gourd amplifierby Paul and Sue Bergstrom $100.00
- the story
This is no garden variety amplifier. Sure, it has the workings of a standard, volume-boosting speaker, but instead of a standard plastic or metal casting, they are housed within a hollow gourd. The curvaceous shape and vibrant color transform a functional object into a playful, eye-catching work of art. The amplifier is powered by a single 9V battery, and an LED light lets you know when power is on. It comes with two different cables: one with the ¼” jack typically used by keyboards, guitars and other instruments, and a headphone sized jack for playing tunes from your phone or MP3 player. Handmade in Blairsville, Georgia.
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Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.
- Item ID
- Made from
- electrical components, gourd
- Will vary; Average size: 9.5" H x 6" dia.
- Care: Wipe with a cloth. Change 9 volt battery as needed. Battery not included.
- the maker
Paul and Sue Bergstrom
Paul and Sue live in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia,at the foot of Cooks Mountain. When not building or designing something that makes sweet sounds Paul can be found with a good book and Sue in her "Happy Place" creating necklaces and earrings from the leftover pieces of gourds and coconuts used in their musical instruments.
Their mission began in 2005 when Paul retired after thirty years in the medical industry. Relocation from the busy Atlanta area to the mountains brought back an exciting creative drive, which had been held captive while raising a family. Music was not initially in the picture as Paul cannot sing very well and Sue just enjoyed the radio. But a fateful trip to the Pension Mountain range and a chance meeting with Glenda Allison of Berryville, Arkansas brought both Paul and Sue to their mission of music making. Kalimbas, or Thumb Pianos, became their obsession along with teaching young and old alike the simple joys of making music.
When not building or designing something that makes sweet sounds Paul can be found with a good book and Sue in her "Happy Place" creating necklaces and earrings from the leftover pieces of gourds and coconuts used in their musical instruments. collection
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