Last night I had the pleasure of watching Catfish Keith perform at an out door event on a beautiful summers night. He played several different guitars but the standout by far was the Santa Cruz Catfish Keith Special. An all mahogany single 0 guitar. I don’t have much experience with single 0 guitars and of coarse I had my thoughts about them. This is the best sounding acoustic guitar from a stage I have ever heard, period. The snap and tone from the low E string would put any dreadnought to shame. It has a clarity and has a thick well balanced tone across the spectrum. Keith favors playing some on the high e string and his all hog guitar served up some sweet and thick e string tone. I fell in love with the guitar there is no doubt. And as always Catfish put on a great entertaining show fingerpicking those blues.
There is a whole lotta “Southern Delta” in that man’s Soul.
First heard him at the SCGC 40th weekend………I was grinning during his whole set.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.