Friday, November 25, 2011

Mariano Rodriguez - Rest Valley

Beautiful new guitar compositions by Argentina based guitarist Mariano Rodriguez

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

1990 Sobell Model 1 Butterfly





















This is the 1990 Sobell Model 1 Butterfly that inspired me to start building guitars. This guitar was owned by Martin Simpson and used on his 1991 album 'When I Was On Horseback'. I owned this guitar (2006 - 2007) and recorded with it on Arborea's first album 'Wayfaring Summer' (used on the title track) and you can also hear it on the instrumental 'Plains of Macedonia' on Arborea's 2008 S/T album. This guitar has a long scale length at 26.5, beautiful sparkle to the trebles and had strong solid bass. The guitar has a great fundamental and lush overtones.

Plains of Macedonia by Arborea

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Acoustic Guitar Magazine Sobell 'Great Acoustics' Article




The 'Great Acoustics' article I wrote about Martin Simpson's 1992 Sobell Model 1 Sicilian for the March 2006 edition of Acoustic Guitar Magazine

Courtesy of Acoustic Guitar http://www.acguitar.com/