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How's this for a "relic"?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Flat6Driver, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Charlie Bernstein

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    That's just how some people play. I saw Richie Havens in concert a few times. His guitars always had holes over and under the sound hole, and I don't think they were the same guitars.

    He was of the grind-them-down-and-replace-them school. It's easy to imagine a Celtic rhythm player doing the same thing.
     
  2. FenderLover

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    I don't disagree. A shorter stroke would promote better technique. The area over the strings that actually makes noise is only about 2-1/4". I just see wild flailing as an element of showmanship I don't understand, because they know what they are doing. "Look how much I took off now..." Wanton destruction. Not that there's anything wrong with that. It's a little less 'honest wear' than the decades of abuse Trigger has suffered, given the way that Willie plays.
     
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    During our Irish vacation a couple years ago, we saw alot of sessions and pro players. A couple young guys were particularly good, one on squeeze box, and the other on some random Asian import acoustic, well beaten. He was heavy and fast on the rhythm with alot of percussive taps and bangs thrown in. He told me it took a while but he finally got it just how he likes it.

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  4. swampyankee

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    I read recently the the hole in Trigger was due to as careless stage hand accidentally dropping a mic stand on it

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  6. Alamo

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    Probably a nephew or some sorta relation of Chuck Norris :twisted:
     
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    His strumming technique must be pretty brisk!
     
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    Is he using a brick as a pick?

    Good gracious. It took Willie Nelson like 40 years to do that to trigger.
     
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    Yep! Sure does.

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    My ex's boyfriend has an ancient Martin hanging on their wall. I keep bugging him to check into getting an estimate for putting a new top on. Currently the top is beat up. Someone at some point had put a tailpiece on it, presumably because the bridge had become unstable. A real shame, because the rest of the guitar is in decent shape.
     
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    Untrimmed titanium fingernails is my first guess.
     
  12. 985plowboy

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    He sure is wasting a lot of energy beating the snot out of his guitar.
    I'm well aware of "Trigger" and I'd never imply that Willie Nelson has bad technique, but I don't understand how that happens in normal wear and tear.
    Unless that's what you're going for.
     
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    The lower side wear I think is from finger nails. Daily, hours of playing for 7 years? It’s believable. I am seeing good wear developing on the lower sound hole of my 5 year old acoustic. Nothing as bad as shown in post 1. But developing. I keep my finger nails well groomed. I’m sure it’s my pick hand pinky nail that has worn thru the finish.
     
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    Thank you for playing.
     
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    Yikes, not much saddle showing...must be ultra low-action?
     
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    It's all in how you play- up/down eighth note strums hitting extra hard. Play like you respect the instrument, and it'll last. Pic is of my 80 year old D18, original finish, and, yes it's worn, but at 80 years old, it has reason to be! _586.JPG
     
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    I wish I had smell-o-vision right now (really...I do...vintage Martins smell good)...

     
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    Thanks- I think!:D
     
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    wasn't Glen Hansard, was it?

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