Howlin' At The Moon!
- Feb 12, 2021
- Piccolomini Crater, Luna
In 2020 I was looking for a nice acoustic ($5k range). I only have one guitar store within many miles, and they carry only Taylors in that price range. I went in and told the owner I wanted to play every US made Taylor he had in stock. They ranged in price from $3k to $9k. I put on a blind fold and tried about a dozen guitars. I did not like a single one of them tone wise. I had blind folded myself so that I would not fall in love with the woods and let it influence my perception. Ended up buying a Martin J-40 online and it sounded exactly like what I wanted to hear.… blindfold yourself and have a rep put 4 identical models in front of you.
BTW Ed Gardella, love your avatar. If you have not seen it, Chanan Hanspal did a great interview with Andy Partridge recently. It is 4 parts and about 3 hours in total, but some great insight on XTC songs and the development thereof. Here is a link to part 1