Oh, David, you're right. You caught me in a booze mistake (a rarity, I assure you!). I am so . . . ashamed! That will teach me to look more closely at the labels on the stuff that I swill in the future.David_Norton wrote:That's JOHNNIE Walker. But Johnny (the luthier) knows the joke, and his label has an intertwined Red and Black border.Polifemo de Oro wrote:I came in here expecting to find some whiskey this morning. I'm leaving now.
A common error, and one I've used to my advantage.Polifemo de Oro wrote:
Oh, David, you're right. You caught me in a booze mistake (a rarity, I assure you!). I am so . . . ashamed! That will teach me to look more closely at the labels on the stuff that I swill in the future.
Hi David,David_Norton wrote:This will be my 4th Johnny Walker guitar. The first, #552 from 2007, was cedar & black walnut, 645mm, and a strongly radiused fretboard. I just didn't gel with that guitar, so I sold it. Then I ordered #588 in 2009, the spruce & cypress 640mm blanca which Keith references above. You can hear it if you go to YT and search my version of Bach's "Sarabande in B minor". Obviously I sold it to Keith, during one of my periodic closet-cleaning binges. Or maybe I was funding a different purchase? I don't recall! But it's a really a nice instrument. Next I bought #559 from Rick (beancntr) which was a near-twin to #552, same woods and same build-batch but 650mm. THAT guitar has really become my Main Ax over the last couple of years, and is the one I used on the CD*. Now we have #644 coming along, due to be delivered in 4-6 weeks depending on weather and how well the finish all cures up this time of year.
Johnny is a meticulous builder in the traditional style, and fully warranties his work. High recommendations for anyone looking for this sort of Old School guitar.
* The CD is called "Avenues", available on CD Baby com, or The Bay, or directly from me.
At this point, eight instruments (which my spouse likewise feels constitues six too many). One or two may get sold, but the "core group" (1 each cedar or spruce in 650, 1 each cedar or spruce in 640, a 10-string, and an 8-string) will be retained. This Walker filled the missing space in the 640 set. I'm in no hurry to make a sale.MrSteve wrote:David
May I ask
How many guitars do you actually own?