You’ll remember from a little while back that I found a guitar thrown away in the dump and rescued it, and you might also recall that I had a plan to raise money for cancer research using this rescued guitar. Well, like all worthwhile plans, this one is coming together.
The idea is simple. First we get it fixed up, fine-tuned and fit to play. Then we get maybe a half dozen accomplished guitarists to put it through its paces, in different musical styles. Luckily, here in this town we have no shortage of first-class musicians, so that part won’t be a problem.
After that, we get as many A-list celebs as we can to play it, get their pictures taken with it and generally associate themselves with the thing. I’m hoping we can get very well-known performers to play this thing and because I think most people have a fundamentally decent core, I don’t expect to have much difficulty achieving this.
What next? Simple. As soon as we think it’s worth a significant amount, we auction it and give the proceeds to cancer research.
Now. Phase One is finished. Our finest guitar technician has worked his magic on the lowly Fender Squier Telecaster and last night it had its first outing since being so callously discarded. Here I have to apologise, because I made a poor job of recording this gig. My video camera, a Canon HG-10, has a nasty little built-in feature: it shuts down if it thinks the sound levels are too high, which happened here, and what’s more, the sound is saturated and distorted. This video is not my finest work. Sorry. Now go away.
The problem is infuriating, but I’m hoping some tech-minded person will come up with a solution, free of charge, obviously, given the circumstances.
Here we go with a little cover of a Fun-Loving Criminals song. The sound quality is shit and it cuts off at the end, but I’ll fix that as time goes on.
And now for something completely different. Here’s a Doc Watson song recorded earlier this evening.
I’ll keep adding to this as I manage to record people playing the guitar in their own unique styles.
Let’s keep in mind what this project is about: saving lives. This guitar was rescued from destruction and with any luck it will go on to rescue others. Get behind the idea, folks. I want no negative vibes on this one.