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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 8 Jun 2021 5:46 pm    
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Spotted on Facebook. Photo by Abe Levy. It appears to be an acoustic steel guitar. Either that or a medieval torture device!


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Jerry Overstreet


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Louisville Ky
Post  Posted 8 Jun 2021 6:28 pm    
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Somebody been in Roy Underhill's shop?
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Mike Christensen

 

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Post  Posted 8 Jun 2021 7:08 pm    
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Looks like something my wife might have mixed up in a bunch of her spinning wheels and fibre processing machines. Thanks Doug.
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Nic Neufeld


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 5:54 am    
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NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition!


Now, Cardinal -- the six string rack!
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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 6:19 am    
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I may be weird but I'd like to play that thing.
If it doesn't try to bite me that is.......
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Peter Harris

 

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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 6:55 am    
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Careful guys...we're one step away from a caption contest here.... Laughing
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 7:21 am    
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must... not... caption...! Surprised
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:07 am    
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Doug Beaumier wrote:
must... not... caption...! Surprised

... because that would be humor and, well, y'know what happens to humor... Oh Well
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:09 am     Re: An Unusual Steel Guitar
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Doug Beaumier wrote:
Spotted on Facebook. Photo by Abe Levy. It appears to be an acoustic steel guitar. Either that or a medieval torture device!

Just to be clear, would the torture be for the person who has to play it, or the person who has to listen to it being played? Just askin'...
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Jack Hanson


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:13 am    
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Mount a didgeridoo on that sucker and then you might have something...
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Jeff Garden


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Center Sandwich, New Hampshire, USA
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:34 am    
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According to "Yelp!", if you straddle it with your shorts on, the Fender Steer-Maker has quite a plaintive sound.
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Jim Cohen


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:35 am    
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Jeff Garden wrote:
According to "Yelp!", if you straddle it with your shorts on, the Fender Steer-Maker has quite a plaintive sound.

... as does he who straddles... Whoa!
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Doug Beaumier


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 12:39 pm    
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You’d have to be nuts to do that.
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David Ball


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 2:22 pm    
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Really does look like a combination of a concert harp, a lap steel, and some kind of RoyCrofters contraption. A lot of big time guitar makers have gone towards the more "harp like" vertical load on the soundboard, which this one certainly has. Could be quite great.

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Rob DiStefano


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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 3:50 pm    
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Unless that contraption can fold up in some sane manner, it's not particularly gig friendly.
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Marty Broussard


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Broussard, Louisiana, USA
Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 7:17 pm    
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I’d buy it IF it comes with a case….😂😂
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Peter Harris

 

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Post  Posted 9 Jun 2021 8:42 pm    
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...we ARE all really missing that section, aren't we ? Rolling Eyes
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Marty Broussard


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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2021 5:54 am    
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I miss it a little….😂😂



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Stephen Abruzzo

 

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Philly, PA
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2021 2:48 pm    
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Looks like it could double as an avant-garde version of a crossbow!
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Mike Ritchie


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Post  Posted 10 Jun 2021 6:29 pm    
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NordicTrack's first attempt to "steel" some market shares.
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Kirk Francis


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Laupahoehoe, HI
Post  Posted 10 Jun 2021 7:14 pm     unusual steel guitar.
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clearly, this instrument was designed by the downtown businessmen’s association.
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Jim Pitman

 

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Waterbury Ctr. VT 05677 USA
Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 2:10 am    
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Kidding aside, wonder what it sounds like. Note it has a harp like sound chamber.
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Jim Pitman

 

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Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 2:13 am    
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It looks like it has a wrist lever!
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Peter Harris

 

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Post  Posted 18 Jun 2021 2:19 am    
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Jim Pitman wrote:
It looks like it has a wrist lever!


Let's all hope that's not what they strap your wrist to.... Whoa!
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