The $100 Guitar Documentary
On October, 10, 2010, guitar players Nick Didkovsky and Chuck O’Meara bought a no-name electric guitar from Elderly Instruments. After exchanging a few jokes about how it is the “guitar of your dreams”, they decided to launch a project asking their friends to take part in writing and recording an original track with it.
Within 48 hours they signed up over 60 guitar players to be a part of the project. Thus the $100 Guitar Project was born. Two years & 30,000 miles later, on January 1st, 2013, a double album was released with 69 tracks by Bridge Records.
I have been filming the documentary on the $100 Guitar Project since February of 2012. The film is currently in production and there are many, many guitar players I’ve shot or received footage from that do not appear in the teaser.
I will be updating progress of the documentary. I’m currently seeking funds for completion and post production. It’s become a bigger project than I’d imagined but some things are better when bigger. Not unlike the project itself the film is evolving to tell a bigger story. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow the documentary’s progress on its Facebook Page. www.fb.com/100DollarGuitar
Press about the project (so far):
- Q&A with David Starobin about Bridge Records’s production of the $100 Guitar Project album.
- #GuitarChat with Nick Didkovsky, co-founder of the $100 Guitar Project, on Twiiter. Full Archive.