Dick Boak has created a video about a Martin-loving maverick named Mark Groulex, aka Moon River Mark of Ontario, Canada. Moon River runs through the forests near the eastern section of Lake Huron called Georgian Bay, about 200km north of Toronto. Boak first encountered Groulex at a local open mic when vacationing in Canada. The two have remained friend ever since.
British-based Paul Brett introduces a new 12-string for the Vintage brand of acoustic guitars
Official Debut at the Winter NAMM show
One of the more interesting arrivals at Winter NAMM is the Vintage Statesboro 12-string guitar, from John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd. (JHS) who distribute brands like Fret-King™ electric and bass guitars, Vintage® and Encore® electric, acoustic and bass guitars and Pilgrim® Folk Instruments..
Made with a 1920s Stella look, and dedicated to Blind Willie McTell, this “bluesmachine” 12-string features a maple back and mahogany sides, topped with solid Sitka Spruce, and a metal trapeze tailpiece, and a bone nut and saddle.
It is available as an acoustic (V5000SB-12) and acoustic-electric version (VE5000SB-12) that has the Fishman Rare Earth humbucker soundhole pickup system.