Sunday, February 26, 2012
Just in time for the Oscars, I'm proud to present this kitschy cool piece of Americana.
Ever see another sunburst-type finish like this? Added to Oscar on this headstock, this is a little slice of art deco that would have been nostalgic in the 60's.
My friendwho owns this guitar moved from New York to California in the mid-70's, with big dreams and little money. Unfortunately, he had to sell off his other guitars to stay alive, but with 40 bucks in his pocket he bought this guitar in Berkeley, CA. He did very well for himself and counts some lovely instruments among his collection, yet still treasures this funky old box.
Full of visual appeal, it's also charming plugged it, and added to the backstory it's easy to see why he's hung on to this beauty.
Guitar courtesy of Shaky Ceasefire. Images c2012 by Derek See.