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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Featured in This Episode…
#4 The Pillars of Purposeful Practice
Pillar No. 2 – Practice With Purpose
Step #1 Minimum Time Commitment (Commit to a realistic minimum)
Step #2 Divide Your Time (warmup, intention, free form)
Step #3 End On A High Note (when the going is good, call it good)
#3 Featured Artist: Kacy & Clayton
Listen To “A Certain Kind Of Memory” Performed By Kacy & Clayton
Check out “A Lifeboat” By Kacy & Clayton
Hear Kacy & Clayton Play Their Song “49th Parallel”
Purchase Kacy & Clayton’s Albums
#2 Take a Luthiery School Tour
Check out the Galloup Guitars Website
See What It’s Like Inside The Galloup Guitar School
Cutaways are for electric guitars.
I could hear a huge difference and the non cutaway wins hands down!
To me, the non cutaway sounded fuller but they both sounded great. I have and use both in my personal guitarsenal. I think the hair is a little cutaway also.LOL
Just another fun fact about Kacy and Clayton, their last two albums were produced by Jeff Tweedy. If you want to check out another Saskatchewan product, check out the Dead South! A refreshing look at bluegrass!
Jimmy Page, a huge Harmony guitars fan used a Harmony Sovereign H-1260 to record Stairway to Heaven. Not all Harmony or Kay guitars were poor quality and many accomplished musician’s like Roy Smeck along with many of Chicago’s great blues guitarist of the 50’s and 60’s used these instruments both on stage and for recording.
hi Tony I live in Ottawa Canada I have my right arm in a cast so I am following
Canadian duo female vocalist a lot like Emmy Lou Harris
Hi guys, good show. Loved the Goodall from Eddies Guitar. Tony, you should sell your pedals and buy that guitar.
As for cutaways, I have seldom use for that far up the neck. But for those who do, the sound difference is not that diminished. Take this test on your non-cutaway guitar. Lightly tap the soundboard on the lower bout and take note of the sound, then tap where the cutaway would be.
Notice that the cutaway area of the guitar delivers very little sound due to the neck block and bracing.
I am looking forward to next weeks show.
Ok, for the benefit of Tony, ‘shire’ is an old English word for ‘county’. Although it is pronounced Shire in the context of ‘in the shires’, ( meaning in the counties, those counties beyond the immediate ones bordering London. The counties surrounding London do not have a ‘shire’ ending, eg. Essex, Kent, Surrey etc), when it’s a part of a county name as in ‘Leicestershire’ it is pronounced ‘sheer’, as in ‘Lestersheer’.
The cutaway debate! For me, acoustic guitars do not have a cutaway, whereas, electrics look odd without one. It has nothing to do with sound but entirely aesthetics.
I’m still waiting for a review/segment on Classical guitars. C’mon guys, Willie Nelson, Chet Atkins, Segovia, blah blah blah played on Nylon.
I’ve been with you guys since Ep 1 and enjoy the show immensely!
Hi Tony and Noah – Ed from Aloha here – Cutaways? I have 1 guitar with a cutaway and 2 that are normal. If I was going to buy a new guitar today, I would probably get another with a cutaway. Why? I really have no idea. I thought it would probably help in playing up the neck further, but that’s not the reason. I just think they look cooler.
Hi Tony I’m in the market for a older, solid archtop. Can you point me in some direction without selling a kidney to one? Personally they have that jazzy, Midwest riverboat sound, which I know you can appreciate., And each different guitar gets different creative juices flowing. Just wondering what input you can share on Archtops new and old and if any stand out more to you. Keep on, keeping on.