Gourd Amplifier

A gourd gets a high tech upgrade in this speaker, complete with cables for your instruments or MP3 player.

$100.00

Paul and Sue Bergstrom created by

Paul and Sue Bergstrom

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Growing Louder

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 by Paul and Sue Bergstrom in Blairsville, Georgia.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in Georgia

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Paul and Sue Bergstrom

created by

Paul and Sue Bergstrom

location

Georgia

Nothing brings Paul and Sue Bergstrom more joy than sharing their love of music. The couple, who live in the mountains of north Georgia, craft Kalimbas—a type of thumb piano that originated in Africa—out of gourds and wood. When Paul creates an instrument, he works to "feel" the sound. "Only after my wife has installed the key set and tuned it do I get to hear the end result of my work," he says.

Aesthetic beauty is just as important, even when it can't be seen. A few years ago, Paul recalls a show where a young blind girl chose her own Kalimba. When she found her match, a cannonball gourd, she knew instantly. "She said, 'It's beautiful, I can feel it,'" shares Paul. "In that moment, my wife and I realized that what we were doing was very right."

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
electrical components, gourd
Measurements
Will vary; Average size: 9.5" H x 6" dia.
Care
Wipe with a cloth. Change 9 volt battery as needed.
Notes
Battery not included.
Item ID
24189

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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5.0

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  • Unique (3)

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5.0

great unique item

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from nj

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • One Of A Kind- So Cool
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Functional And Beautiful
  • Gifts
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Office

Comments about UncommonGoods Gourd Amplifier:

love thats its handmade- great conversation piece- love that its so pretty and unique but serves a functional purpose as well

Service and delivery comments:

received item quicker than expected- and in good condition

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5.0

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from Tyler, TX

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

  • Delicate

Best Uses

  • Gifts
  • Office

Comments about UncommonGoods Gourd Amplifier:

I ordered this product for my sister as a birthday present. She's a guitarist and a music lover, so I knew it would be fun and useful. I couldn't help but try it out when it arrived! It's so beautiful! As expected, the gourd needs to be handled with care, but the idea is so creative and the design is beautiful!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

What a gourd!!!

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from Georgia

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Kitchen
    • Living Room
    • Office
    • Outdoors

    Comments about UncommonGoods Gourd Amplifier:

    I was given one of these Amplifier Gourds as a gift from a friend. Its a very unique design and I am already finding it quite useful. It sounds pretty good for a gourd!!

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    • Yes

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