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The Ceramic Guitar


Issue 266 July 14, 2016



A really unusual guitar just came in to Dan Erlewine’s shop. Something Dan’s never seen before: a kiln-fired, ceramic guitar. Erick Coleman helps Dan do some sleuthing on this oddball, and they uncover the surprising story.



A ceramic guitar from the 1960s showed up on Dan Erlewine’s bench, raising a lot questions. In this extra video, Dan visits Ohio University’s ceramics department where Ally Cochran, the Martha Stewart of slip casting, shows us how the guitar was made.

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blankIn this Trade Secrets video:
  • checkmarkJake Kindlesparker had a unique idea, and the skills to make it happen.
  • checkmarkUsing hardware and electronics in dating a guitar.
  • checkmarkWhere could you find a kiln big enough to fire this guitar?
  • checkmarkField trip to the Ohio University Ceramics Department.

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