oooWatchTower found out that we would be touring Europe about two months after we got back from the Control And Resistance recording. We were informed that we could only take two cases on the flight to Europe. I needed to take two guitars and some clothes, so I was faced with 3 choices:
1. Take my main guitar (red strat) in one case, clothes in another case, but have no backup guitar.
2. Take two guitars in two cases and play onstage naked.
3. Come up with something else.
I decided that I didn't like the first two choices. After thinking about it for a while, I came up with a plan.
I would build a guitar that was so small that it would fit inside the case of another guitar while the other guitar was still in the case, and this is what I came up with.
oooAnd so I built the thing, made sure it worked, then took it apart. The body was then fitted into the other guitar case, the neck went into a giant suitcase along with the whammy bar, pickup, knob, shirts, stretch pants, socks and underwear. When we arrived in France I put the guitar together in the hotel, put on my socks and underwear and was ready to go. The guitar appeared on the front cover of a Dutch magazine called StageTime. I think the photo was taken from the last show of the tour in Rotterdam.
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