"Hi German. I have a very close relative of yours as well--also a VOX Rio Grande Eddie Arnold signature. Its such a wonderful guitar. Here's a photo: VOX RIO GRANDE. It really is so difficult to find information about these models."
"Anyone else have to use a flatpick when singing? I think I need to develop some coordination. Otherwise, fingerpicking for almost everything.
Only recently have I started experimenting with hybrid stuff. It's amazing what can be done with…"
"I also have to agree with you Dave. I have been teaching for over ten years and have seen players into their 70s learn to play fingerstyle with great success. My oldest student right now is in his 80s and rocks fingerstyle."
"I find that I only feel the need to use a pick when I want some amount of speed, or volume. Because I don't have classical training, I never developed any kind of 'proper' technique. I know some guys are very fast with…"
"To strum, I always use a flat pick ("Cool" brand Thin) ...
For Travis picking fingerstyle, I use bare flesh on thumb and minimal nails on index and middle fingers. I've tried thumb pick and various types of finger picks,…"
"I use thumb picks which I modify by "opening" them up a bit with hot water, then I use a bit of tape to hold them securely without cutting off circulation. I play mostly finger style blues and finger style solo (Juber, Pettaway,…"
"I'm using a pick 99% of the time these days. I did study classical guitar at a program run by Parkening back in the 80s and was very serious about fingerstyle then. But I've been playing electric guitar with rock and country bands for so…"
"Yeah that's what I do sometimes; I use my fingers like I'm holding a pick. And I'll definitely check out those Neil Young videos. Jeff Beck doesn't use a pick either, and although some of his recordings can be kinda boring (some…"
"You know how much volume and finesse Neil Young has when playing acoustic, if you have any DVDs of his, watch
his technique. He doesn't use a pic either. He uses his fingers in the shape like he's holding a pic, but there's none…"
"I always used to use a flat pick or do hybrid picking. But then I taught myself the solo to Jimi Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower" by ear and came across a part that was much too fast to play with a pick, or even by…"
"More and more I've stopped using a pick. The sound of the strings is so much sweeter to my ear when strummed by hand. And of course, your options are so much greater when you play with your hand. You can grab a couple notes,…"
"To strum, I use a flat pick about 95% of the time. I've tried using a thumb pick to do fingerstyle, but find it clumsy and hard to get used to. When I Travis pick, I use my bare fingers. The metal finger picks are almost…"
Hi Brust... I thiks mine is made with 2 different kind of wood... but I really don´t know, so i will post a couple of pics, maybe you can say what kind of wood it is, because the front is different from the back... yes. I grew up listening The Beatles, but in the 70´s I discovered Cat Stevens and the sound of the acoustic guitar really impressed me, especially with this fine guitarist Alun Davis. I enjoy a lot songwriters that plays guitar, like Paul Simon, and I adore blues, from Clapton to Steve Ray Vaughan, or rock David Gilmour... jazz, like Ralph Towner, who plays and incredible 12 strings guitar... I think Mark Knopfler is wonderful... my list es not that long, maybe another 5 or 6 guitarist... in 1983, I used to play with another american guy, we met in Paris, and we played in the streets like three months, we did a lot of Beatles stuff, or Simon and Garfunkel. His name is Gregg Sansoni, he actually plays in a pro level up in New York. Now, I play sometimes trying to do some blues, but you know, it´s hard to get the time for practicing... anyway, I play actually an electro-acoustic Takamine, that sounds great, it´s not so easy to play like the Vox, but sounds great. By the way, I love Guitar Center in L.A., I try to go at least once every two years. I have never bouhgt a guitar there, but maybe sometime I get myself a Martin.
Hi Bruce! yes. the guitar has "Vox" inlaid in mother of pearl... and yes too, the body is in mahogany... I like the sound, but it doesn not have a lot of resonance- a bit muffled-, I mean, is not very powerful. In studio for recording, sounds incredible well indeed. It weighs a ton... It has a thick coating of varnish, maybe that affects the sound. I will post a couple of pics more detailed... by the way, it´s great to write to you!!
Yes I had, a very long time ago, was one of my first guitars that was given to me by a very old friend, during the very last year they were made in 69 was a heck of a brut and weighed a ton and the strings were pretty high off the fret board but sounded wonderful and was a ton of fun to learn on.Ship