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A beautiful guitar

A while back I met up with a guy from Craigslist. Seems like a lot of great stories could start with that line. ha. Anyway, the guy had a Fender guitar that I was looking to buy. I drove out to his house and found him bored to death because he was taking some time off of work for a thrown back or a bum knee I don't remember. But he was chatty.

He showed me the guitar but wouldn't let me hold it. He pointed out some of the pieces on it that he had made, he was a machinist by trade and put his work into his passion. We talked for a bit, he found out I didn't play and was curious why I was buying the guitar. Think I said something about being an artist and am planning a project. He probably assumed I would paint on it.

The fella wouldn't let me buy it till I paid him for it, so we exchanged and I was on my way.

I have been wanting to smash a guitar and make a picture of Kurt Cobain for years. I grew up outside of Seattle, not far from where Kurt did. His music and story have been around my life for a long time. Needless to say when I finally got the guitar I was super excited. I had a few different ideas of how to approach the project but wasn't sure which would be executed. The one thing I wanted to do was film the whole thing in good ol Anaglyph 3D.

And I did film it all in 3D but then I found the 3D component to be distracting. This project wasn't about 3D it was about an amazing guitar getting destroyed.

So I went back to the footage, just now as typing this, and put this together. So if you have some Anaglyph 3D glasses put 'em on. The 3D is decent. There's an art to it and it beguiled and befuddled me.

I tried to find the contact info for the guy I bought the guitar from. Struggling to locate it. Anyway, have a good night

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