We recently referenced (here) The Meanies' great 10% weird.
Now we find this learned article at guitarnerd about Link Meanie's first guitar :
Apart from the songs, another thing that
caught my eye was the guitar Link was
playing. It was a weird square thing... kind of
Bo Diddley looking but a lot less refined.
I loved how unique it was, how it sounded
and how Link had made it himself.
Here's Bo Diddley with his ornamented Gretsch guitar, late 1950s.
There's such a vast cultural expression of acoustic and display engineering for this, O so very simple, intention and action : to tension a string between two points, to vibrate it and hear it, to enjoy the bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz yeah!
Here's one such, below, designed to delight by its exceptional contrivance. Long before Kraftwork performed We are the Robots, it is attributed to the great French maker of automata Jacques de Vaucanson (1709 - 1782); repaired, apparently, in 1859 by the master magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin (1805 - 1871) after whom the young Erik Weisz would later name himself Harry Houdini. More recently, c.1979, it was further augmented to detect and visually project ambient Slave Guitar vibrations.
More from guitarnerd regarding the Link Meanie axe :
On closer inspection, this guitar is VERY
home-made. Link explained it was actually
his first ever guitar… some Japanese Strat
thing, that he chopped up and then
surrounded the body in a box.
So basically… there’s a guitar
inside a guitar.
Slave Guitars :
the guitar outside the guitar ...
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