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Tony Burt
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  • New Zealand
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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Record company, Gigging and/or professional musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Resonator guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Takamine Sante Fe
Gibson SG
Fender round neck resonator
Vintage - electric resonator
Le Patrie Presentation ( Nylon)
Legend Telecaster ( copy)
Ibanez V series acoustic( about 30 years old)
Kala Ukelele - the mini me
Paul Beard Gold Tone PBSM resonator
Fender (square neck) resonator
Dobro ( OMI) square neck
Several no name Lap Steels
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Finger Style
Slide Guitar
Lap Style Resonator
World Music ( covers everything that is not from outerspace )
Original compositions
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 9:39am on August 18, 2011, Zavaletas said…
Thanks for sharing this video, lovely.
At 9:42am on March 30, 2011, Christopher Stewart said…
hey !

Can't the past ever go away ?
Perhaps it doesn't have to stay
Perhaps there is a better way
Than to its tempting lure fall prey

Indeed life is quite a journey
Hardships, burdens, and come what may
Why carry those of yesterday ?
When the future is on its way

Promises of a brand new day
From gloominess do shy away
Forgive oneself, hurting allay
And allow guilt its holiday

Listen to the musicians play
They sing the song of the blue jay
Let the sun outshine the clouds grey
Trust only joy to show the way

hope you have an inspired & fulfilling week ! :o)

« Without culture, and the relative freedom it implies, society, even when perfect, is but a jungle. This is why any authentic creation is a gift to the future. » — Albert Camus

At 8:00am on March 6, 2011, John Gundrum said…

Tony: Thanks for the info on the Dunlop Lap Dawg. Good timing on it too.  I was at day long festival of workshops yesterday and the one session was on lap steel guitar.  I noticed the bar he was using was very tall compared to my Shubb-Pearse bars.  I should have asked him what it was but I forgot.  After looking it up I'm pretty sure it was the Lap Dawg you used on Scooterville. 

Do you feel it gives you better control and holding ability?  To me it seems like it could.  The Shubb-Pearse bars I use have occassionally slipped from my grip.

Thanks again!


At 4:50pm on February 22, 2011, Don Fournier said…

Hey Tony,

Thanks for the comment on my tune "Tony" great title isn't it :)

...yes it is an original.



At 7:47am on February 22, 2011, John Gundrum said…

Tony: I've been work on the Weissenborn on and off for a while.  Been working on my slide technique more so on a Fender non-lap steel.  I actually find slide work easier on the Weissenborn - go figure?  The other thing with the Weissenborn is tuning.  I've been back and forth with quite a few.  Currently it's in Em (EBEGBE) but I have also used A (EAEAC#E) and D (DADF#AD).  What D6 tuning is used for Scooterville - DF#ABDF# is one I can think of - or is it DADF#BD?  What gauge strings are you using?  I still have the originals that came with mine.  I probably should change them soon.

I'm a big David Gilmour fan and his latest album - On An Island - has so many different instruments including the Weissenborn and a Cumbus (pronounced joom-bush).  I just purchased a Cumbus and received it yesterday.  Will probably tune it up today.  It was very cold and it should be acclimated by now.

At 2:51pm on January 26, 2011, John Gundrum said…


I pieced the sets together from GHS makes the semi-flat strings.


At 6:28am on January 22, 2011, Rob Anderlik said…

Thanks Tony. I love your videos!I recently purchased a Canon 7D but I am totally new to photography, not to mention shooting video with an DSLR, so any constructive comments you can share on the quality of my videos would be greatly appreciated.


Kind regards,

At 2:00pm on January 10, 2011, Michael & Kody said…
Hi, Tony, thank You.....making some good progress .....
At 5:44am on December 7, 2010, Lisa McCormick : Guitar Teacher said…
Dear Tony,
It takes two natural talents to create such a magical duet!
- Lisa
At 5:36am on November 19, 2010, David Gross said…
thanks for the encouragement, coming from someone who is obviously a master.

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Simon and Garfunkel Concert this Saturday--the anticipation

This weekend I am heading up to auckland ( NZ) to see the first Simon and Garfunkel concert for 2009..

When it was first announced I was in with a shot for tickets.. The last time they were here was 26 years ago ,,,, WHAAAAAT no way ,, but yes it was 1986 and I remember it so vividly. A warm summer evening under a full moon ,,a mellow crowd ( the smell of mellow in the balmy air ) lapping up the exquisite harmonies and melodies , each song I knew so well ,,, since discovering their… Continue

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