Guitars & Gear

D’Addario Strings/Planet Waves Products
The best!  I use phosphor bronze for acoustic and nickel wound for electric.  Nylon strings for my classical.

Fishman Tranducers and Acoustic Preamps

I have used the Fishman Matrix/Infinity pickup through the Aura preamp for over ten years now. The only preamp that makes it sound like an acoustic guitar! Hear for yourself:

Blue Chip Picks
The BEST alternative to tortoise-shell picks. Great tone and playability. PLUS you don’t have to exploit an endangered species anymore!

Bob Thompson Guitars
Beautiful handcrafted guitars from West Virginia. I love my Thompson African Blackwood/Adirondack Spruce dreadnought.

Big Hollow Guitars
Vintage-style parlor guitars made in Frisco, CO. I have a 12-fret 00-28 that is just outstanding.  Hide glue construction, french polish.

Gallagher Guitars
Made in Wartrace, TN. I love my Gallagher G-55 and my Doc Watson Model guitars!

JHS Pedals – Check out the awesome tones of the Superbolt pedal on “Kiss the Ground,” the latest by Grant Farm.

Events & Workshops 2016

Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp – Maryville, TN. Week 2 – June 19-25

Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV – Aug 1-5

Grant Farm

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