Sunday, March 2, 2008
New old gear, sings to my ears.
So after the last run of shows I got some killer deals on a couple pieces of gear. I have been looking for an old Guild acoustic for some time now (ever since I used one on "Lay Down My Guns") and after searching I found a sweet 1974 Guild D-25 (thanks to Ethan for the Craigslist tip and to Matt for picking it up for me). Its very beat up, but might just be the best sounding acoustic I've ever played.
The other cool thing I got is a 1949 Gibson BR-9 lap steel. I borrowed one for the new record ("Black Coal" solo and "Half our Lives"), and have been looking to buy one since. I sounds great. I had to replace the tuning keys, but other than that its ready to rock.
We start rehearsals this week for the Third Day tour. Its gonna be sweet! Hope to see some of you out there.