I will give Ray a call for sure. I doubt any students would drive to Columbia for the workshop especially since Tricia is from Lawrence. We are going to jam at my house the afternoon of March 20th. You and Spencer are welcome to come…"
"Hi! For your old time fiddling workshop, you might contact an excellent fiddler and musician (trained at Belmont U) Matt Wyatt at the Old Time Fiddle shop in KC; he has a lot of students and perhaps he could help find volunteers. His father is an…"
"Thanks for the kind words about my guitar. Leo was not happy about the nut and so made a new one as well as dressed the frets. I am looking forward to getting it back. Did Leo show you my Brazilian for the new guitar?
I will be at Winfield next…"
I saw Leo yesterday. He told me that he was not happy with something to do with the setup of your guitar, so he refretted it (I didn't understand why he did it, but he is certainly the master of setups, so I'm sure he did what…"
The next time you pass through KC, give me a call. I live in Lenexa (not too far off of I-70). You could bring your Posch # 18 & see my # 1.
913 205-6571 Cell
The new guitar sounds wonderful. Please do let me know when it's about…"
Thanks for sending me the note. I've wanted to know for some time now who the lucky person was who owned MY guitar (that's a joke ).
Some years ago, when Leo agreed to make my guitar, I told him I wanted a 000-12 fret w/brazilian rosewood & a cutaway. After we priced the braz, I elected to go with Madagascar RW, which was much less expensive. Also, Leo said, since this was his first guitar, he'd much prefer not attempting a cutaway, so I went without one.
I watched Leo make your guitar & played it some just before he sent it to you. I really feel in love with it. I love my guitar (I'm sure you've seen the pics on his website), but your's is what I would have had if I'da had my druthers.
As an aside, I currently have in my possession (through some strange gyrations). It's probably the finest new dread I've ever played.
Photos of the new guitar are at:
Lenexa, KS (If you're ever up this way & want to stop by, call me at 913 205-6571 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
It's cool to run across another one of Leo's clients. I'm blessed to own #002 and #009, both of them incredible guitars! Who is the lefty player in your band? Be sure and tell him about the lefty forum that I own, LeftyFrets.net! It's a cool hangout for lefty players like us.
I was at Kamp in '06 and again this year. 2009 looks "iffy" right now, unless this economy turns around a LOT between now and then! I'm a residential designer who designs houses, and my biz is way off right now.
Tell Steve to look up Dale at DHR Music (dhrmusic.com). Dale plays like Steve and orders lefty guitars that are strung righty!
I haven't heard from or about you recently. How's that Posch doing? Are you still as excited about it as you were when it was new? My 000 just keeps getting better & better. Leo certainly knows what he's doing, doesn't he? By the way, have you seen this thread in the UMGF?
I'm glad to hear that you're still enjoying your Posch. They are wonderful instruments.
I do not have a pick-up in mine. I play mostly in small jams. Also, I have a local musical friend, who also plays guitar & mandolin. We play quite a bit in nursing homes (2-3X each months). I don't need amplification for any place I play.
As for kamp, I probably won't be attending kamp anymore. I have parkinsons disease & it's just getting too difficult for me to get around (& to get to & from) at kamp . This is a MAJOR bummer for me, as kamp has been for me, for many years, the most fun I have all year long. I will REALLY miss it. Gettin' old is a real pain.
Have you attended kamp before? If you go in 2010, you'll have to tell me all about it, so I can live a little bit vicariously through you.
My Posch D18, Leo's 18th instrument, landed on my door January 18, 2008. I try and fine time to play it every day. It' an amazingly powerful guitar, If you make it to Winfield stop by Pikes Pick and say hello
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I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
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