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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:01am PT
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 21, 2013 - 02:28am PT
i can play blueberry waltz with my teeth, have a set of bill monroe dentures that i pop in,

Burch3y

Mountain climber
San Diego
Jul 21, 2013 - 03:17am PT
Such a great thread - I LOVE bluegrass but my skills are very green. I have an old mando, banjo, and a beautiful TN flattop guitar. I'm best on the guitar, but my flatpicking needs some work.

Chief, any videos of you and your gang tearing it up?

Crafters of Tennessee - Brazilian back/sides, Sitka Top.  Better than ...
Crafters of Tennessee - Brazilian back/sides, Sitka Top. Better than climbing?
Credit: Burch3y

Credit: Burch3y
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:05am PT
Tried to post a photo of my recently acquired 1937 D28 but can't.
You'll have to take my word, it's a beauty.

Here's a great video of Sierra Hull instead.
This girl can pick!

http://youtu.be/rPVjmDcecB0

Still can't post a photo, not sure why.
Here's a link to the UMGF and a photo of "The Beast".

http://theunofficialmartinguitarforum.yuku.com/topic/153665/37-D28#.UouKq6Vu8ds

Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 19, 2013 - 09:04am PT
EDIT: Ohhhhh boy. I wish I had the means to build up a collection of beautiful instruments. What a find.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
For the record I only have 2 guitars (albeit very nice ones).
1937 Martin D28
2012 Martin D45 Authentic 1942
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 19, 2013 - 02:34pm PT
Chief,

It would seem you are a Martin man. Thoughts on some of the boutique shops, with respect to bluegrass instruments?

I love my old Crafters of Tennessee, but it needs a neck reset/fretboard work.

I've been impressed by a lot of the Collings guitars I've picked up, and I've played a couple slope shouldered "banjo killers" by Bourgeois with that bearclaw sitka top they did...such a nice sound and great action. I haven't really looked through the local guitar shops lately because I can't even afford to test those babies, much less buy one.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 06:33pm PT
Burch3y

Although I like Martins I also appreciate other builder's and luthier's work.
Gibsons?
Gary Burnette owns a 1935 Gibson Advanced Jumbo that's known as "The Bone Crusher".
My friend Mark has a mid 30's Gibson Roy Smeck that peels paint.
Collings are awesome if you don't mind the bolt on neck and enough metal to build a battle ship.
Richard Hoover and his team at Santa Cruz build a nice guitar.
Love those Taylor necks.
Smaller shop builders?
Bourgeois, Huss and Dalton, Merrill, Blazer and Henkes.
Exclusive customs? Wayne Henderson, Marty Lanham, TJ Thompson, John Arnold, Dave Musselwhite?

If money was no object I'd have Musselwhite or Thompson build me a Style 45 dread or OM to prewar specs.

Some help huh?
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 19, 2013 - 06:54pm PT
Burch3y

Although I like Martins I also appreciate other builder's and luthier's work. Gibsons? Gary Burnette owns a 1935 Gibson Advanced Jumbo that's known as "The Bone Crusher". My friend Mark has a mid 30's Gibson Roy Smeck that peels paint. Collings are awesome if you don't mind the bolt on neck and enough metal to build a battle ship. Richard Hoover and his team at Santa Cruz build a nice guitar. Love those Taylor necks.
Smaller shop builders? Bourgeois, Huss and Dalton, Merrill, Blazer and Henkes. Exclusive customs? Wayne Henderson, Marty Lanham, TJ Thompson, John Arnold, Dave Musselwhite? If money was no object I'd have Musselwhite or Thompson build me a Style 45 dread or OM to prewar specs.

Some help huh?

Thanks Chief!

I went through a phase years ago where I'd have to put my hands on every prewar or "prewar" guitar in a 50 mile radius - was a little obsessed even though my knowledge of what I was holding and my skill to play it were both so limited. Don't know enough about the build to notice the bolt-on/metal Collings issue. I did get to touch a nice Brazilian Tony Rice from Santa Cruz a few years back (was going for $10,000? maybe $15,000? Can't remember). I really like the H&D guitars as well, but something about the necks never felt good to my hand...not like I could afford to be picky, anyway.

On a whim, I was home visiting family in southern Ohio, and stopped by the local guitar center with my stepdad. They often end up with some interesting used Gibsons/Martins/etc from some random tradeins, or whatever. I picked up my current guitar, sat down and strummed it, and both of our jaws dropped - it wasn't a matter of if we'd buy it, but who was going to get to buy it.

I won.

