Mudcat Café message #3176679 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #138735   Message #3176679
Posted By: Silas
26-Jun-11 - 09:18 AM
Thread Name: Do purists really exist?
Subject: RE: Do purists really exist?
"I would have though a Les Paul would make a far better instrument for accompanying Folk Songs than an acoustic guitar."

Well, two things here - firstly, you are going to need somewhere to plug it in! Jim Morays first ever Bromyard Festival Gig found him in a room without a single power point - not a lot of use to a musician who is renowned for some hi-tec effects! Secondly, many folk guitarists use a percussive style for some of their accompaniment, not altogether easy on an electric guitar. Thirdly, I hate electric guitars, which is all the reason I need of course.