Five Cool Things digs into more retro madness. I've been building a lot of kit instruments from C. B. Gitty and just finished the latest. Enjoy!
THING ONE - I just added a Gittylele Concert Uke Kit to my series of Stella-inspired instruments
The easy-to-assemble kit is the third C. B. Gitty project I've tackled in the last few months. Each one has a paint scheme inspired by an old 1950's Stella Sundale acoustic guitar I purchased back in August.
THING TWO - The Stella Sundale Paint idea. I started the Stella-inspired kits with the C. B Gitty G-Bass Kit, matching the red and cream colors (almost) with my old acoustic. Here's a video on the layout.
THING THREE - The Tin Pan Alley Guitar Kit. The second Gitty kit was the Tin Pan Alley resonator guitar and featured a 1950's blue paint job. Here the demo video.
THING FOUR - More Stella Sundale inspiration. The Stella Guitars by Harmony included a line of specially painted guitars called Sundale. Harmony also released their own brand of specially painted arch-top guitars in the 1950's under the Harmony Catalina brand. Here's just a few photos I've stolen from Google to show the fascinating paint schemes they used. These are great inspiration when making your own guitars today.
THING FIVE - I'm thinking about selling my three retro instruments as a set in order to serve as a fundraiser for my friends in Liberia. As you know, StubbySlide.com donates 10% gross on every sale to Wesseh's friends over there. Pastor George's church always has a special Christmas event. If I sell these guitars as a package, I could Western Union 100% of the money to him to make this year special. Any outrageous offers? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org