The Guitar Where did the vowels go?
I replaced them in the title graphics with the following items:
1. Fretboard of a Les Paul Gibson Standard.
2. A Damp-it, a guitar humidifier. It’s a piece of perforated green rubber tubing filled with a sponge that you soak and wring out very, very well until it is mildly damp…and then you insert it into the sound hole of a classical or acoustic guitar during dry winter months or in dry climates to protect a guitar from cracking. What I used as a kid was a 35mm black film canister with several holes drilled around the side with a cut up piece of dampened dish sponge. After capping the canister with its gray lid, I would insert that into the sound hole, supported between the bass and treble strings.
3. This is a glass slide, cut from a wine bottle with polished edges. When played over the fret strings, it creates a nice yowling glissando, Ry Cooder-ish twang. Think Delta Blues. John Hammond recommends using a Sears Craftsman 11/16-inch deep-well socket for a slide but I did not have one of those on hand for a graphic.
4. A classical guitar headstock with tuning keys.
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