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Tech: Kieron Means guitar

lefthanded guitar 25 Mar 11 - 03:44 PM
Barbara 25 Mar 11 - 05:37 PM
GUEST,John MacKenzie 25 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM
Abdul The Bul Bul 26 Mar 11 - 04:51 AM
kendall 26 Mar 11 - 07:02 AM
kendall 26 Mar 11 - 07:45 AM
Silas 26 Mar 11 - 07:52 AM
GUEST,John MacKenzie 26 Mar 11 - 09:28 AM
bbc 27 Mar 11 - 08:00 AM
Midchuck 27 Mar 11 - 09:42 AM
Silas 27 Mar 11 - 10:37 AM
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Subject: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 03:44 PM

Oh well, as long as I'm asking information that no one else knows (see above: Do You Know This Song thread) , perhaps I'll try one I may get an answer on.

I recently saw Sara Grey (still singing clear as a bell) and her son, Kieron Means, who plays guitar in a way that makes me remember why I fell in love with the instrument. I am an avowed Martin fan, but the guitar he was playing was as lovely (if not more!!) than any Martin.
I believe he mentioned it was made in Canada, but I forgot the maker. Anyone know? It's one of those rare guitars that has full bass but resonance all across the tonal range. (Of course his exquisite, yet spare and meaningful way of playing may have helped augment the sound.)

Thanks.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Barbara
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 05:37 PM

I don't recall the make, but I have a CD of his, perhaps I can tell from the cover -- but I do recall him saying in a concert that he sort of frailled the guitar (like the banjo picking style) and that he learned it, I think, from Martin Simpson.
Blessings
Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 25 Mar 11 - 06:52 PM

Larrivée I think
Nice guitars.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Abdul The Bul Bul
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 04:51 AM

Yes, it's a Larrivee (can't do the accent) AND I WANT ONE!
Was able once to give him a replacement Jim Dunlop .46 plectrum ( I prefer to call it) as that's my chosen one too.
Al


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: kendall
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:02 AM

I posted to this thread yesterday but it disappeared.
It is a Larrivee and a very nice one too. I've seen half a dozen of them around the folk scene and every one of them has been a really good instrument.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: kendall
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:45 AM

Big Mick plays a Larrivee. Where is he anyway?


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Silas
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 07:52 AM

I think you must be mistaken mate.
There is no finer guitar than a Martin, no matter what they may tell you...


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: GUEST,John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Mar 11 - 09:28 AM

Troll alert !! ;-)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: bbc
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 08:00 AM

I'm not an expert on guitars, but, having seen Kieron & his mom recently in concert in Hyde Park, New York, USA, I can surely agree that he plays it well. The concert was a true pleasure--vocally, instrumentally, & in the blend of personalities between mother & son. Would that all families were that harmonious!

best,

Barbara


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 09:42 AM

There is no finer guitar than a Martin, no matter what they may tell you...

It's true!

Except for Collings, Huss and Dalton, Manuel & Patterson, Mario Proulx, and Nick Apollonio. (Those are only the ones I can personally attest to. You can get testimony from other people as to innumerable others.)

True, it may be fairly argued that there is no finer guitar than a fifty-year-old Martin in good condition. But that's because very few (acoustic flat-top steel-string) guitars as good as the Martins then being built were built fifty years ago, and there's no quick way to duplicate the effect of fifty years of aging and playing on the sound. Comparing new Martins to new guitars by smaller makers is a different matter.

All IMNSHO, of course.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Silas
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:37 AM

Actually Midchuck, I was doing a little gentle Kendall baiting. (But he didn't bite, all credit to him!)


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Silas
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 10:39 AM


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: Raggytash
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 12:50 PM

A question Silas, have you ever played a Larrivee, would that I could afford one, they make wonderful instruments.


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Subject: RE: Tech: Kieron Means guitar
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Mar 11 - 01:04 PM

i have found frailing guitar style[not that i am particularly good at it], easier in dgdgbd, an alternative is to thumb pick, or flatpck a la maybelle carter in dadf#ad, so that the bum ditty is still there but the ty of the bum ditt ty, is played on the first string, so that is rhythimically still the same.look up steve baughman on you tube for learning frailing style on guitar


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