I stopped by George’s sign shop to play some tunes and putz around. Top time!
I took my dreadnaught out for a little sun and fresh air. She’s aging well–turned 29 this month.
I installed a Fishman Preamp/Pickup in this one. It was the only Non Electric/Acoustic in the house. I bought this 1981 SJ 180 for a song. It’s a student guitar and all laminate, but plays well, good intonation, and the pickup addition renders her seaworthy. Final cost? $75.95 for the axe and pickup combined.
I hope everyone out there is doing well. Given the current COVID situation, I have cut back on my appearances for March. Hopefully I will soon be vaccinated, but no luck so far.
Today we played at Hopewell Valley Vineyards, away from the customers, on a stage. Be safe!– Bill
Our son Thomas asked for a classical guitar. I found this 40-year-old well-kept one up in Edison and purchased it for him.
Lent has arrived. Time for everyone’s favorite treat.
The COVID slowdown continues. Hopefully by early summer we’ll be back to normalcy. We have booked a few gigs, including St. Patrick’s Day at O’Connor’s and a series of short sets in the chapel at Historic Allaire Village.
I decided to revamp an old KAY mandolin from the early 1950s which was sitting idly about the house. Here it is after the clean up and then after a restringing. I’m learning a few tunes on the fellow. So far it’s:
Star of the County Down
Dawning of the Day
I Tell Me Ma
Boys of Bluehill
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Love Will You Marry Me
The Minsrtel Boy
She Moved Through the Fair