Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

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Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

Post by tateharmann » Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:55 pm

Here's a little excerpt from practice. Played with no nails on a Joseph Redman guitar strung up in Aquila Perla's.
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

Post by amy3000 » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:19 pm

Very nice Tate. I have this Nuttall book but haven't looked at it in a while. Thanks for reintroducing it to me. I'm wondering if you're playing the guitar you decided not to sell. I came by your place to try it out when it was for sale. Enjoy the sunshine today and happy new year.
Hill New World Player Spruce 615 mm

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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

Post by tateharmann » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:43 am

amy3000 wrote:
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:19 pm
Very nice Tate. I have this Nuttall book but haven't looked at it in a while. Thanks for reintroducing it to me. I'm wondering if you're playing the guitar you decided not to sell. I came by your place to try it out when it was for sale. Enjoy the sunshine today and happy new year.
Hi Amy - thanks for the comments! I do remember that! A lot has changed since then:
1. I cut off my fingernails :)
2. I did a new setup on the guitar (plays much easier now)
3. The guitar made the trip to VA and back TWICE to get reviewed by Joseph and have some nagging hairline cracks repaired in the wenge back and sides.
4. I've also been experimenting a lot with different string materials, even real gut. This recording was made with Aquila Perla's which are made from a plant based sort of nylon.

These strings haven't been my favorite as of yet but they are passable - the gut really sounds wonderful on this guitar, especially playing without nails. And yes, this Nuttall book is great - it seems like every single piece has some catchy melodies.

How is the New World Player sounding? I remember it sounding great when you checked out this Redman.
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

Post by amy3000 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:49 pm

I have a new New World Player. I went down to 615mm and to spruce. I like it a lot. I still have the other one but have not been playing it. I'll look forward to hearing more recordings form you.
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Re: Nuttall, Peter - Gaelic Song No. 1

Post by tateharmann » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:10 pm

Thanks Amy! Spruce has been the way to go for me too - I haven't had a cedar guitar since like 5 guitars ago haha. I've also been thinking of investigating a smaller body guitar and maybe a shorter scale too. For me the smaller body would be the biggest factor, though. I hear it works better for playing without nails - brings out less of the boomy bits. Who knows it that's actually true or not, though.
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