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High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton, Typhoon Haiyan and Climate Change
New post on Muddy Waters' Mannish Boy at http://downatthecrossroads.wordpress.com
Robert Johnson's Hellhound on my Trail - and the specter of lynching
Brand new interview with Texas blueswoman Carolyn Wonderland at:
Hi all. Just ordered a Loar 309 VS from a local dealer/luthier (Loar is sold through The Music Link and these are all solid top, hand carved and graduated. Not from school but top thickness). I've wanted one for a while but finally did it. I found one from a music store on the internet for $525 and this guy matched the price. I'd much rather buy locally.
I don't know if you read Vintage Guitar, but they did a short article on them this month. They suggested using medium flat wound strings as regular wound are too harsh for an archtop. I already own the LH-600 and it's a fantastic guitar (bought new for $450 two years ago; now selling for $1,000 - $1,200).
When I was in the shop doing the ordering, the owner had a Loar 300 which is the same as the 309 but the 300 doesn't have the P-90 pickup in it. He had it set up low, using flat wound strings. Sounded fantastic! I'll have to try these strings on my LH-600 (see The Music Link Instruments group).
He offered to sell me the 300 for $380... tempting, very tempting.
I'll let ya'll know how she sounds when I get her.
Joe Louis Walker in his song Soldier for Jesus on his new ablum Hellfire continues a biues tradition of fighting with the devil. Blogged at Down at the Crossroads
Delta players, have some new studio audio for your dosing: www.reverbnation.com/patrickmcewen or
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