Some years ago while attending at a workshop (I believe it was with the late Alain Giroux) a fellow asked me to show him how to play Mississippi blues on his Washburn. The guitar looks like 5slide's. I remember the really sharp v-neck and a pleasant sound. Here's the video of Mississippi Blues demo (with a few french comments :-)
Thanks for this, it sounds excellent but I would say that is largely due to your beautiful playing!!
How was it for finger picking? Or did you mostly play slide on it?
I love the boxy tone of Parlors so I’m not worried if it doesn’t sound like a Martin as long as it sounds good.
Many thanks David
Thanks David 🙂
It worked well for fingerpicking, especially due to the nut width. The sound was nice, more of a muted, woody tone than a full, sweet sounding Martin.
It was quite mid rangey, not a scooped Martin type sound but I think it really suited delta blues, ragtime playing, that sort of thing - as well as slide of course. From what you've said it sounds like you might really like it. As with everything though it would be best to try one out but I know it's not always possible!
Thanks Niko for the additional video too, interesting to see.
The problem with the Washburn unfortunately is finding somewhere to try it. There seems to be hardly anyone stocking it. I did find the R319SWK not too far away though, a slightly lower model but it would be interesting to try.
Orbital, this definitely sounds like a good option too. My local hobgoblin has the 341 and 361 in stock so I’m going to go and try those as soon as I can.
Vintage Paul Brett 6 string. Bought mine as an importer's reject off eBay for £170 with case, factory Fishman. Sounds much more expensive than it is...and they are fairly common to try. Chunky, wide neck. Loud.