I have been working on guitars for the past 6 years part time with my friend David of JohnDavidScott guitars, on Annicis Island. Unforturnatly, the shop has had to close down for relocation to burnaby in the past month. I…"
"Hey Thomas I use to spend some time down at Bills shop as a kid ( old shop and the new one ) and spoke with his daughter about 2 years ago and remember her saying she was going to write a book regarding her dad and the guitars that he…"
I have been working on guitars for the past 6 years part time with my friend David of JohnDavidScott guitars, on Annicis Island. Unforturnatly, the shop has had to close down for relocation to burnaby in the past month. I am setting up my own shop slowly at my house and have specialized in milling my timbers grown locally as I get time to do so. I have very unique woods that David and I have been using for the past number of years with great success. Thanks for contacting me.
Yup, still around- just really busy lately! I did go to this year's June Georgia Strait camp. In fact, I was on the faculty- I taught Fingerstyle Guitar accompaniment, and Party Guitar. As you know, the weather was great and everyone seemed to have a fun time. I should have more on-line time soon, and I think I'll even advertise the next camp in November through the community here at Acoustic Guitar. Take care, Dave
Thanks again for the advice regarding the Gibson B-25. The seller really didn’t want to sell, wanted some attention more than anything. That little guitar was a real looker, but too small for me anyway so it all worked out. Well, since Feb, I have been on kind of a buying spree, I was hot to get the expensive Taylor, if you remember, but I was whining about the action on these guitars...I still don’t understand why they come so high-strung. I’m glad I laid off of the Taylor, though, I’ve played a few friend’s expensive Taylor’s since and I’m convinced that other than the occasional great trebly ring (and that is not consistent, as you stated) , they are for the most part pretty ordinary guitars, and they just don’t feel....right to me. Feels like a big expensive potato chip, and the humidity issues just seem too troublesome.
Since then I’ve picked up a ‘65 Gibson C&W, for $1200.00, another Vox C&W in great shape with original case for $350.00, and just got a new Blueridge BR 70, which, I must confess, was just so damned flashy looking I couldn’t resist. It’s a great guitar, I like everything about it, even if it looks like a hooker guitar, and I’m glad I got one. It’s loud as hell, for one thing. The Gibson is a fine instrument, very playable, sounds great in a distinctive slightly sweet, tinny way. It has a couple of probably alcoholic beverage-related, pick digs at the lower outside edge of that huge pickguard which makes me wonder how a previous owner could flail away that violently and regularly and get any kind of decent sound from it. The Vox, of course, is the dump-truck version of the Gibson. On recordings, the Vox especially sounds good.
Feeling pretty happy with the collection now. The Vox is the one I play the most, it’s just got a unique, rich sound and I like the weight of it around my neck for some reason. It really does play like an electric, there’s no limitations on it being an acoustic, as is the case with most hollow bodies, even strung with heavier strings.
Best to you and thanks for all your comments. Hope you’re enjoying your music.
Thank you again for your feedback-it helps for me to bounce things off others who are more knowledgeable so I appreciate it. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know the Robert Plant song-which is funny because I like him and downloaded several songs he did with Alison Krauss earlier this week-I like their treatment of a couple of old Everly Brothers songs. I will give "Ship of Fools" a listen.
Great if you could attend the Spring GSGW. This one is a jam session; no formal lessons as such but some folks put on impromptu workshops. Otherwise we just have a great jam party, with excellent food and company. I just registered myself a couple days ago. mdd
Thought I might add you as a friend in the community, as our musical interests seem somewhat similar. I recently picked up a Godin 5th Avenue archtop, primarily for swing jazz (but it's great for open position strumming as well). i wonder if you've evr attended the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshops here in White Rock?