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T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 20, 2013 - 11:01pm PT
Dr.Sprock

Boulder climber
I'm James Brown, Bi-atch!
Jul 20, 2013 - 11:28pm 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 - 12:17am 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 18, 2013 - 11:05pm 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 - 06:04am 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 - 11:09am 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 - 11:34am 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 - 03:33pm 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 - 03:54pm 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 - 04:11pm 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 - 12:40pm 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

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Dec 18, 2013 - 11:15pm PT
T H

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