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Hi Folks,
I hope these recordings are informative and enjoyable.
Many of these were made here in the shop about as simply as they could be done.



April 21, 2021
Tenor Guitar T-M No145
Red Spruce, Mahogany B&S, Walnut Neck
1.15" Nut, 1.31 Bridge
Satin Finish, Maple Bridge, Custom Tailpiece
21 Inch Scale, 12 Fret Neck
Strings: .016, .024, .036, .053
Tuning Low to High: G D A E

RuffRuff



March, 2021
Three guitars finished up with a tenor guitar coming soon.
Surely some day I'll learn some new tunes to play, but until then this is what you get.
00-RW No141 is a Honduran Rosewood 00, 13 fret neck, long scale.

Big/Small



Then there is J-M No142.
This is my take on the venerable J-45.

Jumbone



This maple OM, No143, has a nice complex, fruity and very powerful sound.

Bevel



December 2020
A cute little archtop with a long scale.
Red spruce carved top, carved mahogany back and sides.
In the stereo mix, one channel is the pickup, the other a large condenser mic.
I bet you can guess which is which.

Poschitone(tm)



May 7, 2020
More Lockdown Favorites.
Number 136 is a mahogany dreadnought, natural finish.
It has a red spruce top and abalone long pattern diamonds and squares inlay.
It also sports Waverly nickel oval buttons and a powerful cannon like tone.

CannonTone(tm)



D-RW No139 is another one just finished up.
This Honduran rosewood dreadnought has and incredibly rich complex tone and lotsa volume.
The tortoise binding/herringbone purfling gives it a very classy understated look.

CannonTone2(tm)




March, 2020, Let's all Self Quarantine!
NL-Maple No97
I hadn't recorded this one yet so here it is brand new from 2015.
The first two parts are bare fingers and the rest is with a flat pick.

Fingers and Flatpick






Happy New Year!

January 2020
My good friend Rick Faris came over to the shop to demo some guitars that are hanging around.
Here are the videos on YouTube.


AJ-Hormigo

J-M No122

AJ-RW No123

Blue

VJ-Maple

SM-Walnut



December, 2019
Please forgive my rough finger work, I've been building barb wire fence in my spare time.
Gypsy Jazz large soundhole, long scale, 14 fret.

GypsyJazzy






Mahogany Dreadnought, Sunburn!

ClassicD






Walnut and Spruce Mandola
24.5 inch scale, 17 frets to body.

Mandolala




October, 2019
This is one big guitar.
18 inch archtop, a Super Duper 400.
Red spruce, sugar maple, maple binding, 3 piece maple neck.
It has a Benedetto floating pickup but I recorded it with a stereo mic setup.
It sounds pretty rich while still having a cutting and powerful tone.
Did I mention that it is big?


June, 2019
Three guitars finished this month.
First, a Clarence White style (large soundhole)
African Blackwood/Red Spruce Dreadnought, D-AB No.131.

BIG




Cocobolo/Red Spruce OM
Very rich sounding.

OMMMM




And then there's this AJ-Hormigo.
Wow, I might have to keep this one for myself.

Advanced Jumbo




April, 2019
I've got new mics!
2 KMi85.
And a couple new guitars.
Long scale mahogany O-M No127.

Little Guitar with a Long Scale




The Red Spruce, Mahogany OM-M No129.

Mahogany OM





March, 2019
This guitar was designed for Jake Stargel.
He wanted an acoustic short scale guitar with
a big punchy sound.
We took the Martin 0000 shape and altered the bracing
to try to get maximum everything.

Big guitar With a Short Scale





January 2019.
There are quite a few new guitars here right now
and one old one I thought you should hear,
so I spent some time to recording most of them.

Big Body African Blackwood 12 String

Martin D-18

Mahogany D No75

Mahogany J45 Style

Mahogany J45 Style

80% Jumbo Mahogany

Maple J185 Style

Indian Rosewood Advance Jumbo Style





January 2017.
Cory Walker just sent me this recording.
Cory Walker on D-RW No73, Jake Stargel on D-M No74, Jarrod Walker on Mandolin No3 (I think).
Pretty fun to hear 3 of my instruments in the hands of these extraordinary musicians.

Big Red.








January 2016.
Here are some links to Mike Robinson with his D-M on youtube:

Ookpik

Heart's Own Love

Don't Blow Us Apart






Links to Jake Stargel with his Leo Posch guitars on youtube:

Garfield's Blackberry Blossom

Big Mon

Ramblin Rollin Stone

Tie Me Down & Set Me Free




June 2015.
So I've finished up this big batch of guitars
and made some quick recordings.

Starting with No.83, OM-12-RW. That's a Red Spruce, Indian Rosewood 12 string with a slightly deeper body.
Strumming Chords.

This is a Multi-Scale (Fan Fret) 000.
Also Red Spruce with African Blackwood and (gasp!) a sound Port.
The sound port is an interesting thing, to me it makes the guitar have a more
surround sound feel rather than just feeling like some of the sound is aimed at my head.
Noting and Nothings.

