"Thanks! When it comes time for a change out, I sure wish I could help; but it is still an uphill battle to convince the wife that it is a good investment, and not only that - it can be enjoyed everyday. (Perhaps she is afraid of becoming a guitar…"
"Oops that was quite misleading. Actually, although I have owned as many as four Hendersons at one time I have cut it down to just the one brazilian shadetop. I will admit that greed got to me because I sold at least one of those Hendersons for three…"
"I play three guitars in rotation:
Original Collings Clarence White with Adr top and grade b brazilian back and sides.
Henderson D28 shadetop with App spruce top and very nice brazilian back and sides
Dudenbostel D28 type with Adr Spr top and…"
Clarence White, David Grier, Tony Rice, Russ Barenburg, Bryan Sutton,Tim Stafford, Brad Davis, Kathy Barwick, Dan Crary, Roy Curry, Steve Kaufman, Scott Fore, Slavek Hanzlik, Doc Watson, Mathew Acara, Jim Hurst, Mark O'Connor, Norman Blake, Eric Thompson, Scott Nygaard,
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
Big Scioty, Blackberry Blossom, Gold Rush, Home Sweet Home, Whiskey Before Breakfast, Angeline the Baker, Forky Deer
Henderson D28, Collings Clarence White
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
59 years old and a fan of flat picking guitar since my college days in southern California where I saw everyone from Clarence White to David Nichtern to Norman Blake to Doc Watson. Music collector and amateur guitar picker with rather expensive tastes in guitar. Got a few real nice ones!
Hey Jeff, good to hear from you. I'm on the Flatpick Hangout and MySpace too. Between the three of them I'm noticing a trend - there's lots of "50-somethings" out there flatpicking! Maybe we ought to start our own group. You're welcome to pick my brain whenever you want - that's what I thought these sites were for too. BTW, check out my mp3's. The first three tracks are rhythm tracks for practicing. Let me know what you think - ok? Later, Gary
well Jeff if you're going to be so kind as to include me in your list of faves (with Grier! yikes!) then of course the least I can do is be your friend. Thanks for the nice feedback on the columns... I put a lot of work into them and so of course it's always great to hear that they're helpful.
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A companion forum to my column in Flatpicking Guitar Magazine. Discussion will include fingerboard harmony, practice techniques, swing and jazz styles, all with a goal of achieving constant improvement.