"I typically use Dunlop strings, Bass gauges now are 105, 90, and 70. They were a little lighter with this video. It's such a short scale for the strings there isn't as much tension as you may think. Thanks for checking it…"
"Nate, that's fascinating! I've often wondered how to get the bottom octave without an octave pedal and a split pickup, but I never thought of recycling a 12-string. What gauges of string did you use for the (I presume) 3 bass strings? Even…"
"Hey fingerstyle peoples! I hope to see all y'all at NAMM this week. I'll be playing my 8 string hybrid bass/guitar at the Bartolini booth every day and Blackbird guitars on sunday. Fingerstyle of course. Come on by and say…"
"My fingerstyle is a bit different than most. I come from playing bass for many years then eventually to guitar. Never felt right to use a pick, plus I always enjoyed hearing the complexity of classical guitar. "
Thanks for your comments. I haven't dabbled in any fan fretted guitars, but have handled extended necks, and fingerboards. Rene Baarslag does an extended neck classical, and I generally can arrange with builders extended frets.
Thanks for the kind words, Nate. We have a great time building and love talking to players all over the world. Its exciting to see and hear what other people are doing to improve their instruments and the guitar experience.
Man, I would love to have you play our guitars anytime.
How far is Santa Rosa from Monterey?