Legendary ska bassist, Horace Panter (aka "Sir Horace Gentleman") recently laid down some cigar box guitar tracks for a star-studded video tribute to Sandy Nelson's song, "Let There Be Drums." Panter is using a 3-string license plate guitar that I had built back in 2015 that features a fully fretted neck, CBGitty Gold Foil Pickup and an old Pennsylvania license plate. Here's the video! (And then keep scrolling for all the specs on this guitar.)
Released just yesterday, the video also features Ted Duggan from Badfinger, Steve Walwyn from Dr Feelgood, Shaun & Tristan from the Tornados, Scott Ottaway from the Searchers, actor/singer John Park, Pete Riley, Pete Cator, Colin Woolway, Ian Matthews from Kasabian, Mike Heaton from EMBRACE and CODE drumheads, Mathew Priest from Dodgy, Richard Brook from ABC, Jimmy Somerville, Tony Edwards, guitar luthier and Reubes Cocksedge from Light Skies Darken / Pure Floyd.
The license plate guitar was one of the first instruments I ever fretted myself. It features
- a C. B. Gitty Gold Foil Pickup ($13.99)
- 3-saddle Hard Tail Bridge ($9.99)
- Shane Speal tuners ($5.49)
- Shane Speal Electric Guitar Strings ($4.99)
Here's my original demo of the guitar