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”.

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and, for the cookie tin ukulele in action...
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5 comments:

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.

Rob-C said...

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

Thanks for listening! Rob.

Sir David of Michigan said...

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

winger said...

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

 
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