I Need To Do This More Often

richardp69

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So, I've mentioned a few times that I've commissioned quite a few Custom Built acoustics from a Builder in North Carolina named Richie Crowder.. He does really fine work. Igot an email from him recently that said he and his family have contracted Covid so that's put him out of commission for a bit. I hope he recovers fully and returns to good health.

I saw that a Music Store in Indiana called Billy O's Dynamite Music had a used Richie Crowder guitar they were selling. It's a beautiful Sinker Mahogany piece and I'll post some pics when I get it. I have another of Richie's on hand now. It is a D 18 type Dread with shaded top and it sounds superb. I've posted pics of that before.

The new Crowder guitar caused me to have to rearrange my guitar room a bit and while doing so, I pulled out a few guitars to play, some of which I hadn't played in quite a while. I played my Crowder Mahogany D18, a guitar made by a Wisconsin Luthier made out of ancient Kairi wood, a Martin D 18 Custom Shop I recently posted about and a Martin D 35 I just received in trade yestrday from a friend and fellow LTGer for a beautiful Martin 000 Custom shop that I wasn't playing much.

Then I spotted myHank Williams Jr. G-45 so I pulled that out. I'd forgotten what a big, rich sound that guitar has. It has the beautiful Maple tiger striped neck and headstock, the arched, nicely figured Maple back, Spruce top etc. I was thinking at one time of selling but now I'd have to say why??? It's one of the nicer Guild Maple guitars that I own.

So, although I berate myself for being so out of control when it comes to guitars, it's days like this that make me feel happy and thankful that I am.

Like I said, I'll post pics of the Crowder Sinker Mahogany when I receive it. The pics look pretty spectacular.

That's all folks.
 

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It's a real first world problem to have Richard! Hey, let me know when you're ready to unload some of them (and no, you can't trade them for my girl). :ROFLMAO:
 

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There are so many times I've wanted to sell my F-412, D-25 Cherry, Songbird, etc and get down to a few special ones.

Well, I pull 'em out, polish 'em up and then play....then I realize why they are still here!
 

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So, although I berate myself for being so out of control when it comes to guitars, it's days like this that make me feel happy and thankful that I am.

Nope. That's wrong and and you shouldn't do it. I (and possibly others) live a wonderful life vicariously through you. And I continued to be astonished by your excellent taste in guitars. A true connoisseur.
 

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Everyone has their own comfort zone when it comes to cost and quantity. I find that for me that is three primary players and four niche instruments. I just dont have a lot invested in my two parlors and my Gold tone dobro. Under three hundred dollar guitars don't count. So in my mind, three dreads and then my Martin 00 15. I guess that is four. I really play three 95% of the time, so any more and guitars would not be played, which is why I sold my M 36 I'd had for 25 years. It was just an unused guitar, and I had a friend who wanted to buy it two days after I did.

Maybe ,probably taking up mandolin seven years ago changed things. I have four.
 

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Yeah Stu... I'm right there with you.. I have literally had dreams of opening guitar cases and re-discovering guitars that I had forgotten about or hadn't played in a long time.. I wish I was joking. That's when you know you've arrived..
 

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Nope. That's wrong and and you shouldn't do it. I (and possibly others) live a wonderful life vicariously through you. And I continued to be astonished by your excellent taste in guitars. A true connoisseur.
Fully agreed.
 

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Yeah Stu... I'm right there with you.. I have literally had dreams of opening guitar cases and re-discovering guitars that I had forgotten about or hadn't played in a long time.. I wish I was joking. That's when you know you've arrived..
Even with my mind, I can recall six.
 

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I don’t have nearly as many guitars as you but I was inspired to get my Waterloo WL-K out tonight. Haven’t played it since I got my GF30 so it was nice to rediscover what a sweet little axe it is.
 
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