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Old 07-26-2022, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Howard Emerson View Post
Hi all,
Recently I had the distinct pleasure of playing John Monteleone's Rocket Convertible, the 18" archtop he made for Scott Chinery's Blue Guitar Collection way back. Many thanks to Paul Asbell for suggesting me to Ty Danco of the #blueguitars & #archtopfoundation!

Big thanks to Michael Watts for shooting the video! It was a great pleasure to finally meet you after all these years!

Howard Emerson
Beautiful playing, Howard, and I love that guitar, Thanks!
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Old 03-19-2023, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Richard Mott View Post
Howard, the Blue Centura would be magnificent to hear so please let us know if/when you get to play it. The only Centura I’ve played, one of the last D’Aquisto built, was wonderfully open and airy sounding. One of my favorite records is the “Four Seasons” John Monteleone commissioned from the great Anthony Wilson, where all four guitars are played together and separately by four master players—so ear-opening to hear their different voices. Maybe Ty could get someone of Anthony’s or Julian Lage’s stature to make a recording showcasing each of the Blue Guitars. That would be an irreplaceable record of their voices.
You can find around 100 or so recordings on YouTube looking up the Archtop Foundation's channel, which you can find by simply typing "TheBlueGuitar". Or go the overall website,, to sort by luthier or by the performer.
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Old 03-20-2023, 07:27 AM
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Wonderful performance and sound!
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Old 03-21-2023, 09:10 PM
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Wow, just wow. Really enjoyed your performance Mr. Emerson. Thanks for sharing.
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