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  • The $100 Guitar Project - (The guitar passes thru 65 hands & still on the move)

    I heard about this on NPR today - I believe the radio said they'd be broadcasting the story about this tomorrow.







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    On Oct 20, 2010, Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O'Meara (that's us) bought a $100 electric guitar from Elderly Instruments. We did not know what it sounded like or if it even worked, but we were charmed by its no-name vibe and single bridge pickup that looks like an old radio.



    A bunch of our guitar playing friends were instantly charmed, too, including (take your time reading this, it's an awesome list): Alex Skolnick, David Starobin, Elliott Sharp, Mike Keneally, Barry Cleveland, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Mark Hitt, Keith Rowe, Nels Cline, Andy Aledort, Hillary Fielding, John Shiurba, Karl Evangelista, Phil Burk, Ray Kallas, Janet Feder, Thomas Dimuzio, Julia Miller, Chris Murphy, Chuck O'Meara, Marty Carlson, Shawn Persinger, Kai Niggemann, Steve MacLean, Ken Field, Roger Miller, Michael Bierylo, Bill Brovold, Larry Polansky, Biota Bill Sharp, Ava Mendoza, Amy Denio, Bruce Eisenbeil, Caroline Feldmeier, Colin Marston, David Linaburg, Hans Tammen, James Moore, Jesse Krakow, Jesse Kranzler, Joe Bouchard, Jon Diaz, Josh Lopes, Kobe Van Cauwenberghe, Marco Cappelli, Marco Oppedissano, Joe Berger, Mark Solomon, Mark Stewart, Mike Lerner, Nick Didkovsky, Rhys Chatham, Ron Anderson, Taylor Levine, Tom Marsan, Greg Anderson, Han-earl Park, Del Rey, Teisco Del Rey, Matt Wilson, Bruce Zeines, Toon Callier/Zwerm, Juan Parra, and Wiek Hijmanns.



    The $100 Guitar passed through the hands of over 65 players, each of which recorded a piece with it (anywhere from a few seconds to 3 minutes long), and then passed it on to the next player. We got enough pieces for Bridge Records to release a double CD (see below!).



    The enthusiasm is kind of staggering; we started this idea and 48 hours later we were overwhelmed by the positive response!






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    Teisco Del Ray is a person???
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    • #3
      I've never heard of ANY of those people. People take such liberties with the term "awesome" these days ...

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        Quote Originally Posted by JRicoC
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        I've never heard of ANY of those people. People take such liberties with the term "awesome" these days ...




        I didn't wanna be the first to say it...but +1
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          Quote Originally Posted by JRicoC
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          I've never heard of ANY of those people. People take such liberties with the term "awesome" these days ...










          Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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          I didn't wanna be the first to say it...but +1








          ^^ I don't think that's the point. I heard a brief blurb on NPR on my drive home about this story. It's not as much about "who" plays the guitar, it's more about what they do with it. They've recorded a wide variety of music and basic sounds that all these musicians have done with this guitar.



          I know I've had my worst guitar in the hands of a very pro classically trained musician and I was amazed to hear the tones he could coax out of it. Me, I use it to slice hard boiled eggs.



          In this case they took a cheap guitar and have recorded where 68 (now) musicians have taken the instrument and it's still on the move.



          I think that's a cool project for electric guitar fans.



          Maybe I should have posted a "show me your green guitars" thread.
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          • #6
            I enjoyed the post and the music. It was a really cool project!



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            • #7
              Each of the dozen or so of those names I recognize is a total badass player.

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                Quote Originally Posted by gergbee
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                I enjoyed the post and the music. It was a really cool project!



                Thanks




                No, thank you!
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                • #9
                  Looks pretty cool to me - thanks for posting - and you guys should at least know who Nels Cline is ...
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                    Quote Originally Posted by lz4005
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                    Each of the dozen or so of those names I recognize is a total badass player.




                    no doubt, I don't know all of them but, Alex Skolnick (Testament/TSO) Mike Keneally (Zappa) just to name a couple of ass-kickers...

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                    • #11
                      Didn't mean to come off like a troll...and yeah, I know who Nels Cline is...I'll check out the link when I'm on a computer with volume





                      (still didn't realize there's a guy named "Teisco Del Ray" lol)
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                      • #12
                        Alex Skolnick is unbelievable.
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                          Quote Originally Posted by JRicoC
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                          I've never heard of ANY of those people. People take such liberties with the term "awesome" these days ...




                          You've never heard of Alex Skolnick? How about Testament or maybe Trans-Siberian Orchestra given the time of year when their songs are commonly heard with the rest of the holiday music?
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                          • #14
                            Seems like some kind of publicity stunt that judging from the videos is pretty hit or miss in terms of performance standards. Still, it does say something about bargains available on the used market and, or the preeminence of creativity over abject consumerism.
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                            • #15
                              And no one knows who Andy Aledort is?








                              Andy Aledort has been a significant figure in the international music scene over the last 20 years. As a senior editor for the top guitar-oriented music magazines Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician, Guitar Extra, Guitar Legends, and Guitar World Acoustic, among others, his work is unsurpassed as a music transcriber, instructional columnist and journalist.



                              He has authored over 200 books of guitar transcriptions as well as a series of guitar-related instructional guitar courses and books, all of which are distributed worldwide, for the leading music publishers Hal Leonard Corp., Warner Brothers Publishing and Cherry Lane Music.



                              Aledort is a performing musician as well: along with leading his own ensembles in the New York/tri-state area, he is often tapped for high-profile appearances with artists such as Buddy Guy, Dickey Betts, and the Allman Brothers band.



                              As a session player, Andy Aledort was called upon to recreate the Band Of Gypsys-era playing of Hendrix for recording sessions with the original Gypsys themselves, Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles, where Aledort was required to recreate note-for-note renditions of Hendrix
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