Highway 61 Blues - recent relic build demo

Original by me played on a 3 string cigar box guitar in DGB tuning. Poplar neck. Vintage box. Piezo, but played unplugged here. 24 inch scale. DGB tuning.

The 61 highway starts up in Bob Dylan country - near Hibbing, Minnesota and runs through Iowa, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi. It really is the home of the blues.
Photo of git included in the comments - shown with my small collection of Dave Lynas slides.

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Comment by Uncle John 19 hours ago

Thanks, Glenn!

Comment by Glenn Kaiser 21 hours ago

Sweet work Uncle John!! Really cool and great tone. -Glenn

Comment by Uncle John yesterday

Thanks, Kale.  It's a very nice finger chording tuning for, especially for someone like you that plays standard tuning 6.   

Comment by Poorness Studios yesterday

Cool git. I need to try that DGB tuning. It sounds great. Nicely written, sung, plucked and blown John.

Comment by Uncle John yesterday

Thanks, Alan and Doug.  :)

Comment by Doug Thorsvik yesterday

Good to see you back in action Uncle John! That red headstock really stands out; I like it. Nicely done!

Comment by AGP # yesterday

Great to see you shoveled your way to the shed and finished Willy, sounds just fine unplugged, combined with a bit of Huffin' & Puffin' on the Iowa Sax :-)  

Comment by Uncle John yesterday

Thanks James and Andries.  It's good enough to keep, but will likely get gifted.  I had fun building it.  Yup, James. Most of mine need some kind of string guides.  

Comment by A.D.EKER yesterday

Nice One uncle in full regalia cruizing down Highway 61 smooth as ever just like Dave's Slides! i told you it was a keeper !!

Comment by James O Lunsford yesterday

Willie good name I used string trees on all my builds fine job Uncle John .

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