Tonite I'll be playing with no stage amplification. Small room, with no conventional PA. Performers play totally unplugged, and the performance is picked up by a pair of church choir style condensor mics hung from the ceiling. From there it's piped to Bose wall speakers around the bar. In honor of the format, I dusted off my favorite acoustic. It hasn't seen the light of day in probably three years. It doesn't see a lot of use because it has no pickup or electronics. Just straight acoustic. My little brother made this for me in the early 00's. I call it a studio jumbo. It's a beautiful sounding guitar, especially for recording. Stupid good balance across the tonal spectrum. Probably the best balanced guitar I've ever heard. It's kind of an OM shape, but slightly adjusted, and super deep. The smaller soundhole makes it very focused. It's also loud. I've recorded with it several times, and engineers always lose their jaws on the floor. They don't have to do anything to it. It has no overbearing bass or treble, it just sounds perfect. I'm looking forward to using it in its element tonite. Totally unplugged and raw. I just broke it out and re-strung it, and I can't stop smiling. Every time I don't play it for a while, I forget how great it sounds. I think I remember, but then I hear it. Gonna be a good night.