"Due to the lack of naturally occurring building materials available in vast areas of Australia, millions of houses, sheds. water tanks and fences are made from galvanised steel sheets (usually corrugated for strength). Galvanised iron, or Galvo, is now an integral part of the Australian landscape and it seemed natural (to me at least!) to try it in a resonator guitar.The perfect accompaniment for your washtub bass! Link (via King David Ukulele Station)
The result is a truly awesome sound, VERY loud but with a surprisingly rounded tone. "
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Donmo Galvo Reso Uko
Check out this galvanized steel resonator uke made by Don Morrison in Adelaide, South Australia. Why galvanized steel? Sez Don: