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Author Topic: A bunch of stringed instruments..  (Read 651 times)

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Offline BottleneckJohn

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A bunch of stringed instruments..
« on: February 14, 2013, 11:55:38 AM »
New and old, side by side..
These all appear on my new CD, all but one is in the pic, couldn't fit the last one in the car driving to the photo session, haha!



Great fun to have the variety of tone..  :D
"All Around Man" - Re-release on vinyl LP in April 2015!!
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Offline harriet

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 09:30:26 AM »
Whoa!
Added later: I think its a beautiful collection, thanks for posting!
« Last Edit: February 15, 2013, 02:54:41 PM by harriet »

Offline Mr.OMuck

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 09:45:43 AM »
So is Levin sponsoring your record John? They were known on this side of the Atlantic as Goya guitars and had a small but loyal following in the early days of the Folk revival.
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Offline frailer24

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2013, 12:47:13 AM »
John, you should open a Levin museum!
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Offline BottleneckJohn

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2013, 08:36:36 AM »
Well, there's only one Levin guitar and one mandolin in the pic..??
How come Levin stands out here when there's mostly reso's?  :o

The other 16 are far more interesting I'd say!

Levin stopped their own production back in 1977, after that there's been a lot of not so good guitars bearing the name. I'm not even remotely interested in today's Levin company.
I had a great collection once, but it had to go when my career started rolling in a faster pace and reso's became my main instruments.

Mr.OMuck, the album is released on Opus 3 Records, a really good acoustic label, been around since 1977.
No sponsor needed, got myself a real old school record deal!
Didn't know it happened nowadays!  :D

Right now I'm a proud and happy man for sure, this label has been the "holy grail" for me for a long time..
Check out the album sometime, folks: http://www.bottleneckjohn.com/newcd.htm

I just think it's a great thing to hear all these instruments with an almost unreal acoustic reproduction as on all Opus 3 recordings.  :D
Hopefully some other reso-maniacs like me will dig the CD too..



"All Around Man" - Re-release on vinyl LP in April 2015!!
http://www.bottleneckjohn.com/newcd.htm
BJ

Offline frailer24

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 11:11:53 AM »
Levin will always stand out to me. Had one, best guitar I ever owned, lost it when the house burned. :-(
That's all she wrote Mabel!

Offline BottleneckJohn

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2013, 12:16:47 PM »
Wow, that's great that you liked it so much!
Which model was it, I might have some for sale later on, still got a whole bunch from 1902 - 1966.
"All Around Man" - Re-release on vinyl LP in April 2015!!
http://www.bottleneckjohn.com/newcd.htm
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Offline frailer24

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Re: A bunch of stringed instruments..
« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2013, 02:49:42 PM »
I don't remember the model, it was just a parlor guitar, probably from the 1930's as it was my great grandads. It was a small-body, I do remember that.
That's all she wrote Mabel!

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