|Harvey Thomas & Guitar Organ|
|With Infernal Music Machine|
He even built a double guitar in the shape of a topless Polynesian woman. The necks were her legs and feet. One of his guitars was in the shape of a shotgun. Thomas built and sold these instruments.
He never made it big, since his customer base was mainly in that Washington state area and advertising was mainly word of mouth.
This was a box that he created, which looked somewhat like a “big band” music stand. It contained amplifiers, a reverb unit, a tape delay unit and a rhythm box to provide a drum beat. At its bottom was a set of organ pedals. His personal guitar he gigged with included a six-string guitar neck, with a vibrato bar, a twelve-string guitar neck and a six string bass neck, also with a vibrato.
Please check out this link to learn more about Harvey Thomas. My description of his eccentricity does not do justice.
By the way, here is Tim Olsen's link.
Below is Harvey Thomas playing his own brand of unique music along with his Infernal Music Machine.
This video is a tribute to Harvey Thomas, his family and guitars.
This video is Deke Dickerson and a bunch of good ol' boys that are all playing Harvey Guitars and singing about Mr. Thomas. The film contains video of Harvey's home, complete with the pond and his own unique decor.
Mott the Hoople with Ian Hunter playing his Harvey Thomas Maltese Cross guitar.