After a few shenanigans my spanner metallophone is finished.

Spanner metallophone

Spanner metallophone

 

I tuned the vintage spanners with a grinder and fixed them to an old guitar body (donated by Kevin of the Snooty Fox – thanks!) my biggest problem was drilling one the spanners – a war department spanner stamped “1945” which was so hard it blunted my drill. After reading up on it on the internet I softened it by heating to the right colour and then quenching it in the water butt – exciting. I will be bringing it to the Dingle acoustic session on Tuesday 17th June. My next project is another slide guitar, this time based on an old aeroplane propeller. If anyone has broken instruments that could I could have to up-cycle I would be very grateful – anything considered! Also if you want a unique instrument get in touch.

Spanner metallophone and hubcap slide guitar

Spanner metallophone and hubcap slide guitar