This amusing collectors name for these guitars originated from
British collector and National researcher, Mark Makin.
What else could they be!
Like so many of these late 30's Hawaiian wood-necked instruments, this one has been turned into a round-neck guitar.
Flat headstock with grey "Mother-of-Toilet-Seat" facia.
(This is another technical term from our good friend Mark Makin).
Like so many of these late 30's Hawaiian wood-necked instruments, this one has been turned into a round-neck guitar. It has also been fitted with new tuners, a truss rod with access cover, and new fingerboard with large stars as dot markers. The headstock overlay however is original and is one of only a few like this I have seen.
Bukka White playing what appears from the square heel where it meets the body to be a square-neck Exploding Palm Tree Tricone.
Since the wooden Hawaiian neck on these is fairly thin and the fingerboard had normal, raised frets, it was not un-common to simply cut the nut down and play them after a fashion as Spanish guitars.
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