December 12, 2023

Biscuit Tin guitars and Amps

will your coffin be a space?

Is there a god?

Some people suggest that he`s riding an invisible pink unicorn around the inside surfaces of a giant teapot at the end of the cosmos.

Put the kettle on and make a good ‘ole’ cup of tea because….today’s post is all about excuses to gorge out on biscuits, and, eat them as fast as you can – in the name of acoustics, music and guitar tone!!

And, with Christmas fast approaching there are sure to be some awesome biscuit eating opportunities in the form of  highly classy and wonderful biscuit tins. Furthermore there are plenty of classic, vintage tins available on the web as you can see from some of the pictures below. What I wouldn’t give to have some of these beautiful tins for amplifiers or guitars?

SO, never take your teapot for granted. Rob Collins at specialises in building one-of-a-kind musical instruments, hand crafted in the West Yorkshire Pennine town of Hebden Bridge from biscuit tins!

They are properly usable acoustic instruments with a unique metallic (!) sound somewhere between a banjo and steel-bodied guitar. They are made to be played and are well suited to strong plectrum and strumming styles or slide guitar playing. The accuracy, intonation and playability are all just as you’d expect of a standard instrument.

So, now you can have your cake and eat it too.


Jake Edwards

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