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.
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: https://youtu.be/PEjesPHwB6U?t=1m58s
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.
Made in Wartrace, TN. I love my Gallagher G-55 and my Doc Watson Model guitars!
Events & Workshops 2016
Steve Kaufman Acoustic Kamp – Maryville, TN. Week 2 – June 19-25
Augusta Heritage Center Bluegrass Week – Elkins, WV – Aug 1-5