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Originally posted by Frank Silbermann:
Hmmm. Maybe I should get around to visiting the Gibson guitar factory here in town (Memphis).

Of course, guitar music is passe' now; the new generation is into accordians.



Guitars aren't passe', but accordions are making a comeback. I plan on seeing them this March in Baltimore if all goes as planned.
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:


Guitars aren't passe', but accordions are making a comeback. I plan on seeing them this March in Baltimore if all goes as planned.

Wow! Pretty good music for such scary-looking musicians (though the fiddler looked really sweet).

It sounded very political, though I didn't listen carefully enough to tell whether it was communist, national socialist, or libertarian.
[ January 23, 2008: Message edited by: Frank Silbermann ]
 
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Seriously...

Garth Hudson (of The Band fame) plays some haunting accordian on his recent solo album, The Sea to the North.

There are some short mp3 samples at Garth Hudson - Recordings Page (The Sea to the North). Check out the title track!
 
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Drove by my favorite 'used' guitar store today, Southworth in Bethesda MD and they are gone.

Guess the market for 1958 Strats and 1961 Les Pauls has dried up.

They've still got a website, but no more walking store to fuel dreams.

They had an interesting collection of old Fender and Vox tube amps to go with the guitars. There is a lot more that can go wrong with an ancient amp than a guitar.
 
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Originally posted by Pat Farrell:
Drove by my favorite 'used' guitar store today, Southworth in Bethesda MD and they are gone...


Yeah, that's a disappointing trend. The high-end vintage transactions are mostly online now. I guess when you're trying to connect a $50,000 guitar with a buyer, the local foot traffic isn't very promising. And trying to stay in business with reasonably priced instruments is almost impossible with discount warehouses and auctions online, and chains like Guitar Center claiming all the foot traffic.

I really miss the days when you could go to several guitar stores looking for an instrument with the right feel, or trying out different amps and effects -- not just the high-volume lines. Willie's Guitars is still close to me, but it's obvious that they don't care much about walk-in traffic anymore.
 
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I really miss the days when you could go to several guitar stores looking for an instrument with the right feel, or trying out different amps and effects

... unless some local rockstar was also in the shop, and you were to shy to try
 
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