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Jeep man Making a Blues Guitar (8) Making a Blues Guitar 09 Mar 04


Your folks can help me a lot with my latest project. I want to play more blues with optional slide,etc.

I would like to fashion this from some old used axe.(I cant't buy another new Martin). My thinking is an old Jumbo Gibson, Taylor,
Wasburn, Stella or a good old Kay.

This instrument will be more or less permantely tuned in "D" or "G" and be mainly finger picked. Maybe raise the strings a tad, install a good pickup and let her fly.

I don't expect it to sound new and wonderful. Old blues songs are not sung and picked for that. Some of the best old blues I have ever heard was played on an old box that could have laid out in the rain and mud before it was salvaged.

Need Ideas, Jim


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