Long time, no see. I haven't posted on here for years, but if anyone still remembers me, here's a big ol' "HELLO"! Anyway, I'm selling off most of my Selmer style guitars as I'm only buying and repairing exclusively vintage instruments now and have ventured into playing other instruments...primarily banjo, mandocello, etc. As such, I have a couple of Selmer style guitar that at least someone might be interested in...an Altamira M01F and a heavily used Gallato RS-39 "Modele Noir"...which very few of were ever made.
Here's a couple of links for anyone whose interested in either. I'm perfectly fine ending them early and selling outside of eBay if anyone is interested in doing that instead.
Altamira M01F: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174304569885
Gallato Modele Noir: https://www.ebay.com/itm/174305501548
Thanks for looking everyone, and nice to see you all again!
That gallato is dOpe!
Hi Shawn, yeah long time!
Hey there Bones! How's everything with you? Apparently, according to my post history, I haven't posted here for 7 years...yikes!
Dang, that Gallato looks like it's got some stories to tell.
Shawn! Nice to have you back! Stick around for a while!
Edgar Degas: "Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things.... To draw, you must close your eyes and sing."
Georges Braque: "In art there is only one thing that counts: the bit that can’t be explained."
Wim...it certainly does! I've learned to be a bit more careful over the years...we'll just leave it at that...LOL!
Lango, I certainly hope to. I've become obsessed with 5-string banjo playing lately. I've bought a couple old one's from the 1880's/1890's, strung them up with Nylgut strings, and I'm having more fun playing them than I have with any other instrument in a long time. Still love jazz of course, but playing old-time pre-Bluegrass songs on those banjos just soothes my soul like nothing else at the moment.
Still love jazz of course, but playing old-time pre-Bluegrass songs on those banjos just soothes my soul like nothing else at the moment
I'm very interested. @Shawn do you have some listening recommendations for that kind of music. Thanks!
Absolutely Rudolfo! If you're looking for more modern players of that style I'd recommend, first and foremost, checking out Clifton Hicks and Rhiannon Giddens. Clifton has probably been my biggest inspiration since starting the instrument. Here's his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/clfhcks
Rhiannon is absolutely wonderful. She's a beautiful woman and has a voice like an angel. I'd just look her up on youtube and listen to everything she has, but here's a few quick links for you. Here's the song that turned me on to this type of music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzlVc4aumg4
Here's her youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rhiannongiddens/videos
If you're looking for some older players of this type of music I'd recommend people like George Gibson, Doc Boggs, Roscoe Holcomb, and quite a few others of course.
@Shawn Thank you very much. Just right in time for the weekend 😊
Wow, her voice is amazing. Here she is doing La Vie
And this one is awesome