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Thank you, Dan for setting up this neat website - it looks like it will be fun and it's sooo easy to use. Well I have strung 2 new instruments this week and they are unusual for my shop. One is a deep body baritone uke made with Koa and Engleman spruce. I made the uke for Nashville songwriter Tom Littlefield and he uses it for his craft. Come to find out that many famous songwriters use the uke. Tom is the grandson of Woody Herman the great band leader and he played me a knock-out version of "Fly Me To The Moon" when he picked up his new toy.

The other new instrument is a deep body tenor guitar made with Brazilian rosewood and Engleman top. This
has turned out to be a powerful instrument with plenty of volume. I made it for a woman in California who is also a songwriter and uses the tenor guitar in her live performances. I'll try to post some photos.

Cheers
Marty Lanham

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Comment by Eric Wall on May 11, 2008 at 2:25pm
Hi Marty,
Eric Wall here (Dave Gibson guitar). Still a wonderful instrument. I recently changed strings to D'Addario Phos Bronze mediums. It's taken weeks to get the "jangle" out and the vintage sound back. But every time I pick it up, it feels like an old friend. Now if I could afford another... I plan to be in Nashville in Dec on business. A dangerous proposition.
Best regards,
Eric
Comment by Marty Lanham on May 11, 2008 at 4:45pm
Hi Eric

I am glad you are enjoying that guitar. Dave Gibson told me that he wrote several of his hit songs on it. Yes, a pair would be nice.

Marty

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