Quick electric catfish demonstration!

This is the prototype of a new instrument I have been working on. It is like a fretless cigar box guitar but it has a stainless steel fingerboard so as to ge...

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Comment by Mr.melo on July 10, 2013 at 2:01pm

very sweet clean sound...nice Its like a lullaby cbg:)

Comment by Uncle John on June 29, 2013 at 7:20am

Great looking instrument and your play is the same, great.

Comment by Fergus Morris on June 28, 2013 at 8:16pm

in fact it balances almost perfectly as i put the headstock at the other end, so i quite like the heavy neck. as for working with it, i don't have to cut it at all, i just bought a stainless steel bar in the dimensions i required. it's also cheaper than aluminium i think

Comment by RTZGUITARS on June 28, 2013 at 7:37pm

I would bet the neck is heavy what about aluminum stainless is so hard to work with.

Comment by Robert DiPietro on June 28, 2013 at 6:23pm

sweet

Comment by Fergus Morris on June 28, 2013 at 6:22pm

it's a carved oak neck with a stainless steel fingerboard glued on with epoxy . i made it headless to balance it better as the fingerboard is very heavy

Comment by Robert DiPietro on June 28, 2013 at 6:13pm

is just the fingerboard metal or the whole neck? it sounds bitchin'

Comment by Clock The Wolf on June 28, 2013 at 5:38pm

Interesting...

Comment by Fergus Morris on June 28, 2013 at 5:32pm

Yeah, i make quite a lot of fretless cbgs to sell, but with the stainless steel fingerboard the sustain you get really makes it into something else. I play this one on a few songs with my band, hopefully we'll be recording some stuff with it soon.

Comment by James on June 28, 2013 at 5:01pm

i'm real interested in this, seen  a french made fretless being demonstrated , and i see incredible, opportunity, for expression, with this type of instrument  bending notes   up and down the neck, like a slide only without one.  very nice sound  from yours !!!

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