This year’s visit to the Anaheim Convention Center (yesterday) for their annual cacophony-filled circus that is NAMM was fun and about as expected, though I didn’t run into as many friends and guitar heroes as I’d hoped.
These are mainly made by Scott and master luthier Mark Geiger, as shown on the Holloway site. There were no imports at the moment as the next batch (built under the direction of a new professional luthier) are still a few weeks out.
The Holloway Facebook page has many additional photos and even some lousy video (nothing he should have shot, I was just trying one out amidst all the room noise!). At least it made me a new fan (George Paterson, who wins a free batch of CDs, if he cares to collect).
Yeah, I wish someone would find me another Martin harp mando in their attic…this is the one from the Martin museum. I had never seen it in person and was surprised by its proportions. The flat top&back body looked barely an inch and a half deep. A beautiful thing.
Another harp-mandolin I’ve wanted to see in person is Lowell Levinger’s Hammond with the extra sub-bass fretboard. It makes even less sense than I thought! You can’t fret it, and I don’t see how you could get a capo on it. That’s the Museum’s Knutsen and my Clark Irish Harp.
I didn’t find a ticket for Muriel’s All-Star Guitar Night, and had too much to do back home, so split late afternoon. I was able to drown out my ringing ears on the freeway with a copy of the latest Bob Brozman CD he handed me. That was some seriously creative musical ringing!