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In this beginner's guide Michael Watts of The North American Guitar talks about the merits of Rosewood and Mahogany from the player's point of view. With a direct comparison of two Froggy Bottom M Deluxe guitars.
The one and only Mr Andy McKee, live in session at The North American Guitar London UK. Andy McKee plays Greenfield guitars. We are the UK exclusive agents for Greenfield guitars.
Our January issue features the one and only David Crosby, who spoke to AG from his sprawling home in California’s Santa Ynez Valley about some of his most prized acoustic guitars. Watch above as the founding member of the Byrds, CSN, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young offers his opinion on which company makes the best acoustic guitars; the first (good) guitar he ever purchased; the “Crosby” tuning (EBDGAD); and his wistful remembrance of the guitar that got away—a 1939 Herringbone he traded for “substances” during his years in the grips of a $1,000-a-day cocaine and heroin addiction. “It’s not a pleasant memory,” Crosby says, in a near whisper. “It’s just one of those things I gotta live with. I’ll regret it for the rest of my life. But there it is—I did it. That’s how it was.” Crosby’s passion for acoustic guitars is deeply felt in this short video, in which he also talks about his first job as a busboy at a coffeehouse in his hometown of Santa Barbara, where he worked for free just for the opportunity to sing harmonies with the paid folksinger. “The only reason I got through high school was the choir,” he says. “Every once in a while we’d get all in tune, and the whole rest of the room would lift up and get magical for a minute. I love that shit! It feels real good.
The North American Guitar's Michael Watts takes you through each step of his personal nail care regime! http://thenorthamericanguitar.com/
Since the arrival of Martin's OM design in 1929 it's fair to say that acoustic guitarists have embraced the idea of a 14-fret neck, perhaps understandably viewing the traditional 12-fret design as limiting. However, from the sonic point of view there is no denying that 12-fret guitars can have very real sonic and ergonomic advantages over their elongated brethren. TNAG's Michael Watts explores further...
Here are Smith and Brewer in our showroom playing their song "Another Shade of Blue" Smith and Brewer have a new album being released this year so keep an eye out for more details. If you would like to hear more from Smith & Brewer please click the link below.
Smith and Brewer: https://smithandbrewer.com