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Old 07-11-2010, 02:15 PM
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Talking Pics and Vids from Montreal Guitar Show 2010 Somogyi/Kostal/Greenfield content

So, I’m back in the UK, still slightly jet-lagged after a long trip home. This year’s Montreal Guitar Show has been an absolutely fantastic experience on so many levels and in this “report” I’ll attempt to share with you some of the sights and sounds that I experienced over the weekend.

Sunrise on Day 1



Playing the new "Andamento" modified dreadnought by Ervin Somogyi



Enjoying a Modified Dreadnought (Madrose/Italian) by Jason Kostal






Checking out the new Greenfield G1 DADGAD model at Mike's shop (Malaysian blackwood/lutz) built for Tony McManus



At Mike Greenfield's shop with Ervin Somogyi and Jason Kostal checking out Andy Mckee's new harp guitar



for more info on this rare beast go to http://www.greenfieldguitars.com/gre...ction=66&par=g

Lammy and programme for show



Programme for Day 1



With Brent McElroy and his good lady, I really enjoyed playing his "neoteric" model



The back of the new "Andamento" modified dreadnought by Ervin Somogyi in flamed maple.



And finally, here's a video of me warming up for the Somogyi mini-concert the following day. I'm playing the new Andamento pictured above which is a truly astonishing guitar http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju96BHsY5EI

More tomorrow...
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Old 07-11-2010, 02:36 PM
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Great stuff Michael, looks like you had a great time!!
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Old 07-11-2010, 03:03 PM
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Oh yes indeed! There'll be more pics/vids and a bit of text too at some point tomorrow.
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Michael,
Thanks for your post. Great playing.
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Really great playing. It is on par with the quality of guitar you were playing!
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Awesome pics! Did you get to see Ciluzzi or Dobson play?
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Hi Michael…

Nice pics. . . thanks for the song too...it is wonderful...

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Ah shoot, wish I could see that harp guitar up close!
Nice playing!
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OK, here's some more pics of days one and two, first of all though I'd like to thank you guys for the positive feedback, especially you Larry, that means a lot. Fingerstylist, I didn't get the chance to check out that many of the mini-concerts while I was there I'm afraid but I loved what I did see, the standard of playing and building this year was exceptional! Cue Zephyr, Andy's new harp guitar is a masterpiece and it was wonderful to hear it in action when Andy played a show as part of the festival. So, here's some more pics...

With Jeremy Jenkins of Austin Texas I really enjoyed playing his guitars this year.



Me and Jeff Traugott I FINALLY got to play some of his guitars!!



With the wonderful George Lowden he'd brought 2 guitars he'd built personally that were lovely



The line-up for day 2



With the AMAZING Charlie Hunter he was here to pick up his new guitar from Jeff Traugott. It's jaw-droppingly good!! He also played mini-concerts for Jeff and Ken Parker



Putting a Somogyi flamenco guitar through its paces



in part 3 I'll write in-depth about some of the incredible guitars that blew my mind at this year's fantastic show...
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Great pics and Video, Michael.

The new andamento is again jaw-dropping, but I cannot understand how Ervin can let a beginner play it

Great playing!
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You are a very happy camper!! I will admit the Somogyi aesthetic is one I don't share, though the flemenco is very nice!
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in part 3 I'll write in-depth about some of the incredible guitars that blew my mind at this year's fantastic show...
Michael - this is porn or the very highest order!

Gasping for part 3: It's rare that someone has been able to play such a smorgasbord of high-end guitars (especially from the UK) so those of us back home are waiting to hear what you say about them; the Kostal guitar sounded pretty great on your u-tube clip...no doubt helped by your stellar playing.

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Excellent stuff Michael. That Greenfield looks quite small in comparison to the Modified Dreadnoughts; is that just camera perspective?. Tell us about Jason Kostal, his work looks top drawer, how does it sound?
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Amazing! Thanks for posting.. what an amazing level of talented builders in one room.. wow!
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I sat in on several of your mini concerts while attending the montreal show. Needless to say, you are a very gifted and blessed individual. Keep up the good work man!
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