Last week Saturday I have had the privilege to meet Seasick Steve backstage at an enourmous festival called "Zwarte Cross : here in Holland. It is a 4 days festival full of motor cross, live bands on diverse stages and on Saturday on mainstage: SEASICK STEVE!! for the website go to www.zwartecross.nl

What has happened:
A dutch newspaper had put out a contest 'Who builds a playable guitar for Seasick Steve before Zwarte Cross festival'.

A good friend of mine made me aware of this contest and of course I immediately started to build with the result that from the 4 entries, mine was choosen as the winner! The prize was a free entrace to the festival and if possible, a handover of the guitar to Seasick Steve. With some greta help of some people on this forum, Steve's management was also aware of the guitar contest and we could meet Steve and Dan ( I once had met both before, two years a go, so it was great to meet again!)

Steve really liked my guitar and was very enthousiastic about the design of it. Here is the You Tube with an explanation why and how I came to this design:

http://youtu.be/BI8TlMzXQ7w

As you can see it consist of a cigarbox, a old hubcap, a beercan, a neck of mahony, a humbucker pick up and all the parts in and on it are "barnfinds", so all are used parts.

Steven really liked the rotor arm that I had also put on it as a symbol for the possibility to play High Voltage Rock with this guitar . He played a couple of songs on the thing and liked the guitar so much that he wantred me to keep it. He signed it for me with, for me very treasured texts like 'Henri this is one amazing invention', 'Seasick was here' etc. The meet and greet with Steve and Dan was amazing. I also had my drummer Gerco with me and a photografer that took a lot of pictures of the festival itself and of us with Steve and Dan.

You can find the images (also about Steve and Dan playing their gig) here (beware of the fact that it is a lot of images):


https://www.flickr.com/photos/62504229@ ... 953320031/


As you can imagine it was an amazing experience and this guitar will never be sold as it means a lot to me with all the texts on it. It is posted on many different forums and shown in many diffrent Dutch news papers, so it is becoming a famous guitar too.

Of course I will once and a while use it on stage and play some tribute to the great man himself!!

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Comment by Markus Gaiser on October 20, 2015 at 2:52am

Congratulations! Quite some experience; thanks for sharing it.

Comment by CaptnCatfish on October 19, 2015 at 10:43am

Congratulation Henri :-)

Comment by Jamie MacBlues on October 17, 2015 at 5:35am

Way ta go !

Comment by BUGGY (C) on October 16, 2015 at 7:16pm

Cool..

Comment by Uncle John on August 20, 2014 at 2:17pm

Way to go, Henri!

Comment by Boxy Music on August 10, 2014 at 4:13pm

Congratulations man, that's very cool!

Comment by the anonymous pick on August 2, 2014 at 8:14am

kewl 

Comment by robert jones on August 2, 2014 at 8:07am

Congratulations!!

Comment by Clock The Wolf ™ on August 1, 2014 at 8:34pm

Great!

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