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Guitar
PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:18 pm 
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hey, I think you just found me an xmas present for my daughter. Definitely upload a file when you get a chance.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Guitar
PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:15 am 
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That's awesome Cary! Soon you'll be just like Kirk Hammett with his horror themed guitars!

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That's awesome Cary! Soon you'll be just like Kirk Hammett with his horror themed guitars!


I'd love to get one of the Shecter Creature guitars that came out as a limited edition but they go for thousands now.

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Holy shit that is wicked cool, man. CONGRATS!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My New Guitar
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How do you tune a 3/4 string?


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Since these are slide instruments, you do open tunings unless you want to get super fancy (and I can't play super fancy yet).

3-string - GDG
4-string - GDGD

I've seen a variation on the 4-string that's GDGB but I haven't tried it yet.

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Chris Knight - Here's a recording of me playing a very, very sloppy version of "Voodoo Chile". I've picked it out by ear this morning and I'm still hitting strings I don't want to and fucking up the fretting on occasion, but you'll get an idea of the sound of the guitar itself. This is being played through the built-in speaker.


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That has a great fuzzy sound to it.

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 Post subject: Re: My New Guitar
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It's also got a nice clean tone if that's what you're looking for. I'm really happy with it.

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That sounds great!

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Dude, that thing is sooooooo rad. Easily one of the coolest things I've seen. Think I may be referring some business to them. I know someone (else) who would dig this.

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Dude, that thing is sooooooo rad. Easily one of the coolest things I've seen. Think I may be referring some business to them. I know someone (else) who would dig this.


I really can't recommend him enough. He did great work and was very collaborative in the process. Check out this link to his site and see the other custom designs he's done. There's some great stuff on there. Everything from Steampunk guitars to horror themes to old fruit crate designs.

He also just launched a new line that he's actually making from discarded pinball playfields. Those look incredible and have buttons that light up, etc. I was tempted to try to get one of those instead but ultimately stayed with this design. He's already said he'll call me if he comes across a Creature From the Black Lagoon playboard for a reasonable price.

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I love this

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