Seasick Steve is a force of nature... a hobo-turned-blues superstar who has been dominating stages in Europe for the past few years.

He burst forth with a performance that went viral.  In it, he flogged  a 3-string beat-up guitar.  Since then, he has been adding homemade instruments to his arsenal; each one more primal than the one before.

Above is a great fan-filmed video of Seasick Steve and a few of his current homemade instruments.   The song list is added below along with photos of each instrument.

NOTE:  On almost every instrument, Seasick Steve has used the same type of 1950's Harmony Stratotone pickups.  These thin single-coils don't require routing.  He most likely uses the same pickup in every guitar to give him equal output between instrument, allowing elimination of EQ'ing between guitar changes.

1. Song:  "Thunderbird"    Guitar: 3-string Trance Wonder

RELATED ARTICLE on the Three String Trance Wonder:

2. Song:  "Bring it On"   Guitar:  '73 Ford Air Filter Guitar


3. Song:  Showing off 1-string Washboard - made from a salvaged banjo neck and an old washboard.

4. Song:  "Don't Know Why She Love Me"  Guitar:  4-string Cigar box guitar

...and here's a lesson on how to play Seasick Steve 3-string by Shane Speal

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Here's my 3 String Trance Wonder tribute built from a Kent Americana.

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