The thing smells like a candy-store (brazilian RW), and I walked with it for $2400 - had a crack in the top that had been repaired. I had owned some nice Taylor DNs before that, but the volume/tone on this thing was on a whole different level. I wanted to have the neck worked on when I could afford to by the guys that made it, but I think that little shop has gone bye-bye - Mark Taylor and fam. I could be wrong, though.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Nov 19, 2013 - 07:11pm PT
Sounds like you scored a real winner.
Excellent.

Happy Bluegrass!

BTW, Wintergrass, Bellevue, Feb 27-March 2.
Burch3y

Mountain climber
I offer nothing to the discussion
Nov 20, 2013 - 03:40pm PT
^^^ I feel lucky.

Was looking at the place/dates for WG - be nice if I could make it, but it's a haul.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 19, 2013 - 02:15am PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Apr 11, 2014 - 12:11am PT
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2014 - 09:04am PT
Gotta bump this thread.

I'm really trying to up my game on the mando, which can pretty much only go up! Anyone on ST ever go to the Maltby Jam...first Saturday of each month, except July and September? I'm hoping to get over there on June 7, as it's been a while, and I need to put myself out there with others.

http://maltbyclub.org/html/maltby_blue_grass.html

There was some talk a while back about some PNorthwesterners getting together in Leavenworth, or somewhere, for some camping/climbing/pickin'. Kind of an awesome thought, no?

Wish I played as well as my fingers show I've been practicing!
Wish I played as well as my fingers show I've been practicing!
Credit: mooser
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
May 28, 2014 - 10:51am PT
Saw this live a few years ago.
http://youtu.be/KTmLQlB1PSI

Rip KB.

Been working on the mando myself.
Looking forward to pickin some tunes soon with Timid T. when I get back to CA.

A Leavenworth fest. Sounds fun.
Willoughby

Social climber
Truckee, CA
May 28, 2014 - 11:14am PT
Nice one, DD. Tim O'Brien cracks me up. Such a mellow guy. The ability to look bored in such close proximity to Thiele's manic, synchopated, buzzing energy - it's a true testament to the level on which he's operating. That may be the only downside of seeing him and Darrell Scott do their thing live - they're just too damn easy up there. "Oh, this incredible music we're conjuring? Yeah, it's no big deal."
ydpl8s

Trad climber
Santa Monica, California
May 28, 2014 - 11:17am PT
My nephew's mandolin duo is playing this weekend in Silt Colorado. They are called Fresh Cut and they are amazing (both juniors in High School). They opened for David Grisman when he last played in Aspen.

info follows ----------------------------------------------




Due to popular demand we are welcoming back
FRESH CUT

Saturday-May 31st, 2014 @ 7:00 P.M.
At the Silt Historical Park
707 Orchard Ave
Silt, Colorado


These young gentlemen once again promise an exciting evening of family entertainment playing progressive mandolin/bluegrass music and will also give a presentation of the history and construction of their instruments.
Plan time to wander the Park and view our new displays while listening to the Porch Pickers.
Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy this evening of fun entertainment.
THIS EVENT IS FREE
Donations will help us continue to provide these family events.

For further information contact Bill Smith at 970-618-4182
The Hawk

climber
May 28, 2014 - 11:19am PT
Looks like a nice mando, Mooser. I'm jelly.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
May 28, 2014 - 11:26am PT
Mooser,

My good friend Gary Wagner "The Pick Guy" took me to the Maltby Jam last year (I had just taken possession of my 37 herringbone) and I was impressed.
Appropriately, the venue is a former Grange Hall and it's a cool building with a nice stage and a good sounding room.
The regulars potluck a variety of home cooking and there's a big dining area offset from the main auditorium where you can chill and still see the stage and listen to the music.
Nice people, Northwest hospitality, musicians of all abilities.
Can't wait to get back.

On another note;
The Wenatchee Bluegrass Festival is on the weekend of June 21 and it's most excellent.
Good camping at the Chelan County Fairground, great venue, line ups and campground jam sessions.
This festival is organized by Leavenworth regulars and some of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
I hope to make it this year.

PB
mooser

Trad climber
seattle
May 28, 2014 - 11:34am PT
PB - Yeah, Maltby is a great venue, with a surprisingly large array of excellent musicians. It's a humbling experience for me to go to, and it's been a few years. Definitely planning on becoming a regular again.

The Wenatchee festival sounds like a possibility. I'm at a work gig in Los Angeles until Friday night, but maybe I could get over there for Saturday. If I do, I'll look for you!

Anybody want to meet me at Maltby on June 7? I'll make you feel great about your musicianship!
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