The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

September 24, 2010

Three Guitar Solos - check them out -

Three solos recorded on an unusual instrument - a very cheap (plywood
etc.) Rhapsody guitar that was outfitted in the 1930s 0r 1940s with an
early electric pickup. The sound is amazingly good. Photographs and
three pieces follow. The guitar has an odd sound; I put new very light
gauge electric guitar strings on it. I wouldn't have been able to play
these pieces on any other instrument. The neck is very wide, the body
small. If you have any information on Rhapsody instruments (I found
nothing online) or this particular pickup (ditto), please let me know.
It's definitely not humbucking. The knobs etc. are bakelite and the
soldering style etc. seems very early.

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