… Well, until they actually try to play this crutch guitar ! Just imagine what would happen if they do?

Mosrite crutch-shaped guitar Source

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

Guitar Fail
Guitar Fail

Exploring the funny side of guitar since 2011. Our motto is simple: “In it for the guitar fail!“

Want More Fun? Subscribe To Our Newsletter!

Receive a selection of the best updates and news from Guitar Fail

You have Successfully Subscribed!