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The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

The Reading Room

Writing about writing about music.

Henry writes about music and music books for ND, The Bluegrass Situation, Country Standard Time, Publishers Weekly, and more.

Searching for a Perfectly Good Guitar

This is so true...I have this blonde Guild acoustic guitar, a G-37...cost me almost $500.00 off the rack when I was in college and had very little money in 1975...I saved for almost a year to get it, and borrowed the last 50 bucks from my dad because I went up to the store where they had it and saw some guy playing it who was quite good, and looked like he loved it and wanted it...he put it back on the rack and I hit dad up for the rest of the money and bought it later that day...still my favorite guitar...sounds fantastic, and I really had to work to get it...the older they get, the better they sound...that one has a spirit all it's own...

Well not everyone cringed....Jimi not only smashed, he also burned his guitar. And check out the cover of London Calling.