Tone Balls

Tone BallsNo, a Tone Ball isn’t some new invention to help improve the tone of your instrument. A Tone Ball is merely a fancy name for the dust bunnies that tend to collect inside guitar bodies.

Fretboard Journal ran a story about Tone Balls back in 2006, but Boing Boing picked it up this week.

According to the story, one of the guitar repair men at Elderly collects these things, and has

catalogued dozens of examples by make, model and year of the host instrument.

Interesting hobby…

Pardon me while I get my Collings out and check for Tone Balls…