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April News

Hello everyone, I’ve been hard at work. Teaching guitar. I’ve also had a lot going on the website fiverr as well. It’s a site that people can pay $5 for services. I sing happy birthday, record overdubs, and voice overs.  It’s fun and I can do the work in between all of my one on one students that I teach.

I added a few places to my map this month! Exciting that I now have a student in Switzerland and Dubai. Teaching using skype really works. So if you’re interested, visit my informational page about Skype Lessons.

I’ve also worked at Guitar Gallery and played some very nice guitars recently! It’s a real treat to get to play and record these fine guitars. I would need to have plenty of disposable investment income (or very wealthy friends willing to just buy me guitars)  to be able to lay down some of the bucks for some of these guitars, but I do at least get to check them out one on one, before even the new owner gets to.

Here’s a very nice Kevin Ryan guitar. You’ve probably never seen sound ports like this before on a guitar. This one was certainly rich of natural reverby sound and warm cedar overtones. Lovely piece.


I was also very impressed with this gentleman’s guitar and craftiness! Stephen Strahm has become a new guitar building friend of mine along with Mr. Cory Batson, Ryan Gerber, Bruce Petros and more…

This one had a really fancy Indian Rosewood, which looked much like brazillian rosewood to me. There is another Strahm for sale at the guitar gallery that has honduran mahogany and it is beautiful sounding as well.  See it by clicking here. Strahm


Also excited I get to meet some of these builders one on one at the Memphis Guitar festival.  I’ll certainly have a great time at that event.  All guitars, all weekend! Should be a riot for me! Maybe recruit some new students and help sell a few guitars for my new friends. Who knows?!?!??!?!

Alright I hope you had a great day and enjoyed reading my little update for you guitar friends of mine.

Don’t forget to listen to me on Pandora, buy a fiverr, take some lessons, buy some tabs, and if your a wealthy friend interested in buying me a guitar 😉 email me. guitarlancer@hotmail.com

Simpson Guitar, Froggy Bottom Guitar, Julius Borges Guitar, and Beneteau Guitars

Hi there again! I haven’t wrote in a while, but things have been a little slow because of the holidays and family and what not. Friday I made another trip out to the Guitar Gallery in Nashville. It sure is always a treat to go there and get to touch, smell, play, and hear some of the worlds finest guitars, handmade by talented luthiers.

This time I played a wonderful Froggy Bottom guitar. Every Froggy Bottom has impressed me thus far. If someone were to ever give me one, I would gladly accept. They’re not affordable by my means, but very nice and tonally balanced and exquisite.

This was a parlor guitar and had one of the most beautiful figured Koa back and sides I’ve seen.

Here’s a picture… Don’t drool on your computer please.

This is for sale at Guitar Gallery

Click here to check it out.

High End Acoustic Guitars


I also played a very nice Simpson Guitar with CocoBolo and Cedar with a Bevel on the armrest. This guitar was perfect for finger style and had a great balance and voice.

 One guitar that completely stuck out and blew me away was this Julius Borges OM18

I mean OMG, it had such a great tone. I’ve never heard of this builder until now, so now I’m interested in seeing what else he builds. It had sinker mahogany which is a mahogany wood that has been underwater for a number of years and then dried and used in instrument building.

Superlative tone and bass response for an OM type guitar. This one was awesome!

If you are reading this looking for one for sale, they’re hard to come by and highly sought after, would you buy me one too? We’ll be friends for life. :)I could totally find much inspiration on an instrument such as Julius Borges.

I also got to play a very nice Benateau. 

I was decked out in Brazilian Rosewood. Back and Sides, fretboard, bridge, and veneer on the headstock. It was a stunning looking guitar. Sounded great too.