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Posted By: katlaughing
07-Nov-01 - 03:55 AM
Thread Name: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
Subject: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
Got to hear one of these played the other night and got up close and personal with it afterwards. It came from Hawaii, I think from Rainsong Graphite Guitars. Anyway, I thought it was amazing. It seemed a little too shiny and showy for a mostly Irish and Scottish folk concert, but I gradually got used to it and was amazed at the sound and that it was made of graphite!

Ken Willson told me he almost was ready to use only it on tour and keep his very nice Martin strictly for studio recording work, because no matter the weather, temps, etc. the graphite always stayed in tune. They are on the road constantly, doing a lot of school programs, then adult concerts in the evenings wherever they go. He had a heck of time keeping his Martin happy that night because of the heat up on stage.

Anyway, it was very pretty up close and sounded great. I was amazed (did I already say that?:-) Just wondering if any of you have given them a try and what you think.