Tired of only having one use for a single lick? Check out this video to see how you can vary one simple lick nine different ways…and the best part? I’ll demonstrate on 9 different guitars — from my 1926 Martin 2-17 to my Beard Decophonic Sidecar!
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Acoustic Tuesday is all about helping you find fun, focus, and progress on your guitar journey. And more often than not, licks can be a source of frustration for many guitarists. Sometimes, they’re difficult to learn and we only use them in specific applications.
Today, you’re going to see how you can apply a single blues lick to 9 different styles and tempos to maximize the most out of just a single blues lick.
This is also just a fun way to show you all of the small-body guitars in my guitarsenal! You’ll get to see some of my favorite guitars as I show off this simple blues lick in nine different styles on nine different guitars!
I also want to take this opportunity to thank TAC Family member Brian S. for sharing his story with the community. Be sure to leave a comment if you thought Brian’s story was inspiring!
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I like the first mahogany colored guitar, both in sound and actual look.
your Martin 1926 style 2 is just fantastic in looks and it’s deep sound. You can imagine the talented team making that guitar with all hand tools; no lasers or computers. Thank you for sharing your collection of great instruments!
The 50 something 0-18 ( i cant remember the year ) and the number reason I like this guitar the most.
This guitar defines Martin folk era, Im always surprised by the bass and that the high end strings are
crystal clear with touch of that woody tone ( Martin tone ) These D shaped bodies get the praise for their
tones. While the small bodies guitar are just as boomy and bright as any of them.
Thank you for sharing, Tony. I was listening to all the tones and capabilities of each guitar, plus focusing on the sizes. I did have some favorites, but I would have to re-listen to each one and I don’t have the time right now!!! I love how you were having fun with the lick…love that. By the way, congratulations on the new member of the family!
Since you asked, I believe the #5 Martin OM-28 Marquis stood out above all others. In addition to its rich full-spectrum sound, its presentation across the full range is bright, crisp, and it projects every note with clarity.
#1 I like to 1958 Martin 0-18 because of the resonance, depth and yes woodiness.
#2 I liked your small body #7 Martin Tuxedo. There’s rounded depth and projection to it but also a real crispness and brillance that caught my attention.