Weary Blues -Store bought guitar - Cover of a Hank Williams Tune

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Comment by Uncle John on June 25, 2021 at 9:27am

Doug and Andries, the Martin and I thank you!  

Comment by A.D.EKER on June 25, 2021 at 6:57am

learn on 3-4, Play on 6, your right sounds way better !! i thought you was playing whit someone together on a hammond organ ,verry booming that tuning UJ ! nice ,you sounded wonderfull! 

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on June 24, 2021 at 9:40pm

Your guitar playing is sounding pretty smooth Uncle John! The guitar tone is rich and blends nicely with your vocals. Well done!!!

Comment by AGP # on June 24, 2021 at 4:55pm

Aha!, I do remember seeing the "The Canada Goose" before, it's the angle that confused this "Australian Goose"  ;-D

Comment by Uncle John on June 24, 2021 at 11:57am

Thanks, Ross.  Will take a look at your song.  Factory was Mexico's Martin factory where their X series is made.    High pressure laminate sides, back and neck.   Solid spruce top.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on June 24, 2021 at 10:25am

Sounding Good John, I feel I should troll you for the factory but I just posted one and it's Mr. Hank. Put it back back in its case and grab a real git. 

Comment by Uncle John on June 24, 2021 at 8:06am

Thanks, Roy.   It was fun doing it- I've had a nasty summer cold and this was the first time I could sing in two weeks.  Got our Covid and Rabies shots, quit wearing masks and got sick!

Comment by Road Rash Roy on June 24, 2021 at 7:51am

Love it! 

Comment by Uncle John on June 24, 2021 at 7:49am

Thanks, for the kind words, Rope, Alan, Rick and Kale.  I really believe cbg, mando, etc., playing somehow improve six string playing too.   It all works together.   

Rope, I have made wrecked old guitars into shelves in the same manner as the guitar case (behind me) in the video.  I left one at our old house and the musician friend who bought it and lives there tells me he gets good comments on it.  

Allan, between the shelf and the reso four to the right is a Canada good made of old barn boards and above it, a round mirror and home made frame.

Thanks, Rick.  The guitar seemed a bit loud- if I had it to do over again, maybe I would not have used a pick.  That Martin X series with sold spruce top is really nice to play and listen too.

Thanks, Kale.  Like I just told Rick, I really like that six.   Although, I will likely always be better on four.  That 'tuning' or voicing is worth a try- a capo drop D.   Capo the 5 smaller strings at the second fret- leave the big E un-capoed.   Play in D and strum all six strings when you play the D chord (and the G).  Big full sound.   

Comment by Poorness Studios on June 24, 2021 at 1:03am

It just looks funny to see you playing that big ol' 6 string John. I always associate you with CBG. It sure does sound good though. That acoustic marries really nice with your harpin'.

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