Welcome to this week’s episode of Acoustic Tuesday where I share my guitar geek list of gear, artists, and resources to keep you inspired to live your absolute BEST acoustic life!
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- Acoustic Life YouTube channel
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Featured in This Episode…
#4 Boucher Guitars: Studio Goose Review
Learn More About Boucher Guitars On Their Site
Get The Scoop On The Studio Goose Series
Listen To Robin Boucher’s Thoughts On Torrefaction
Check Out Soundpure’s Boucher Selection
#3 Featured Artist: Red Molly
Listen To “Sing To Me” Performed By Red Molly
Watch Red Molly Cover “1952 Vincent Black Lightning”
“Once The Teardrops Start to Fall” Played By Red Molly
#2 Woody Guthrie Center & This Land Is Your Land Book
Check Out The Woody Guthrie Center Online and Plan Your Visit
Learn More About The Woody Guthrie Center
Buy The Book: This Land Is Your Land: Woody Guthrie and the Journey of an American Folk Song
Hi Tony and Noah,
I agree with you on distressed guitars. I would rather have a guitar that I put the wear into myself!
john from Colorado Springs
Totally with you and Noah on distressed guitars In my mind you have to get your own mojo into it to make it real and infuse your own personality into it.
p.s. If I buy a new guitar and want it to be “new”
for your acoustic fix dial one one one
Don’t care for either distressed guitars or signature models.
New ‘Distressed/Aged’ guitars. My take: No value in the guitar LOOKING vintage. How do they sound? If they don’t SOUND like vintage instruments, making them look old is useless. In fact, I’d want to pay LESS since the guitar doesn’t look new.
GVS – Guitars, Volleyball and Scotch!
Red Molly is awesome. I’ve seen them in concert a couple of times over the years here in Morehead City, NC (on the coast). They are from the NYC area. I had the privilege of participating in a 4-day Dobro camp this summer where Abbie Gardner was one of the instructors (Nashville Acoustic Camps).
Hi Tony – love the show. I’m a 50 + year player and have to admit I play as much electric as acoustic but love em all! Re: your segment on Boucher Guitars. I love the sound, at least as much of it as creeps through my computer speakers. However, I snuck a peek on ebay to see what these are selling for and it seems they are in the same price range as a decent used car!
Hey, I understand that I might not be the target market for $5000 guitars – but who is? Are there really people out there buying small volume luthier guitars? What is the resale market for those kind of instruments?
Is it possible that you would be better serving your audience by (at least occasionally) featuring the axes that 99% of them buy and play? Say in the $500 – $1000 range? There are a ton of fantastic guitars in that range and are any of us – with the exception of yourself – really good enough to coax the best out of a premium guitar? Hey – I know Road & Track magazine has to test the latest Lamborghini to appease the 15 year old dreamers buying off the newsstand – but they test SUV’s too!
Again, been lovin’ what you do – feel free to ignore my unsolicited advice! Best, Jim
Hi Tony and noah,I love your show,your book on woodie gunthie, beautiful.iwant to buy it.but for xmas.i love all your shows,very educational.i like the educational system.that is why I live in the library system.i learn all day.noah stop drinking burbon all day.have a great week,everybody.you guys make me crack up.💡👍😀☕️ Look🎸🎙️🎸🎸🥁🎹🎻💡👍😂
Tony thanks for the review on the Boucher guitar. I had asked Noah many months ago to suggest you reviewi this guitar. While you did mentioned it in one of your episodes, you didn’t have a guitar in hand to really appreciate the quality of the workmanship,
I’ve been playing the Studio Goose SG41S with AAA Adirondack spruce top and mahogany sides and bottom for a few years now. Love the guitar’s depth of tone and richness.
I was surprised to hear Sound Pure supplied you the guitar. I guess it isn’t often I hear one of our music stores mentioned. In fact, that is where I purchased mine.
When I buy new guitar, i will not beat the hell out of it just to make it look old
The loudest and most enthusiastic of shout outs to Sir Noah Jacob Heckman the first for his technical wizardry, his charm and good looks, but most particularly for his ongoing role as grammatical conscience for Tony. I was very pleased to hear you correct his statement of numbers (one hundred eleven, not one hundred AND eleven) and I salute your continued efforts to curb his irritably redundant use of the phrase “without further ado”. Your Job-like patience and consistency will hopefully, one day be rewarded. There is, however, one regard in which I must side with Tony. Recently visited Scotland, but could not acquire a taste for the local whiskey. BTW, have either of you heard of Three Chord Bourbon? I recently saw something about it online. Supposedly there is blues music involved in the distillation process. Check it out.
Dave S., TAC Member and Acoustic Tuesday Viewer from beautiful, historic Farmington, MI
Ahoy Crew. I will be making a donation to Guitars for Vet’s soon. Must check with the wife to see how much is in the giving fund before I make a promise as to the figure but, a promise has been made with this writing. Having said that. We make it a practice to put a portion of our income for such things. I am a Veteran and it pleases my heart so much that y’all are doing this. Being a Veteran and retired from Law Enforcement I have seen more than I can un-see. (Caveat) This is ok for me. There are those who need help. I would be remiss if I did not do what ever I can to help others. It takes conversation with those who have and support from those who have “seen”, as well as those who know what is to be supportive. Active listening is the key here. Ie; You said. I heard. Repeat back what you heard to that member and then you have a friend. More importantly they have a friend. Common ground is the secret here and there is no bigger exploitation, scratch that, celebration of such a thing as MUSIC!
Did I miss it, or did y’all fail to mention Molly Tuttle???
The Lovely Young Kat & I cought her at Songbirds in Chatanooga last month and we can verify that she’s totally magnificent and worthy of mention every Tuesday!
Distressed guitars strike me the way Distressed Jeans do. Not would not spend the Lord’s money on something that is made to be old.
Tony and Sir NJH1st, first, love the show! Learning so much about so many aspects of the Acoustic Life possibilities. I want too recommend an artist for you to check out! I think she is amazing and could sit and listen to her Angelic voice all day…..and night. Her songs speak to me and I think you will love them too. If you have already featured her, I apologize….if not, you are in for a huge treat! Who, you ask? Irene Kelly. Listen to her me project Benny’s Television Repair (a tribute to her dad). All of the tracks are amazing, but I love Cabbage Head, Bluegrass Radio, Something Bout’ a Train……but all are so well done and written and performed so well. Good listening to you! And can’t wait to tune in tomorrow!