Bourbon Blues - On Three String Bourbon Biscuit Tin Guitar

I loved the look of this tin like a giant Bourbon biscuit, and thought it would be fun to make into a guitar...didn't expect it to sound so good!!
These are still available from M&S for about a fiver. They are selling on eBay for much more...and with no biscuits in??!!
My husband spotted them. He also got a Custard Cream one which he is planning to use to make his first guitar when he can find the time. They'd be great to play together : -)
I'm using one of my favourite slides, made by diamond bottlenecks http://www.diamondbottlenecks.com/DB08/index.asp
The amp used is a Roland AC33, absolutely clean with no reverb or anything.
I used a rod piezo (from CB Gitty) which I put just under the bridge inside the tin, between the tin and the neck. It's wedged in so there is downward pressure on it which I think is important. This is the second one of them I have used and I think they're great!! Less feedback and a more rich and mellow tone than the disc piezos.

The Bourbon was introduced in 1910 (originally under the name Creola) by the Bermondsey biscuit company Peek Freans, of London, originator of the Garibaldi biscuit. The Peek Frean brand is now owned in the UK by United Biscuits, although the Peek Frean name is no longer used in the UK. In the US and Canada the brand is owned by Kraft Foods.

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Comment by bemuzic on May 31, 2012 at 9:44am

cheers Tom : -)

Comment by Tom Walters on May 31, 2012 at 12:25am

That was beautiful....thanks

Tom

Comment by bemuzic on May 22, 2012 at 6:57am

thanks a lot Tor : -)

Comment by Tor Börve on May 22, 2012 at 6:17am

 Very good sound ! You got a really deep blue playing style,its a true gift!! (Just as musch for us listening as for you playing),I guess thats what gifts(talent) is all about,however..you got it!

 

Comment by bemuzic on May 12, 2012 at 9:23am

thanks Nigel, ooh I love Ben Harper!! ...just looking for a BIG enough cup to dunk it into ; -)

Comment by Nigel McTrustry on May 12, 2012 at 7:33am

What a great sound and video.

It sounds a bit like some Ben Harper instrumentals

Is this biscuit the kind you dunk in your Tea?

I was waiting for some dunking action!

Comment by bemuzic on May 12, 2012 at 5:07am

thanks Clint

Comment by Uncle Gus on May 11, 2012 at 8:25pm

Very pretty, both the song and the tones coming out of the instrument.

Comment by bemuzic on May 10, 2012 at 2:25pm

cheers John

Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on May 10, 2012 at 2:23pm

Really nice warm tone from that guitar. Excellent work putting it together and like the playing very much too.

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