The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt – Full movie. Making of Mr. Fastfinger’s Guitar

The Spirit of the Guitar Hunt – Full movie. Making of Mr. Fastfinger’s Guitar

October 27, 2019 54 By William Hollis


A legend tells of a guitar master living on a distant island. He practised his licks and scales all day. “Let’s surprise the dwarves with a solo!” At night he jammed. Enters the demon! “What is this?” “I consider this very rude.” He knew the time had come to travel the north… to visit a legendary guitar maker. I am Fastfinger. Juha. Let’s begin. Okay, follow me. Well, this looks like a pretty standard s***t style guitar to me. No problem, really. Looks like a s***t with a whammy bar… but this goes far beyond. The neck needs to be very fast – like my fingers. 24 frets, 6 strings. It’s the door to infinity! Whammy bar, very strong. Bridge pickup, tiger like attack! Muffin sweet for the neck. Mountain-like tone! Master Juha, you are the chosen one to build this. Fire, air, spirit… Burning neck, ok, no problem… Dragon mustache strings… Frog green tree! Are you sure this is ecological? Mm-h. I need this guitar soon. Well… If you deliver the special materials, I will make this guitar for you. Ok? Yes! A baboon ambush, what a savage surprise. The hunt went on. Frog green paint… Perfect balance. What about the wood? You get the wood. I need the guitar quick! So, the winter had fallen to the earth. Master guitar maker went deeper into the forest. A true master uses all his senses. The search went on. Once there was a tree… Later comes the guitar. Yeah, the guitar moves on. Let’s cut the body. No no no, first we have to wait for ten years for this to dry. How can the guitar master spend ten years without practising? The demon is loose! I need that guitar. And what happens to his chops? 10 years later… Just like legendary Mr. Miyagi… master Juha puts Mr. Fastfinger to real work. Can he do it? Can he master it? This sandpaper movement will help you maintain your guitar chops. Techniques such as hammer-on and pull-off will benefit from this work. Your movements must be fluent. Use your whole body. Or you are going… … nowhere! What about the fish jaw trem? We need it now. Sensei returns to the workshop with no fish jaw tremolo in hand. Don’t worry. We can get you the trem. The smith will help us to get the strong trem arm. Sensei Fastfinger soon realizes the true nature of this journey. A new challenge is given. Look, Mr. Fastfinger. I got to talk to you straight now, man to man. We got a problem, and I think you’re the only one who can help us. We need some legs. What…?! No, you really have to help us. I’ve got a family you know. I brought you a lasso and a knife. Would you? It’s for the nut bone! Is this good? These are perfect. Let’s start the fire! Yes, yes… Wait a moment. Sensei, could you please stir the soup a little bit. Oh no… Are you ok man? Meanwhile the Sensei was resting… Lari went on to finish the slippery moose bone job. The painted guitar will soon be in your hands. Don’t worry Sensei. He knows what he’s doing. I’ve told him all my secrets. His mind was messed up. Perhaps the frog green paint will return Mr. Fastfinger’s balance. The time went on. The guitar paint had dried. Perfect. Everything looks really good. Tomorrow we’ll start putting everything together. The pickups have arrived today. We have all we need. But now, I’m going home. Good night. Try to get some sleep. Something was not right. Oh no, I don’t feel any connection. Did we forget something? Where is the spirit? Where is the six string power? I need to beat the demon! Ever seen one of these? It’s got 6, 6 and 6 strings. It’s got 6, 6 and 6 strings. The demon had already won the battle. It seemed. Good night. Good morning Sensei. The time has come. It’s got 6, 6 and 6 strings… 6 strings and 24 frets. Door to infinity, just as we agreed, right? It’s got 6, 6 and 6 strings… Ok…This guy is a mess. The most crucial moment was at hand. Resurrect the wood. Bring in the electricity. All men play on ten. Wake up Sensei. This is it. Oh no. What is wrong? Hold on Sensei. The guitar needs to be protected from evil. Only a woman’s hand can do it. I can tell you with no ego This is my finest guitar. If on your journey you should encounter a demon… The demon will be cut. Humble thank you. I respect this moment. Hey Sensei, did you forget something? What about the money? Ah, of course. Right… So did Mr. Fastfinger return to his private island. He still fights the demon to protect the innocent dwarves… but no accordion can beat his evil protected guitar. English subtitles by Juha Ruokangas