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Thread #143253 Message #3305699
Posted By: GloriaJ
10-Feb-12 - 08:04 PM
Thread Name: How out of tune was Don McLean's guitar?
Subject: RE: How out of tune was Don McLean's guitar?
I've just watched the Folk Awards evening using the red button - I heard bits of it while going to a club on wednesday so I hear MacLean's set - theyve cut out that first song, I noticed. His second one was ok.On live radio his guitar sound was dreadful too though - that harsh piezo-type sound associated with cheap Ovation copies.But I knew he would have a good guitar - and as expected it was a Martin D28 I think.So they didnt do him any favours there either.Looking at him play I was a little surprised to see how rudimentary his technique is, but they could have at least given him a nice acoustic sound.I find his music too saccharine for me, but nevertheless in a way he deserves his award.