Road tripping

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    • #3636
      Old 97
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      I’m leaving here Thursday or Friday. Driving to Santa Cruz , hoping to play every SCGC at Sylvan and invading the Mother Temple for a drive by meet greet before I head North. I am trying to hook up with Tadol in Berkeley to play his entire collection. Anybody have his #? I’m not sure the email I have is current.

      Saturday may be a trip to Gryphon with Friday or Tuesday Mighty Fine Guitars.I can squeeze in Eric Schoenberg’s Shop On one of those days.

      Birthday dinner for a friend at Terrapin Crossroads, hopefully on Grateful Monday.

      Matt Hayden, Svea and I plan Gryphon. You are closer than we are since we’ll be starting from Santa Rosa.

      Index, you busy Thursday?

      I’ll have my Cruz Missile, Merrill OM28, Brondel, Northwood, Hill Classical, and a Telecaster and Tweed Deluxe, , maybe the Weissenborn.

    • #3637
      Acoustic Soul
      Participant

      wow that sounds like fun

    • #3642
      haasome
      Participant

      I don’t have the opportunity to visit these West Coast gems very often, but I’d love to get your take on this 000 at Sylvan.

      https://www.sylvanmusic.com/store/p1273/Santa_Cruz_Guitar_Company_000_Custom_Italian_Spruce_%26_Koa.html


      – Paul –

    • #3645
      Daniel
      Participant

      Safe travels Matt.  Are you taking Darie and the dog?

      🙂

      Daniel


    • #3646
      indexless
      Keymaster

      I was in Sylvan last week…..a couple of MONSTERS in there right now, either take or leave your credit cards…you have been warned

       

    • #3648
      tadol
      Participant

      Would love to see you if you find yourself with free time in Berkeley or Oakland – just gimme a call!

    • #3651
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      I’ll be around, be great to see you. Which day will you be at Gryphon?

      and if you get to Tad’s, lemme know and I can bring round a couple of things….

      • This reply was modified 5 months, 3 weeks ago by Matt Hayden.
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    • #3657
      Old 97
      Participant

      Svea and I are shooting for Saturday at Gryphon. Friday is Schoenberg’s and then off to David Seigler’s House to play our Teles through Tweed Deluxes. Sunday and Monday are still kind of open. Tuesday is MFG , then a-stop at Tom Walzem’s shop in Fresno before I get back home.

      Keymaster, I am NOT shopping. I just paid off my house and the painter is redoing the bathroom. All my money is tied up in home improvement.

       

      yeah…

      right…

       

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    • #3659
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      See you on Saturday.  El Grullense is excellent local Mexican if you want to grab lunch.

    • #3665
      Old 97
      Participant

      Gimme yer cell. I’ll email ya.

    • #3667
      Old 97
      Participant

      The rain may cause us to cancel trying to drive from Marin County to Gryphon. We shall see. Maybe we can raid Tadol’s Fortress of Solitude.

    • #3685
      tadol
      Participant

      Yes! Raid away! We’re gigging Sat night, and I have friends playing in Sebastapol Sun afternoon, but sat all day and Sun morn are open –

      we can do warehouse where the amps and road-warrior guitars and fun power tools are – or come by the house and we can pull out the “presscioussssess”    –

    • #3687
      zorro
      Participant

      Tadol…..Your reading material from the 70’s is showing…. LOL


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #3689
      zorro
      Participant

      And somehow …I picture the group posting on this topic as “A Band Of Merry Pranksters”….Not Hobbits on a journey to Mordor.


      1993 Martin Custom HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC Custom OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa

      The Bay, The Gulf Stream, The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their Secrets with.

    • #3704
      Old 97
      Participant

      I was deep into guitar hunting and overlooked this.

      i was in Santa Rosa Sunday. Sorry to miss you Tadol. I was close.

      Thursday I played 22 SCGC guitars. My faves were the OMPW with Sitka and EIR and the Custom FS with Redwood top and EIR. Some of the others needed new strings so it was hard to really evaluate them. A 12 fret D of Mahogany Adirondack was nice as was a 12 Fret O of Mahogany.

      The biggest surprise were two Goodall 12 fret OOOs. Cutaway of Cocobolo and regular with Mahogany. Both had Adirondack tips. Rounder, fatter, chewier than the Cruz, they were also more expensive, tipping the scales at 10k.

      The Vintage Room offered a 1962 NY Martin and a ‘49 OOO 18 that made me gassy.

      the ‘56 Les Paul Special just begged to be take home.

      Schoenberg has a 12fret Flamed Mahogany O that was extraordinary, absolutely the best of all the SCGC guitars I played on my trip.

      Saturday at Gryphon was dedicated to Electrics. The Sunburst Collings 290 with Lollards P90s into the Carr Sportsman was insanely desirable. I lit that place up with the combo. I’ll head back with my Tweed Deluxe and PRS with Soap Bar P90s and compare. I may be getting the Collings. Absolutely amazing!

      Back home, I’ve got Duo practice this morning Friday Restaurant gig and evening practice with the electric blues band. Our gigs are March and June.

      road tripping to Oregon Monday.

    • #3706
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Thanks Matt….nice post

       

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