The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22840 Message #2372618
Posted By: Willie-O
23-Jun-08 - 01:47 PM
Thread Name: Rick's Old Lowden Rocks
Subject: RE: Rick's Old Lowden Rocks
Just went through this old thread cause I saw there were recent postings. Interesting how it has taken on a life of its own. Caused mostly by searches for "Flambeau guitar".
I'm kind of reticent to report that the guitar in question hasn't gotten much use the past few years. I've been playing mandolin mostly with my band The Skirmish, just added a new Trinity College Octave Mando to the family, and when I have a 6-string part I find the little Martin is all the guitar I need in the band. (doesn't have the bass or volume of the Flambeau, but nowadays they got electronic amplification that can get any sound you want out of any guitar...and a little guitar is a lot easier to work with in that regard).
So I'm toying with the idea that the Flambeau de Rick may be wanting a new home. I know he wanted it to be played. It is a great guitar. I haven't really fallen out of love with it...I just don't use it.
Dear Ann Landers, what's a GAS/MAS/WAS sufferer to do?
(Guitar Acquisition Syndrome/Mandolin A. S./Whistle A. S.)