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Monday
Nov142011

Historical Artifacts... well, sort of...

I've always loved graphics that are somewhat subtle but very memorable.  Budweiser is not exempt from this concept.  I found these old steel Budweiser cans and decided to give them a 2nd life as part of a McSwain guitar.  These cans conjure up images of an old pickup truck with several of these rolling around in the back with the trusty old dog.  So does the tone of the guitar.  It is straight up punch and grit!  The pickups are Rio Grande Texas and BBQ humbuckers.

I laminated the cans to the arched top of the tone chambered redwood body which has a book-matched koa back.  The neck is 3-piece mahogany with an aluminum bound 24-3/4" ebony fretboard.  The inlays are aluminum Bud crowns.  Just to add a bit more colloquialism, I made the volume and tone knob from glass Bud bottle tops.  My buddy Jhon Doria dug up an old pull tab in his garden, so I inlaid it into the koa truss rod cover.  What else was I gonna do with it???!!!  The finish is what I call a "dirty finish" which is distressed and looks like it has been around for as long as the beer cans. 

This guitar is being exclusively offered through the fine folks at Fretted Americana www.frettedamericana.com

Click the link for more info!!! ...and watch the Fretted Americana video below to watch Phil X take it to task!