CD available: The $100 Guitar Project

‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B) (CD artwork copyright 2013, Bridge Records)
‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B). CD artwork © 2013 Bridge Records.

Bridge Records has released ‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B). This is what it says on the back of the CD case:

In October of 2010, guitarists Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara bought a used $100 electric guitar online. They didn’t know what it sounded like or if it even worked, but were charmed by its no-name vibe as were 63 of their guitar-playing friends, each of whom wrote and recorded a piece on it, before passing it on to the next player….

Royalties on every sale of the $100 Guitar Project will be paid directly to CARE, a leading organization fighting global poverty.

The double CD is currently available from Bridge Records, and from one of my favorite stores, Wayside Music. You can also download the digital edition of this recording from iTunes and eMusic.

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upcoming CD: The $100 Guitar Project

‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B)
‘The $100 Guitar Project’ (BRIDGE 9381A/B) © 2012 Bridge Records

Coming soon from Bridge Records:

In October of 2010, guitarists Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara bought a used $100 electric guitar online. They didn’t know what it sounded like or if it even worked, but were charmed by its no-name vibe. After receiving the instrument, they contacted a few friends about writing and recording a piece on the guitar. Word spread quickly, and within weeks, the $100 Guitar Project was born. Over two years, sixty-five guitarists wrote and recorded a piece on the instrument, each passing the guitar on to the next player (the guitar traveled all over the USA, including Hawaii, and to western Europe as well). Stylistically, the players come from every corner of the guitar-playing world: classical to blues; jazz to country; rock to experimental. Donating their services to a good cause, a royalty on every sale of the $100 Guitar Project will be paid to CARE, a leading organization fighting global poverty. [More…]

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recording: $100 Guitar Project

Han-earl Park and the $100 guitar (photography by Scott Friedlander, copyright 2012)
Han-earl Park and the $100 guitar (photography by Scott Friedlander © 2012)

Today, for the $100 Guitar Project, I recorded a sixty-seven second track with the title

apophenia: A atomic symphony in 10 movements

ii you seek
iii a comfortable spot to listen
iv to this
v track the sofa perhaps
vi or the
vii floor however
viii standing hand
ix suspended over the volume
x control you
xi find that
xii it is

“Charmed by its [the $100 guitar’s] no-name vibe and single bridge pickup that looks like an old radio,” Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara masterminded the $100 Guitar Project which now involves some 68+ guitarists. Bridge Records will release the project as a double CD with royalties to go to CARE. [More about this project…]

Han-earl Park and the $100 guitar (photography by Scott Friedlander © 2012)
Han-earl Park and the $100 guitar (photography by Scott Friedlander © 2012)

Big thanks to Scott Friedlander for the recording and the photography, and thanks to Nick and Chuck for the invitation to join this project.