The Acoustic Guitar Forum

The Acoustic Guitar Forum (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/index.php)
-   General Acoustic Guitar Discussion (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=24)
-   -   Colter Wall's guitar? (https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=554112)

hat 08-07-2019 08:56 AM

Colter Wall's guitar?
 
What's Colter playing in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSYkikkitS0

hayvis 08-07-2019 08:59 AM

A guitar with terrible fret buzz?

Goodallboy 08-07-2019 09:02 AM

Or is it Kyser capo buzz?

UncleJesse 08-07-2019 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hayvis (Post 6131962)
A guitar with terrible fret buzz?

LOL, exactly what I thought. Maybe it's just bad capo placement?

parlorpower82 08-07-2019 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat (Post 6131961)
What's Colter playing in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSYkikkitS0

Not sure. But it sounds like it's made from cardboard and spaghetti noodles.

Also it sounds like he's trying to imitate someone from the past. Not sure who. Pass.

jaymarsch 08-07-2019 09:16 AM

I have no clue but it has a Gibson J-185 vibe about it. It almost looks like a cross between a Gibson and a Martin. That raggy, buzzy tone is something that really works with his voice and vibe in my opinion.

Best,
Jayne

Howard Emerson 08-07-2019 09:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat (Post 6131961)
What's Colter playing in this video?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSYkikkitS0

It’s brilliantly done, and he worked hard to get that particular ‘sitar’ sound.

It thoroughly fits the ambiance and aura the song is going for.

He may have something squashed underneath the capo pad that helps achieve the effect.

Thanks for turning me onto his music!

Regards,
Howard Emerson

Denny B 08-07-2019 09:26 AM

The first time I heard this guy, I couldn't quite grasp what he was doing, vocally ,musically, and even the guitar...

After a few listens to some of his stuff, I think I appreciate his songs, voice and guitar for the same reasons I like guys like Tom Waits...

Not everybody's cup of tea, but I think he's a talented one of a kind in a landscape littered with clones...

hat 08-07-2019 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard Emerson (Post 6131984)
It’s brilliantly done, and he worked hard to get that particular ‘sitar’ sound.

It thoroughly fits the ambiance and aura the song is going for.

He may have something squashed underneath the capo pad that helps achieve the effect.

Thanks for turning me onto his music!

Regards,
Howard Emerson

Howard, if you like this, you need to listen to Tyler Childers also.

parlorpower82 08-07-2019 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hat (Post 6131991)
Howard, if you like this, you need to listen to Tyler Childers also.

Not even sure why people compare the two. Tyler has an excellent voice and his guitar doesn't sound like a cigar box.

Plus his sound is more americana/folk/bluegrass. And it's authentic because he's from Kentucky.

This Colter guy is canadian and tries to pull off the Texas vibe. Idk just seems really fake.

hayvis 08-07-2019 09:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard Emerson (Post 6131984)
It’s brilliantly done, and he worked hard to get that particular ‘sitar’ sound.

It thoroughly fits the ambiance and aura the song is going for.

He may have something squashed underneath the capo pad that helps achieve the effect.

Thanks for turning me onto his music!

Regards,
Howard Emerson

I have no problem with the sound. Not particularly to my taste but if it works for him then that's fine.

I wouldn't say you had to work hard to get a guitar there though... I have a 70s Gibson that does it where the nut slots are worn out, and the frets are pitted.

hat 08-07-2019 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard Emerson (Post 6131995)
It’s brilliantly done, and he worked hard to get that particular ‘sitar’ sound.

It thoroughly fits the ambiance and aura the song is going for.

He may have something squashed underneath the capo pad that helps achieve the effect.

Thanks for turning me onto his music!

Regards,
Howard Emerson

Here's another link for you Howard...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddrO3EkQrpY

jaymarsch 08-07-2019 09:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parlorpower82 (Post 6131996)
This Colter guy is canadian and tries to pull off the Texas vibe. Idk just seems really fake.

He is clearly drawing from different influences but he seems pretty authentic to me. I hear it as a kind of outlaw vibe that doesn't really belong to any specific region. But I do know what you mean when someone just takes on an accent, it can be off-putting. But, embodying a presence is something different. Like Gillian Welch - when I first heard her, I thought that she was born and raised in Appalachia, but I later found out that she was from Southern California (I think). But she embodies a whole culture in her music and is committed to the expression of that so there is an honoring that happens that transcends any falseness. IMHO.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Howard Emerson (Post 6131995)
It’s brilliantly done, and he worked hard to get that particular ‘sitar’ sound. It thoroughly fits the ambiance and aura the song is going for. Regards,Howard Emerson

Yes, I found his vibe really engaging and to me it seems that he's worked to find what he wants to do with both the guitar and the vocal.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Denny B (Post 6131990)
Not everybody's cup of tea, but I think he's a talented one of a kind in a landscape littered with clones...

That is what I really responded to. He captured my attention with his voice but kept me there because of a presence that he has committed to, if that makes sense.

I apologize for derailing the thread - I am still happy to discover what the guitar is. :)

Best,
Jayne

hat 08-07-2019 09:57 AM

Absolutely no need to apologize Jayne. I appreciate your comments. It's a good thing when people are able to 'think outside of the box'! and, yea - what is that guitar???

Jschlueter 08-07-2019 09:58 AM

I think this is the website for the brand http://vintageguitarsus.com/

I agree with Howard and think the sound of the guitar fits his voice. Also, in interviews some of his favorite music is old blues and he loves that sound so fret buzz makes sense in light of that.

I really enjoy his music and think his song "The Devil Wears a Suit and Tie" is one of my favorites of his!

As to being Canadian, I do not see how that has any bearing on what type of music you should or should not sing?


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, The Acoustic Guitar Forum

vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=