Here’s my new toy …... literally . it’s an antique TOY emenee tiger sunburst guitar .
Its PLASTIC. These old toy guitars are highly sought after due to their coolness and surprisingly playability .. they usually fetch from $100 to $1500 on ebay depending on condition .
I got this one for 10 bucks :-D
It was missing a bridge and the tailpiece .. so I added a violin tail piece I had laying around , and popped a blank bone bridge under the strings .. and gave it a whirl .
The recording does not give this justice .. I just taped a piezo rod the the body and plugged her in .. she sounds way better in person . I only put 2 strings on her for now till I’m comphy with tension .. or I might even leave it a 2 stringer .
This thing is a hoot to play , easy , lite , and sounds great . (wish I had a better way to record )
If you see one selling for cheep .. I highly suggest you grab it .. they are a collectors piece .. and they can be a lot of fun too . its playability will astound you .
Sorry for the crappy recording ..out of trying a few different ways .. this was the best I got .
It honestly sounds much better more like a regular acoustic guit .

So yeah … be jealous ;-)

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Comment by BUGGY (C) on August 27, 2012 at 3:03am

Cool Plastic is In!!!!

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 4, 2012 at 8:26am

thanx roadkill  ;-)

 

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Comment by Roadkill a.k.a. John Maw on March 4, 2012 at 8:17am

Great find and a good sound. You are right to be pleased.

Comment by Randy S. Bretz on March 3, 2012 at 10:04am
Comment by wes carl on March 3, 2012 at 6:32am

Ill up Clock 19.o1

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 3, 2012 at 2:30am

thanx ..  this thing is a blast  ;-)

Comment by James on March 2, 2012 at 9:47pm

great work Mr. pick!!!

Comment by Uncle John on March 2, 2012 at 9:47pm

Plastic fantastic.

Comment by Clock The Wolf (gone fishing) on March 2, 2012 at 6:58pm

   A-Yup. $10.00. Yup. Sounds more like $17.63, if you ask me...

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