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by Jon G
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:52 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Just flying the flag...
Replies: 5
Views: 6331

Yeah - I started off with one thumb and finger, but then found you could do bigger chords using another finger. Never got to more than that because I needed the last two to stop me hand falling off the scratchplate. I got that guitar off some bloke in Fulham. Then I noticed it had two of those stick...
by Jon G
Thu Jun 10, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: Just flying the flag...
Replies: 5
Views: 6331

Nice to see somebody else on that thread flying another flag for Rev Gary Davis - the first acoustic guitarist I wanted to emulate. Poles apart from Gordon in style, but what technique, and what emotion! I was studying in Cambridge when he came to the Cambridge Folk Festival shortly before he died, ...
by Jon G
Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: The short life of strings
Replies: 6
Views: 8416

Talking of strings, like guitars we're spoiled for choice nowadays. I don't know if anyone remembers when bronze strings became available, but when I got my first steel-string in 1970 (Ariana acoustic, used, £15 - still gig with it and great for recording) Harry Anderton in Guildford just sold me Bl...
by Jon G
Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Guitar Anoraks Forum
Topic: Article on the new GG signature guitar...
Replies: 5
Views: 6721

I'm amazed how they can produce a signature model that cheap - assuming it lives up to prototype expectations, of course. I reckon that's about the equivalent price of a Yammy FG180 back in the 70s, and that was head and shoulders above the Ekos, Hofners and other acoustics in that price range. I ec...
by Jon G
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Gordon's Music
Topic: When / where did you first see Gordon play?
Replies: 107
Views: 150178

The Astor Record Bar, Guildford, 1969. Sampling "The Contemporary Guitar Sampler" (well, it was 19/6d so one had to be sure it was good). Started with Ralph McTell piece - nice, might be able to play that one day. The Bert Jansch "The Gardener" - Wow! Won't be likely to play that...

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