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Thread #36962   Message #514033
Posted By: Rick Fielding
25-Jul-01 - 01:19 AM
Thread Name: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
Subject: RE: Revisionist opinion on the Kingston Trio
Mark I DID catch the "Banjo" Billy reference, but I'm so used to you being as much of a "obscurity nerd" as me, I just EXPECT it from you!!

Good point about the intonation Peter. The neck re-sets I'm not so sure about. I read that the ANGLE itself seemed to change around that period, making the neck re-set almost a dead-certainty in less time than normal.

The books aren't very kind to Frank Martin about his tenure, and it seems that Chris IV is a real "guitar guy". That had to help right off the bat.

We should also mention that Vega sold a lot more long-necks because of Dave Guard than Pete.

Nobody's mentioned (so I will) that the addition of John Stewart changed their music quite a bit....lot more lyrical.