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A Track on my 1935 Gibson Black Special L50

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I have been playing my 1935 Gibson Black Special L50 archtop with a Schatten bridge pickup, made a Tonedexter file and recorded a track direct to Garageband.

My sister is about to come home from Paris after attending a course in Toulouse and a few days in Bordeaux, so I played a solo guitar version of "April In Paris" from 1932 by Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke to send to her by email. Good practice for me - I played it off the lead sheet page while recording it. Who knows, some other guitarist may have played the tune on my guitar around 1935 after they bought it new!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Billroy!

I forgot to mention I posted other photos of the guitar before I recorded the track, under the recent thread ‘fave Gibson’ - I should probably consolidate them in this thread.

 

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It would be cool if this was my only guitar, I think sometimes - just me and the 35! But then I get a splinter off the neck and wake up to retune it...

Here are some other photos:

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The photos look so nice I had to record another track!

Imagine the surprise of the person who bought the guitar in 1935 if he went to fingerpick some blues and ..lookout, it has a Schatten bridge pickup running to a Tonedexter file and another lead out to a Boss VE8 vocal/guitar apparatus with a Shure SM58 mic to sing in and recording to Garageband on the trusty iMac....

So here is a hybridy sort of fingerpicked blues and vocal to capture my mood, I hope!:

 

 

 

 

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