My brother inadvertently gave me the idea for this post after commenting on the photo of my new Weber Load Dump (full review to come) and I suddenly realised I had never featured this guitar before. Now you’ve all seen Back To The Future part 1 right? The bit right at the start where Marty McFly goes over to the Doc’s house and plugs into the gigantic Amplifier turns everything up to 10 and then using a shiny metal pick strikes the strings of a small gold guitar plugged in with a n 80’s curly lead only to be propelled backwards across the room. Well have you ever wondered what that guitar was and where to get one? Well I give you the Erlewine Chiquita travel guitar! This 28″ long guitar has a 19″ scale length weighs in at 4.5 lbs, has a single humbucker and volume control, a Schaller bridge and is made from Honduras Mahogany with a 23 fret Rosewood fingerboard.
Not only do Erlewine make this guitar, but they also make the Lazer too! I remember seeing some session guitarist interviewed years ago (late 80’s) in a guitar mag who used a red Lazer and I haven’t seen one since. Well it turns out Johnny Winter is a fan! Erlewine also make custom guitars which look a bit more traditional just in case you were wondering. Personally I want a Gold top Chiquita!