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    Quote Originally Posted by LSchefman View Post
    But I've been listening to the Tony McManus album the last couple of days; despite the maple back and sides on my machine, when recorded, mine sounds almost exactly the same as Tony's guitar.

    Except, of course, that I'm playing it.

    I started to feel really guilty and inadequate for "wasting" the potential of such a great instrument. In fact, I haven't picked mine up since I got his record. And I usually play it every day, several times, in fact. So having such a great guitar can be a bit off-putting for me, even a bit counterproductive. Ask me again in a couple of days.
    Tony McManus was at the Woodstock acoustic guitar show this past weekend. During the Friday night pre-show hang, Tony visited with Ken Parker and me and gave us an impromptu concert. He was playing MY Ken Parker archtop. (yes, I own one of those. Paul, if you're reading, that is why I don't own one of your acoustic guitars, although the TMcM model you handed me on your last Willcutt visit was pretty damn good )

    That's right. Tony McM sat right in front of me and played my guitar for a good while. And was suitably impressed by the guitar, I might add.

    About the last reaction I would have to that experience is to think "I'm wasting that guitar's potential." Quite the opposite: I just want to play it that much more. Of course what with this new PRS (which spent both nights over the weekend in my hotel room with me, and I happened to have my #1 amp with me on the trip), I'm having to ration my playing time between a number of worthy contenders. The story of my life. *sigh*

    The funny thing about your new guitar is that I've been thinking about what I'd want in a hollow body build, and that's exactly it. Maybe I'd put a hardwood binding on the body to prevent deep dings, but that's about it. And that's only maybe, because I really like the approach taken with yours.

    Your guitar is the quintessence of what I'd want if I were to get one. It sounds magnificent, and looks the business.
    Screw up your courage, fortify your bank account, call Craig @ www.crguitars.com, and tell him you want the KingsleyD model. Craig will take good care of you, especially once he finds out what you do for a living. [evil grin smiley]

  2. #42
    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    Tony McM sat right in front of me and played my guitar for a good while. And was suitably impressed by the guitar, I might add.

    About the last reaction I would have to that experience is to think "I'm wasting that guitar's potential." Quite the opposite: I just want to play it that much more.
    Well, you're a far more highly skilled guitar player than I will ever be. I would expect you to feel differently.

    My Private Stock Acoustic Of Shame makes me feel like the guy who's got a beautiful and sexy girlfriend, but he can't get it up. Now that's a waste!

    OK, I played it, with a new vow: If I can play Bach on piano, I can certainly learn how to do it on guitar. One measure at a time, if necessary. It's not hard to learn; it's just harder to play it well. But that can be accomplished, too.
    Last edited by LSchefman; 11-02-2013 at 10:39 AM.
    If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your short-wave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.
    -- Homer J. Simpson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buildermike View Post
    Dang Kingslyed and Jose, I'm in Duxbury during the summer months and sometimes in the colder months. Might have to host a beach bash
    Yes, you should

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsleyd View Post
    What did you think?
    Sounds awesome. You have a winner there for sure!

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