The Ceramic Guitar

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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.

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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.

In this Trade Secrets video:
  • Jake Kindlesparker had a unique idea, and the skills to make it happen.
  • Using hardware and electronics in dating a guitar.
  • Where could you find a kiln big enough to fire this guitar?
  • Field trip to the Ohio University Ceramics Department.

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