Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Trailing Edge Technology

So, I’m slidin’ down a street in Ukuleletown in my ’54 Mercury and I turn on the radio and this british bluesman blows out of the AM playing, of all things, a slide biscuit tin ukulele!
I tracked him down on the internet later….This is a killer video from Rob Collins, a self confessed low tech luthier in the English town of Hebden Bridge. It’s called “Can’t Be Satisfied”.


and, for the cookie tin ukulele in action...


Anonymous said...

He calls that instrument a guitar on that vid. he has other vids with a uke, tho.

/uke nazi

Craig said...

ah, yes, thanks! Check out the video of "my funny valentine" to see his cookie tin ukulele in action.

Anonymous said...

It's a short-scale 6-stringer tuned to Bflat in the "Spanish" tuning.

Thanks for listening! Rob.

Anonymous said...

It's good to see Rob getting praise - I own two Rob Collins instruments - great workmanship, very reasonable and a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Is there no end to this man's talents??!! What a star.

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