Only in Australia, mates ! The only place in the world where you should check inside your guitar to make sure there are no big, creepy, crawly Australian snakes. What a scary feeling that must be to find your guitar taken over by snakes. On the upside, now I have John Lee Hooker’s classic tune, “Crawling King Snake”, playing in my head. Good !
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I pick up a guitar, I don’t expect to be greeted by a bunch of slithering serpents. Or any other dangerous animal, for that matter. It’s like playing a game of Russian roulette, or Australian roulette should I say ? Will a snake crawl out of the soundhole or not? It’s enough to make me want to switch to playing the kazoo. How dangerous can it be to play the kazoo ? I mean dangerous for you, who cares about the audience, obviously !
But let’s be real here, who would have thought that a guitar could become the perfect habitat for snakes? I mean, I’ve heard of musicians serenading their pets with a guitar, but this is taking it to a whole new level.
And can you imagine the sound that comes out of that guitar? Instead of beautiful melodies, you’d be hearing hissing and slithering noises. It’s like the guitar is alive and trying to communicate with you in its own language.
So, to all the guitar players out there, if you’re ever in Australia and find yourself a beautiful, abandoned guitar, be sure to check for any unwanted guests. Because when it comes to snakes in a guitar, there’s no such thing as a happy ending.