This is me and friend/luthier, John How (maker of my guitar). This is in front of his booth at The Healdsburg Guitar Festival. Below is me doing a demonstration of John's guitars. I think that's one of his little concert size guitars, they're all nice!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Here it is! My new custom John How Grand Concert delivered straight to my door. I've been breaking it in since I got it, and it sounds sweet! It has a very dark, warm, even tone; incredibly balanced with a good bass presence. The best thing is that it also sounds amazing plugged-in! This baby has a K&K pure western in it and, I have to say, it suits the guitar perfectly. I've gotten more unsolicited compliments on this guitar's sound than on my Gibson or Collings, both of which sound damn good. In a couple of weeks this here guitar and I will be up in Healdsburg, California at the bi-annual Healdsburg Guitar Festival. I'll be demonstrating this and other excellent John How guitars to an audience of enthusiastic guitar nerds (much like myself). By the way, I go on right after 1993 National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Sparks, maybe the last guy you want to follow doing Guitar Rags, as he is the undisputed master (along with a dozen other genres, including Fado, Brazilian, and Klezmer!!!). But no matter, it will be fun and exciting and hopefully a chance to meet some good people. I'll be sure and do a post about it from the road...