More guitar goodies - this time acoustics - from my last trip to Long & McQuade on Bloor Street in Toronto:
Dear C.F. Martin & Co. You tend to make spartan-ly decorated guitars with conservative, understated adornments. So when you do go whole hog on the ornamentation the result is simply STUNNING. This OM is a case in point - that pure white binding is so beautiful! Or as we say in the guitar business “so F*CKING BEAUTIFUL”!
headstock on a used Larrivée L-09. The price was nice too at only $1550.
Australians make some fantastic wines. (see below…)
Simon & Patrick. This is a budget line of acoustic guitars made by Godin (of Quebec, Canada). Apparently Simon and Patrick are M. Godin’s sons!
I’m a huge fan of Fender…but their electrics only…I don’t really know much about acoustics and I know even less about Fender acoustics! That being said, check out this Sonoran in Surf Green (or “seafoam” maybe?)
Same as above…but I just love the size of this model!
Lovely Martin Jeff Tweedy signature.
Nothing like copious amounts of water after a bottle or two of Aussie wine! :D
Godin 5th Ave. I really should learn more about Godin. What with them being Canadian and all, I should be more familiar with their models than I am!
"A lot of people in this country pooh-pooh Australian table wines. This is a pity as many fine Australian wines appeal not only to the Australian palate but also to the cognoscenti of Great Britain."