Tag : Metallophone

Written on Feb, 05, 2015 by in , | Leave a comment
Yanni Hrysicos of Caffe Vistsa, Tenby with Propellercaster and Spanner Metallophone

Upcycled Musical Instruments on Display in Tenby Upcycled musical instruments┬ámade by me – George Whitfield are on exhibit in the window of Tenby’s Caffe Vista (Crackwell Street, Tenby, 01834 849636) Generally the ideas come from stuff that could have been thrown out.   Upcycled Musical Instruments Propellercaster and Spanner Metallophone The slide guitar Propellercaster was built from half an aeroplane …

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Written on Aug, 14, 2014 by in | 1 Comment.
Spanner Metalophone, Driftwood Slide with Steampunk accordion and hat

I’m doing a “George Whitfield Solo Gig” at Rhosygilwen Folk Club on Thursday 21st August and I’m quite excited because although I play a lot I don’t often get the chance to do my own thing solo. As well as playing songs and tunes on the piano accordion I will be featuring my home-made instruments including Propellercaster, Driftwood Slide and …

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Written on Jun, 13, 2014 by in | 6 Comments.

After a few shenanigans my spanner metallophone is finished.   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 …

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