Red Spruce, Mahogany, 12 fret Dreadnought.
It's a Big guitar with a Big sound.
Chording and Picking.

Red Spruce, Brazilian Rosewood.
!!
Strumming Not Humming.

These little Nick Lucases sound so big.
With red spruce and quilted maple they look amazing too.
All the Doo Dah Day.

A nice OM with Engelman spruce and Cuban mahogany.
Strums on Strings.

These short scale J guitars sound huge, red spruce, mahogany.
Chording and Picking.

Fun on the couch or at the jam a 00 13 fret with Indian rosewood
is super comfy to play and has plenty of cutting power if you need it.
Just Hit Play.

Another quilted maple with red spruce combo but this time an OM size.
Take 17.





Two new dreadnoughts here for your listening enjoyment.
Nos. 75 and 76, both mahogany D.
Same two tunes on both guitars, 1st is 75 then 76.
Can you guess which guitar is which on the second tune?
My apologies to Norman Blake and Tony McManus.

Humours Of Barrack Street.

Humours Of Barrack Street.

Coming Down From Rising Fawn.

Coming Down From Rising Fawn.





Look out for Jake Stargel playing on the Opry.
They have some hot and tasty picking and singing.
You'll also find him sitting in with folks like Ricky Scaggs.
But anyway, here is Jake with a good ol flatpicking number,
Road To Columbus with No.71 D-RW.


Oh Boy!
Here's the latest thing he sent me, he's playing No.71, and there are a few other great pickers on there too.
Do you know who they all are?
Ramblin Rollin' Stone.



One thing I love about this work is that my customers turn into good friends.
So here is a good friend and customer Kellar with three tunes on three different guitars.
No.24 andOokpik Waltz
No.34 andFishers Hornpipe
No.46 andBeaumont Rag





Here is some new stuff by Kory Willis
on guitar No.59, GA-RW, which stands for
Grand Auditorium, by the way.
Martin also calls this size 0000 or M.
And now the tune called Goodbye Baby Lion



Next isSunflower River Blues
Here is Keep On The Sunny Side Of Life

Alright, here are another couple of tunes by Kory Willis.
His guitar is OM-M No.43.
The first track is Christmas Eve Waltz





Here we have Mike Horan who gave me some of his time
on a cold January morning to do some
fancy fingerings and fretwork.
We set up the Rode NT2 and CAD mics into a tube preamp
into the minidisc recorder for your listening pleasure.
This guitar is No.17, a mahogany D.
It is Mike's Midday Rambler guitar on his own tune
Goodbye Stetson Hat.


This is also Mike's No.17.
Drop D tuning, and if you don't know the tune
then shame on ya.
Play The Tune





Thanks to Seth Hayden for these next two tracks.
He has one of my CLGs, red spruce, mahogany, no binding.
His group is The Washover Fans.
The album is That Habit Suits You.
Light Sweet Crude is this first song.





This next song is calledHome



This is John Messina with Hormigo D No.52.
He recorded with an AT 2021 with just a little bit of compression.
Hormigo is an incredible sounding wood.
I would describe it as
half mahogany, half Brazilian rosewood.
The volume on John's recordings seem to be higher than the others so be careful.
Lonesome Road Blues.

Here's John and No.52 on
Saint Annes Reel


One more from John Messina and No.52.
Here isWildwood Flower


Next up: More from Mike Horan.
This is the latest OM-mahogany, No.55.
I should know thename of this tune...



Mike on OM No.55 again.
This is a pretty little tune called
There And Back Again

This is Mike Horan on D-M No.53.
Capo 2.
Slippery Slope







Mike Horan again but this time with
No.51, a 13 fret Nick Lucas with maple back and sides.
Play It


And again Mike with the NL-Maple No.51 Play It



I made this quick recording a couple years ago
with my homemade stereo mic to minidisc.
The guitar is No.6, a 14 fret 000. Play!



For this next set of recordings
I set up a Rode NT2 about a foot and a half away
and a CAD95 about 5" from the end of the fingerboard.
Into a tube preamp then to mini disc then to computer.
Its just me playing though, so please forgive the mistakes.
Practicing hasn't been on the agenda for years.

This guitar was made especially for
the Thomastik classic steel flatwound strings.
Kind of a fun different feel and sound.
It is a 000-12 fret cutaway, Sitka top, Indian rosewood
back and sides, No.54. Play






Let's see, what should we do next?
How about No.38 that just happened to be in
for a little neck adjustment?
It is an OM, mahogany with a beautiful
Engelman spruce top.
Play



Next up: Nick Lucas, No.51.
Red spruce, quilted maple, 13 fret neck.
Play

Same guitar with bare fingers.
Play Me


Here is No.55, a very powerful OM.
Red spruce, mahogany.
Play

Here is No.55, again,
this time with bare fingers.
Play







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