Vintage Acoustic Guitars - Five Of The Best
Vintage Acoustic Guitars - Five Of The BestMumford & Sons has certainly helped but there's some very good reasons that you should consider a vintage design guitar/banjo/uke as your main instrument.
No mere novelty, these olde world instruments are loved for very good reasons.
The big brother to KT Tunstall's favoured Parlour guitar.
Nothing screams delta blues quite like a true vintage slide. Check out Jack White making his own to the right.
Gretsch Broadkaster Banjo
Quite simply a damn fine banjo.
We're cheating a little on this one but at 135 years old they don't come much more classic than a Martin. Made much the same way they were a hundred years ago. The D15M features certain period accurate features.
If you don't fancy making your own you can always get a Nineboys Wedge for the same early blues slide.
It's well worth revisiting your roots no matter what genre you play.
Speaking of which our first vintage reissues are from the Gretsch Roots collection. They've really gone to town and brought back some classic designs that can give you anything from gnarly Appalachian mountain man to sweet, smoky Chicago basement blues.
Here's Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Calexico) jamming with Gretsch's Mike Lewis to demonstrate.
It's not just country and folk artists that are getting in on the action. Recently KT Tunstall told Acoustic Magazine that she's been using a Washburn R314KK Vintage Parlour guitar on tour.