Shovel Blues on the Fretless 3-String Shovel Guitar!

Justin Johnson has not only mastered the guitar but mastered making them as well.

You've got to entertain yourself somehow, so why not convert a shovel into a 3-string fretless guitar and still rip it with a slide:

As one of the top comments on the Youtube video said:

"If I ever rob a train on horseback, I want this song playing in the background."

This guy makes all types of acoustic guitars and plenty of electrics as well.

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If you liked this, you should search Justin up on Youtube and see him playing the one-string Diddly Bow.

Story Time!

One time me and my brother got in trouble for fighting growing up.  He started it and even pushed me into the wall, which my shoulder promptly went through.  Our dad gave us both a shovel and said we had to clear all the shrubs and crap growing in this acre of the yard before we could quit.  What does my guilty-ass brother do?  Sits on a stump and does nothing the whole time.

So I'm over here hustling, digging up little sproutlings, saplings, thorn bushes, and some more wilderness stuff for hours trying to get back to my life.  I literally worked until my shovel handle broke as it was getting dark.  I went inside to report to my dad that the shovel broke and he declared that I broke it against a tree in anger.  He then gave me a flashlight and sent me back out with a different shovel.

Apparently I'm traumatized.  But that's a pretty cool shovel guitar!

Learn more about building and playing guitars over at Justin's site Roots Music School.