… Well, until they actually try to play this crutch guitar ! Just imagine what would happen if they do?
Semie Moseley of Mosrite Guitars built this electric lap-steel for his friend Barbara Mandrell. In 1984, she was involved in a car accident that resulted in severe injuries.
Moseley came up with a unique way to show his support – he built this lap-steel guitar that doubled as a crutch, and painted it a metallic blue. Moseley personally adjusted the instrument to fit Mandrell’s height in her husband’s basement workshop, and inscribed the back with a heartfelt message. Mandrell added her own message “It plays great, too!”.
The Mosrite Crutch-shaped guitar is now in the National Music Museum in South Dakota