Tone Balls -- dust bunnies that collect in guitar bodies


7 Responses to “Tone Balls -- dust bunnies that collect in guitar bodies”

  1. bondjamesbond says:

    yes…Elderly is not just a shop, but a destination… nice to see them featured here…..

  2. ric says:

    The toneball with the orange worms is kinda heebee-geebee creepy! Wonder if they ruined the guitar?


    Elderly goes back a generation. Used to shop there in the ’70s. Very respected in the stringed instrument world. I wonder if they still have that awesome one of a kind harp guitar that used to be on display.

  4. glamaFez says:

    I had tone ball in my cello from 1966 until I had the instrument repaired in the late 90s. The one-inch ball was lost when I forgot to ask the repair shop to save it for me.

    This is the first time I ever heard any mention of tone balls.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don’t know why, but this delights me no end!

  6. Anonymous says:

    I wonder whether the chemical or DNA analysis of a tone ball would yield any information about the origins of that particular guitar. Think squirrel midden analysis.

  7. Brendan McCue says:

    Awesome! Elderly Instruments is my local guitar store. It’s pretty amazing to see them talked about in my favorite blog.

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