Mudcat Café message #63183 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #9606   Message #63183
Posted By: Rick Fielding
15-Mar-99 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: INFO/Opinions:Taylor,Larivee,Collings,et al.
Subject: RE: INFO/Opinions:Taylor,Larivee,Collings,et al.
One of the nicest guitars I've ever played is a Martin Classical owned by Caroline Paton. (New England's reigning folk Godess) Martin have made classicals for 150 years and I don't think ONE serious "Segovia type" has ever owned one...but folk balladeers...that's another story. Reason is they're so un-classical! Narrow rounded necks..hence perfect for "Froggy..." type songs but not Tarrega pieces. Caroline's was owned by Hally Wood, a Texas ballad singer, who was THERE at the beginning of the New York folk revival, and when I would wander Folk-Legacy's cavernous halls at 3am quietly strumming it I would soak up it's history, knowing that Woody himself had undoubtedly carressed it a few times.