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Monteleone LaCorsa build set to music

Discussion in 'Twanger Central' started by hmemerson, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. hmemerson

    hmemerson Tele-Meister Vendor Member

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    Here's my very amateurish first attempt at using iMovie for a photo montage with musical backing. The guitar was built for me by John Monteleone this past spring (while I was sick with Covid19), and I brought it into the studio a week after completion to record my composition, Loki's Lament. I hope you enjoy it!



    Howard Emerson
     
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    First and foremost....Beautiful music.

    John Monteleone is a true master and you are indeed fortunate to have one of his instruments.

    I played a Monteleone 000 style at Rudy Pensa's shop in Manhattan in 2018. The best flattop I have ever played.
     
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    Very nice playing and tone and the vid looks cool too.
     
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    Chez,
    John has made very, very few 000 sized guitars. Was it, by any chance, this one?

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    Sorry Howard I took no photos. I seem to recall that the guitar was reasonably plain with little ornamentation but I could be wrong.

    What is the backstory of the guitar in your photos?

    Cheers Gerry
     
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    Nice one sir.
     
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    That was my guitar. I had John build it in 1976 when I had no clue what I really wanted. It was #005, and I eventually sold it to a good friend, who then sold it to Lark Street Music in NJ. I soon realized that I preferred mahogany or maple back & sides, among other things. It's a good thing there was no internet to put it up to committee for a vote.

    The best mistakes are the ones you make yourself.

    Live, learn.

    Regards,
    Howard
     
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    Wherever it is now Howard I am sure it is being enjoyed.

    Gerry
     
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