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Thread #43598   Message #3238932
Posted By: Amos
14-Oct-11 - 12:23 PM
Thread Name: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
Subject: RE: Why the cigarette in the guitar?
Well, no, let us not be over hasty. In the 60's, when 9 out of ten doctors smoked Camels, smoking WAS cool. And Woody Guthrie was walking proof. As were many others of the archetypal folkies we saw hovering in the constellation. If you were a smoker, and had a cigarette going, what to do with it when youhad to pick up and play? Sticking it between two of the strings above the nut was the perfect answer, where it would be ready to your hand when your number ended.