1981Frontline May 15‘Blik’ is Afrikaans for tin and is a reference to the homemade tin guitar used by the Coloureds of the Western Cape. It was with a slightly more sophisticated version — but also blik — that Kramer began his musical career at the age of twelve.
1986[see sense b below].
1988K. Ngwenya inDrum Mar. 92Jonathan Butler was born 25 years ago in Athlone, Cape Town. It is where he made his first ‘blik’ guitar — an old fish oil tin strung with nylon fishing gut.
1990E. Holtzhausen inSunday Times 16 Dec. 7The pint-sized singer whose ‘blik’ guitar and Boland ballads have become as synonymous with South Africa as biltong and potjiekos.
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