Skiffle Guitar | 1950
Skiffle is a music genre with jazz, blues, folk and roots influences, usually using homemade or improvised instruments.
Originating as a term in the United States in the first half of the 20th century, it became popular again in the UK in the 1950s, where it was mainly associated with musician Lonnie Donegan. Skiffle played a major part in beginning the careers of later eminent jazz, pop, blues, folk and rock musicians and has been seen as a critical stepping stone to the second British folk revival, blues boom and British Invasion of the US popular music scene. The Beatles also played one of them when they started out.
There is little we know of this guitar, although we know it has been built in Germany. Its very interesting to look at and understand the simplicity of its built. The playability and sound is very unique and sought after. Drop by our shop in Sliema; this guitar is waiting for a new home and some love.