Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Lighter Notes: The Gig at Hillsboro

Here's the first of the pictures from Tuesday night in Hillsboro. You've heard of The 3 Tenors? Well, this ain't them. That's the courthouse behind us where we were later booked for hamming it up in public.


At 5:17 PM, Blogger Idler said...

My son Miles likes your guitar. "Daddy," he exclaimed, "that looks like a Les Paul!"

At 5:56 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

Miles got it right - it does look like a Les Paul, but It's actually an imitation. I have a very expensive guitar but I needed a backup in case a string broke during a set. As so often happens, the inexpensive backup is now my favorite. The trouble for me with real Les Pauls is that they weigh a ton. The sustain is derived from a very dense body. This one is a lighter version for the Lighter Notes.

At 9:02 PM, Blogger Idler said...

I thought the head and the "fin" didn't look quite right. Maybe the body is slightly smaller, not just less dense?

Anyway, still a lovely instrument.

Did I mention Miles is three years old (it's a real fine way to start)? He already recognizes famous players such as Clapton, David Gilmour and Jimmy Page. (Daddy I want to see Jimmy Page playing the double-neck Gibson!). The stratocaster is his favorite, though Murray of the Wiggles plays a telecaster. He can explain that Jimi Hendrix plays the Strat upside down because he's left-handed.

He's absolutely guitar crazed and is the youngest air guitar expert I've ever seen. How do they just know how to do that?

At 9:47 PM, Blogger Bill McDonald said...

They make small electric guitars for kids now, so perhaps you should look into it. It could save you a fortune in college tuition.


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