The Baritone 8 string by Taylor is a totally unique guitar. It features a 27 inch scale length allowing it to be tuned to B - B which is a 4th lower than a normal guitar and occupies the frequency range in the middle between a guitar and bass. What is special about this guitar is that the 3rd and 4th strings are doubled up with two extra strings tuned an octave higher giving this low and mysterious instrument a 12 string feel.
John Full Bright - “Satan and St. Paul”
Pearl Jam performing Bob Dylan’s “Masters of war” live on the Letterman show.
Happy St Patricks Day
Thin Lizzy - Whisky in the Jar
Davy Graham - “She Moved Through The Fair”
Sam Green & The Midnight Heist - “Highway One”
Guitar Albums That Made a Difference…
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III (1970)
The third Led Zeppelin studio album was largely composed by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant at a remote cottage in Wales known as Bron-Ya-Aur. The cottage had no electricity so the album was mostly written on acoustic guitars and introduces an emphasis on folk music to the sound of Led Zeppelin. Robert Plant stated in Uncut Magazine - “[Bron-Yr-Aur] was a fantastic place in the middle of nowhere with no facilities at all-and it was a fantastic test of what we could do in that environment. Because by that time we’d become obsessed with change, and the great thing was that we were also able to create a pastoral side of Led Zep. Jimmy was listening to Davey Graham and Bert Jansch and was experimenting with different tunings, and I loved John Fahey. So it was a very natural place for us to go to”.
Great acoustic lead work on this track
Tim Rose playing “Hey Joe” - great acoustic version.
I consider myself a poet first and a musician second. I live like a poet and I’ll die like a poet.”
- Bob Dylan