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Sound Money - a Handmade Spanish Classical Guitar

by Yonat Vaks

Winning Bid

0 sats


by xcalibrrr

**Guitar comes with a padded case with orange lining, an extra set of Knobloch Strings Double Silver Carbon (the chosen strings of top Flamenco players) and a hand carved wooden capo.

DJ Honeybadger plays the Bitcoin tune while the whale, the bull, the bear, the shark and the sheep just continue in their game of musical chairs… forever going around in circles… not realizing they can step out and enjoy the music.

This story begins with a guitar from the 19th Century. A guitar beyond repair that came from the times of the father of the classical guitar, Antonio de Torres. Judging by its design and where it was found, it could have been made by the master himself, or one of his contemporaries… one thing is for sure… it holds the spirit of the Stradivarius of guitars.

Jesús Pérez comes from a family of Spanish classical guitar makers. He learned this traditional craft, passed on by generations, from his father when he was growing up. Jesús was happy to join my endeavor of going back to the roots of the classical guitar and creating a replica of the old guitar from the 19 Century.

One of the most curious parts in the making of this guitar is the material used to give the wood a French polish. French polish is a traditional coating method, used in top end musical instruments and considered to give the best acoustic results. Jesús uses Shellac which is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. The number of lack bugs required to produce 1kg (2.2lb) of shellac is estimated at times as 300,000! So there’s definitely proof of work here.

Just as the story of Bitcoin is one of proof of work, diligence and care, so is this guitar. I painted it with the story of the honey badger and how he doesn't play the musical chair game of the market. He listens to his own tunes and enjoys the ride. Bitcoin culture is one of the important aspects of its adoption and what better way to show your culture, than through music.

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Materials: *Spanish Cypress (back and side), German Spruce (soundboard), Walnut (fretboard, head, bridge), Samanguilla (neck)
*Acrylic paint
*French polish

Dimensions: 95 x 30 x 9 cm

Weight: 1 kg

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Bidder NameAmount (in sats)Time & Date
xcalibrrr16,000,000 (0.16 BTC)September 23, 2021 7:08:56 PM UTC
IvandfVerified13,000,000 (0.13 BTC)September 23, 2021 7:08:26 PM UTC
xcalibrrr12,500,000 (0.125 BTC)September 23, 2021 6:59:17 PM UTC
IvandfVerified12,000,000 (0.12 BTC)September 23, 2021 6:58:56 PM UTC
xcalibrrr11,500,000 (0.115 BTC)September 23, 2021 6:50:15 PM UTC
IvandfVerified11,000,000 (0.11 BTC)September 23, 2021 5:19:05 PM UTC
xcalibrrr10,000,000 (0.1 BTC)September 23, 2021 5:10:55 PM UTC
IvandfVerified3,500,000 September 23, 2021 4:49:47 PM UTC
Rare Scrilla the Auction KillaVerified3,000,000 September 23, 2021 3:52:03 PM UTC
ViziqueVerified2,200,000 September 23, 2021 3:05:40 PM UTC
p8nter2,100,000 September 23, 2021 1:51:07 PM UTC
jsteezyVerified2,000,000 September 22, 2021 9:31:47 PM UTC
ViziqueVerified1,800,000 September 22, 2021 3:30:26 PM UTC
Marcus ConnorVerified1,700,000 September 22, 2021 2:48:59 PM UTC
JuanPaco1,500,000 September 22, 2021 2:31:26 PM UTC
jsteezyVerified1,200,000 September 21, 2021 8:37:59 PM UTC
JuanPaco1,100,000 September 21, 2021 7:49:09 PM UTC
jsteezyVerified500,000 September 21, 2021 7:07:17 PM UTC

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