"Call me Ishmael."
With these words, Herman Melville bagan the saga of one of the greatest journeys in literature. Originally titled "The Whale", Moby Dick is the story of the ill-fated voyage of the whaling vessel, The Pequod, captained by the monomaniacal Ahab. Fueled by vengeance to kill Moby Dick, Captain Ahab would spare neither crew nor creature from the tangling whale-lines of his unreasoning quest.
The Whale Guitar's journey began more than a hundred and fifty years later, the summer Jen Long spent reading Melville's classic tale, learning to play guitar...and pondering mankind's unreasoning quest for fuel as we blindly tangle the vessel of humanity and the white whale of nature in deathly power lines across the sea of our shared destiny.