The Single Malt Whisky Guitar

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The Single Malt Whisky Guitar

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jul 24, 2006 1:37 pm

Just came across this on Corbuso's site http://www.whisky-news.com excellent site by the way.

Thought I'd share it with y'all.....

The Single Malt Guitar

These instruments are unique to Fylde guitars. http://www.fyldeguitars.com/ They are built using timbers reclaimed from the scottish, malt whisky industry. Each instrument is created as an individual, according to the available timbers and the customer's requirements. The body style of the instrument is limited by the size of the available timbers. Other instruments can be made using these wonderful materials.

The guitars illustrated were constructed from washback vessels and casks from the Talisker Distillery on the Isle of Skye.


I'd love one of these being a bit of a ham guitar player and a Talisker freak :lol:

Cool or what ..... and of course whisky related

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Postby Virginia Gentleman » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:40 pm

I want one of those.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 24, 2006 9:45 pm

I wonder if I could get them to send some wood to Emmett Chapman so he can build a Stick for me from it. http://www.stickenterprises.com

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jul 25, 2006 2:05 am

Looks like a Katusha rocket.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:17 am

I don't think I have enough fingers to play that one :lol:

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Postby parvus » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:34 am

Lawrence wrote:Looks like a Katusha rocket.


Bahahaha.

Too soon for that I think, too soon :wink:

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Postby kallaskander » Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:50 am

Hi there,

if you follow the guitar maker and Pioneer there must be something in the properties of old whisky casks that makes the wood ver special. Or is it just that the wood can be over 100 years old in some cases?

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Postby Aidan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 11:12 am

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I don't think I have enough fingers to play that one :lol:


Some harp players have up to 1,000 fingers.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:31 pm

Aidan wrote:
irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I don't think I have enough fingers to play that one :lol:


Some harp players have up to 1,000 fingers.



You must be talking about the epic warrior

Setanta Ó Harpín

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby parvus » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:37 am

kallaskander wrote:Hi there,

if you follow the guitar maker and Pioneer there must be something in the properties of old whisky casks that makes the wood ver special. Or is it just that the wood can be over 100 years old in some cases?

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I think you'll find that it is purely for the 'gimmick' of having a guitar made out of those particular items from a distillery.

I would actually question how the wood would sound after so many years being filled with a liquid of some sort, let alone hot washback liquid.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:36 am

You may have a point, parvus, but Fylde have an excellent reputation, and I doubt they would produce a gimmick guitar that sounded like crap.

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Postby kallaskander » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:56 am

Hi there,

there must be something in this.

http://www.pioneerelectronics.com/pna/v ... 79,00.html

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Postby Choochoo » Wed Jul 26, 2006 4:23 pm

Looked like a gimmick to me too. The article on the speakers confirmed that the guitar would most likely have very warm tone to it, I’d be curious what sort of sustain would exist, or if there would be any kind of brightness produced from the guitar.

If Trey Gunn or Tony Levin were major whisky enthusiasts, there could very possibly be a whisky cask Chapman Stick.

Perhaps someone could make a spirit that is aged in casks that were made out of former guitars. Now that’s a bad idea! :wink:


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