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