Video: Introducing the Bacon Guitar

Here's a video someone sent us via Facebook -- the Bacon Guitar.

It seems to be merely a standard cheapo Spanish or classical-style guitar enrobed in bacon -- but it's still bizarre! The video includes instructions on how you can make your very own bacon guitar, followed by tips on how to write a love song about bacon.

Also included is a song, "Bacon Love Blues," played by the creator of the video (and of the bacon guitar) on his bacon guitar.

Bacon is distinguished from salt pork and ham by differences in the brine (or dry packing). Bacon brine has added curing ingredients, most notably sodium nitrite, and occasionally sodium nitrate or potassium nitrate (saltpeter); sodium ascorbate or erythorbate are added to accelerate curing and stabilize color.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.