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Old 04-15-2018, 09:22 PM
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I just got back about an hour ago! I really enjoyed the show. I didn't meet John Detrick, but a big shout out for a great production! Also to the Best Western there in Harrisburg for a great venue, and their staff and John's staff for making this happen!

A special thanks to Bob (iim7V7IM7) for hanging out with me and showing me his amazing Sexauer guitar! AGFers, my name recollection can be very bad, but it was great meeting with some of you out there! Hopefully you'll drop by and jog my memory. I can recall names if I see a face, and I should have taken notes...

I wanted to also take time to thank the many luthiers that had taken their time to chat with me! You guys are the best!!!

But first, it was an honor to meet a living legend in jazz, the great Jimmy Bruno!!!
[IMG]20180415_085319 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Not a photograph! Artwork by Peter Maier, done with auto paint!
[IMG]20180415_100416 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Tim McKnight gave me these shades to wear before I held this guitar... possibly to protect my eyes from the reflections on the amazing finish...
[IMG]20180415_101802 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

The beautiful guitar of Tom Doerr:
[IMG]20180415_105344 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

He calls himself Yen, and had two really nice guitars at the show:
[IMG]20180415_105841 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Todd Johnston of Oracle Guitars. One cool dude to hang with, and some awesome guitars. Thanks for the hook-up!
[IMG]20180415_111021 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Amazing jazz guitarist David Gilmore, playing Woddy Phifer's archtop!
[IMG]20180415_111146 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:31 PM
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Ian Kelly, with this amazing guitar!
[IMG]20180415_111511 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Tyler Robbins... one very cool guy and incredible builder!
[IMG]20180415_113221 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

This guy should be a motivational speaker! Benoit LaVoie has so much energy, it's contagious! And his guitars are pretty amazing too!
[IMG]20180415_114142 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

The work of Michel Pellerin... who did NOT have a harp guitar with him this time! But this incredible guitar caught my eye. Another great guy to talk to.
[IMG]20180415_114644 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Yet another legendary player... Stephen Bennett!
[IMG]20180415_120257 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

I love the work of John Osthoff! Thanks for having a beer with me, and hanging out!
[IMG]20180415_121451 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Fred Tellier, showing off his totally cool parlor!
[IMG]20180415_121944 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Hanging out with Rick Hearne and Ben Berdoulay of Hearne Hardwoods... I was able to resist temptation, this time... but that compression curl koa was so sick, I think I'm going to have nightmares about it.
[IMG]20180415_142339 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:39 PM
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Wow, looked like an incredible show and thank you so much for the great pics of the event!

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Old 04-15-2018, 09:43 PM
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Really beginning to feel my wallet shrink...
[IMG]20180415_142426 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

This is a custom baritone of Rick's, made by Michael Millard of Froggy Bottom Guitars:
[IMG]20180415_142500 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

The incredible archtops of Cris Mirabella. Another guy I have to thank for the extended conversation! Some great stories we shared...
[IMG]20180415_143623 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

It's amazing how many great players I got to meet... if they only knew how much I sucked at playing... Tim Farrell, and acoustic/electric builder Bill Mitchell...
[IMG]20180415_143837 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]
For you Dead Heads...
[IMG]20180415_143855 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

An amazing guitar by Emile Gervais... He unfortunately only had one guitar at the show - he got turned away at the border and had to leave two guitars back in Quebec... but what he did have was spectacular!


We're all familiar with the work of Adam Buchwald of Circle Strings. This octave guitar was just sooooo cooool!
[IMG]20180415_153949 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

My man! Michael Kennedy, Indian Hill Guitars, with these impossibly cool f-hole flat tops!
[IMG]20180415_154016 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Some really nice bowed instruments from... Help me here, brain fart...
[IMG]20180415_154528 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 04-15-2018, 09:43 PM
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Thank you for stopping by and trying out my guitars! You are the best!😄
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Old 04-15-2018, 10:00 PM
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John Monteleone. what else can I say? Thanks John for taking some time to talk with me!
[IMG]20180415_154606 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

John Slobod of Circa Guitars... with something traditional, and something modern! Great hanging out with you!
[IMG]20180415_155249 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Hanging out with Michael Greenfield, one of my first guitar-builder "heroes"... Thanks a million Michael!
[IMG]20180414_141029 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

This guy can flat-out PLAY! Ted Ludwig, with Bob's Sexauer guitar! Some incredible Australian blackwood there, and incredible sounding. More so in Ted's hands than mine!
[IMG]20180414_082447 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

The amazing work of James MacDonald!
[IMG]20180414_100942 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

Some great sounds coming from the Sadowsky table...
[IMG]20180415_133906 by Louie Atienza, on Flickr[/IMG]

I'm missing some pics; don't know where they are on my phone, but wanted to mention Sam Guidry, Julian Sublet, Stuart Day, Dave Ryer, Tim Bram, Ken Parker, Bill Comins, Mirko Borgino.... Hope I can find these pics and post them.

A quick shout out to Baker Rorick! Great seeing you, my friend, and looking forward to Woodstock! Also Richard Eyman (Otterhound) for helping me out this weekend...

Hope I didn't completely butcher your names! It really is a special feeling to be there in such a positive atmosphere! Hope I didn't miss anyone there; if I did it was not intentional I promise! Looking forward to my next trip down to Harrisburg!
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Old 04-15-2018, 11:12 PM
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Thanks very much for posting. Really great to see everything.
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Thanks for the great post and all the wonderful photos. Looks like a blast.
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Thank you so much for the very cool pics!
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I posted some more photos in this thread for those that are interested...

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...=495480&page=5
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Great show, nice to meet some forum people and put faces to online friends

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Great stuff, Louie - thanks man.
I had a thought about going at the last minute but it wasn't really practical.
Your photos gave a nice feel for the show.
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Thanks for sharing, nice pics...!
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Thanks for posting the terrific pictures Louie. Much appreciated.
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Thanks for posting some of your story and pics from the show. As always my friend, it was great to hang out with you.
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