Norman Blake, David Grier, Clarence White, Tony Rice, Doc Watson
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
beaumont rag, black mountain rag, Big Sciota...
NGC (Marty Lanham) 13 Fret Dread, Merrill C-18, Marty Lanham D28 (Nashville Guitar Company), 1961 Martin D28, 1951 Martin 000-21
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
Adam Schlenker is a flat pick guitarist from southern West Virginia who is currently based in Columbus Ohio. In addition to teaching full time he works as a guitar and mandolin player for regional touring acts as well as doing session work. Desiring to expand on his teaching, Adam founded 5th Fret Productions in 2009. The idea was to combine online, video based lessons with one on one lessons. He has been featured in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine and is working with an ever expanding number of flat pick students around the world.
In late 2012 Adam released the album Family Tree, a collection of his arrangements as well as a handful of original songs. Family Tree has been well received and has proved to show Adamʻs influences as well as his own unique approach to making music.
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"Have owned D28VR, (80's) D35, (70's ) 0015 (early 2000's) and recently bought DR Centennial, marking first century of Dreadnaught production. Has Martin VTS artificially aged top and braces. Greatest sound I have ever heard! I…"
"Fabulous, Louis. Pee Wee King's brother, Gene, Used to run a rare record shop in Louisville some 40 years ago. Johnnie Cash's daughter cut an album entitled "King's Record Store" Magnificent job on a great tune for…"