The “Masonite Delight” is the third guitar I’ve built. It’s made with pine and masonite construction similar to the old Silvertone “Amp-in Case” models. The electronics are salvaged from an old Peavey T-15. Some cool appointments are the Peavey Super Ferrite pickups, sawed-off “shotgun” tele bridge, the oven knob for a volume knob, tin can pickguard and pickup rings, and of course – the #3 taken from an old hotel door. This one was made to be played, so I made it look intentionally rough from the get-go. Good for dirty blues, vintage garage rock with a kind of Black Keys tone.
I made the Hubcap Guitar for a recycling art exhibit at the Community Arts Center where I work. It’s made from two old hubcaps, BBQ tongs, a shovel handle (that I personally broke doing yard work), a paint can lid, a ladies faux-snakeskin belt, recycled Epiphone humbucker, and recycled guitar tuners. It’s a non-fretted slide-only instrument that I keep in a G-D-G tuning. Inspired by the hobo/musician Seasick Steve.