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The 2007 Cigar Box Guitar Extravaganza was a bricks shook loose from the walls success, with 12 national acts performing a 14 hour concert at the Flying Monkey Arts Center in Huntsville Alabama. I started posting videos at 2007 Cigar Box Guitar Extravaganza Videos. More to come!
Max Shores was on hand with a 4 camera crew to shoot footage for an upcoming CBG documentary!
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If you've seen the movie you've no doubt noticed the guitar played by Sonny. It's a hackwired looking instrument that could have been made by Bo Diddley in the early '50s. Its angled body looks like it was made from scrapwood and the pickups look handmade from wood and wire. Even the volume and tone knobs look hand carved.
The actual movie prop guitar wasn't made by Fender or Gibson...or even a Hollywood prop guy. The director instead hired a disabled builder from New Jersey, a guy named Ted Crocker. Crocker is known for the primitive cigar box guitars that he posted pictures of on the internet.
Crocker actually built two Honeydripper guitars for the movie, hand winding each electrical pickup, hand sculpting each volume and tone knob and assembling each instrument to look and feel like the quintessential "birth of rock 'n' roll" axe. And yeah, Sonny's performances in the movie were filmed live...the wails and screams came from Ted Crocker's creations.
Since the movie's release Ted's gotten a couple minor interviews from feature writers, but he is still just getting by in his little woodshop in New Jersey. The producers of The Honeydripper have given him permission to build and sell "The Honeydripper Guitar" (as long as he gives a kickback to them). I just want everyone to check out his 'for sale' listing for the Honeydripper Guitar. Maybe a couple blues and early rock fans will snag up one of the most original creations I've seen in a long time.
Thanks for adding me to CBG Headquarters and checkin out my pics. I have been on the CBG forum for about a week or so. It is a great group. I will be going to Huntsville. Hope to meet some of the group there.<br style="display: