John Cage? Anton Webern? Acoustic Archtop Guitar?

Here's an attempt to play music not usually, or at all, associated with the archtop guitar. The composer is Reginald Smith Brindle (1917-2003), who not only wrote some beautiful, if challenging music, but also wrote some of the finest books on 20th-century classical composition. Here Brindle borrows a tone row of the serialist composer, Anton… Continue reading John Cage? Anton Webern? Acoustic Archtop Guitar?

Choosing The Right Acoustic Archtop Guitar

In retrospect, it took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out the differences between archtop guitars. They all looked cool, and in the right hands sounded cool too. I bought a number of guitars over the years, eventually selling them for others, but slowly I discovered what made some guitars the right guitars for… Continue reading Choosing The Right Acoustic Archtop Guitar