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    Musical instruments and those who play them!

    I love guitars and other music tools as much as I love cameras and lenses and I like making photos of instruments almost as much as I like playing them. So, since I just got a very sweet Bowery Pine Telecaster from Carmine Street Guitars (in NYC!) and took some shots of it, I thought I'd start a thread devoted to instruments and musicians!

    The Kelly Bowery Pine Tele is made from the 200-year-old Pine roof beams from a NYC Bowery warehouse that was torn down around the turn of the century. Rick Kelly, the guy who is Carmine Street Guitars, salvaged the wood, which had been baking under the sun and supporting the roof since 1805 and is making Telecaster-style guitars out of them. I ordered one in 2008 and it arrived yesterday!

    It plays like a dream, sounds even better and looks fantastic! Lightweight, with barely a shellac finish on both the body and the neck, which have a smooth, but woody feel to them, like an old piece of furniture might.

    Now, to the pix!

















    I already love it! Toneful and soulful and a delight to have in hand, this may be the last guitar I'll ever need to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
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    I already love it! Toneful and soulful and a delight to have in hand, this may be the last guitar I'll ever need to buy.
    Laff!

    How many times have I said this with cameras, bicycles, guitars (or other music gear), watches, and so on?

    I don't say it any more!

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    Oh, and good idea for a thread. I'll start thinking about how to contribute.

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    Oh, and nice guitar. I bet that bridge pickup is bright!

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    Oh, and nice guitar. I bet that bridge pickup is bright!
    Thanks! Actually, it's not too bad. Good n' twangy, but not all ice-pick-like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mathomas View Post
    Laff!

    How many times have I said this with cameras, bicycles, guitars (or other music gear), watches, and so on?

    I don't say it any more!
    Well, I did say need to buy, not WANT!

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    I've got lots of guitars and other musical instruments, but here's an unusual one:



    It's a "Kala UBass" bass ukulele. I put it next to my Strat to show how small it is. It's tuned like a bass guitar and sounds somewhat like an upright bass. Mine is fretless to take advantage of that sound.



    The most unusual part are the really thick smooth rubber or polyurethane strings (I don't know what they actually are).






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    That is really cool! Have you done any recordings with it?

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    That is really cool! Have you done any recordings with it?
    Not yet. I just got it recently, and it doesn't really work in the context of my current project. But I'm sure I'll find somewhere to squeeze it in soon. Of course, I need to practice actually playing a fretless...

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    Ok. I'll play (hope these are on topic):

    My guitar (which ironically finds itself the subject of many, many photographs).



    And here's one of a musician and her instrument. At least a bit of each.


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    Cracking good pix, Lloyd! Your Epi looks well loved!

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    Cracking good pix, Lloyd! Your Epi looks well loved!
    Thanks Maggie. It is well loved. Just wish I could play it more. I have arthritis in my hands now, so it's just not much of an option. Now I listen to my sons play it.

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    I get psoriasis attacks on my fingertips and can't play for weeks at a stretch, so I can imagine how much that must hurt, not being able to play. At least you can listen to your sons. That's pretty cool, in a whole different way, but still awfully cool.

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    Maggie: Nice idea for a thread.

    The guitars are behind the library couch and most of the amps are downstairs. I play the cameras these days. Cheers, Matt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    I love guitars and other music tools as much as I love cameras and lenses and I like making photos of instruments almost as much as I like playing them. So, since I just got a very sweet Bowery Pine Telecaster from Carmine Street Guitars (in NYC!) and took some shots of it, I thought I'd start a thread devoted to instruments and musicians!

    The Kelly Bowery Pine Tele is made from the 200-year-old Pine roof beams from a NYC Bowery warehouse that was torn down around the turn of the century. Rick Kelly, the guy who is Carmine Street Guitars, salvaged the wood, which had been baking under the sun and supporting the roof since 1805 and is making Telecaster-style guitars out of them. I ordered one in 2008 and it arrived yesterday!

    It plays like a dream, sounds even better and looks fantastic! Lightweight, with barely a shellac finish on both the body and the neck, which have a smooth, but woody feel to them, like an old piece of furniture might.

    Now, to the pix!

















    I already love it! Toneful and soulful and a delight to have in hand, this may be the last guitar I'll ever need to buy.
    Maggie: Great looking guitar! Cheers, Matt

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    I'll play!

    Checking the do before the big do.



    And once again... Duct tape saves the day.


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    nowhere near as nice as Maggies Tele... but mine is set up the Keith Richards way - open tuning - or as he describes his recipe for success

    5 strings, 3 chords, 2 fingers and one A-hole

    shot on a E-P1 with a Nikkor 50/1.2

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    self portrait

    oly 510 and a takumar 50/1.4


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    Verra nice! Love the bokeh from the fast Nikkor!

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    Ok. I'll play (hope these are on topic):
    Love the tones in this one, Lloyd!

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    Love the tones in this one, Lloyd!
    Thanks Mike. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRSmith View Post
    I'll play!
    Checking the do before the big do.

    And once again... Duct tape saves the day.
    Tim: Great captures, and i'm glad your "experiment" worked. Clicking the thumbnails was kind of a pain, it spoiled my flow! The reflections on the instrument are cool, and we can see you.

    Quote Originally Posted by kevinparis View Post
    nowhere near as nice as Maggies Tele... but mine is set up the Keith Richards way - open tuning - or as he describes his recipe for success
    5 strings, 3 chords, 2 fingers and one A-hole
    shot on a E-P1 with a Nikkor 50/1.2
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    self portrait
    oly 510 and a takumar 50/1.4
    Kevin: As maggie said great bokeh. Nice compositions.

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    I expected the hat to slide down over his eyes and knew that he'd just keep playing. Cheers, Matt.

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    Respek to da hippie Fenda strap, mon!

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    Some older ones


    Last edited by Diane B; 2nd July 2010 at 20:39.

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    Robin Finck from Nine Inch Nails

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    Another two i thought of




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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Some older ones
    Quote Originally Posted by Diane B View Post
    Another two i thought of
    Diane: Excellent photos! I like the compositions and IQ. These two really capture a moment.


    Quote Originally Posted by drazin View Post

    Robin Finck from Nine Inch Nails
    Drazin: Cool photo. Framing and use of DOF are great..

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    Some older ones
    These two, and the others you 'thought of later", are terrific!

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    Drazin:[/B] Cool photo. Framing and use of DOF are great..

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    +1 from me too!

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    Raw Corn, a cover band. Very lively duo. You haven't lived until you've heard Pink floyd with an accordion and a guitar! Myspace and Facebook (probably twitter, too!):

    http://www.myspace.com/cornraw

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raw-Corn/109948474682

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    Wow! That is just stellar, Matt!

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    Wow! That is just stellar, Matt!
    Maggie: Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Devon Shaw View Post
    Devon: That's awesome! Great composition and PP. Plywood wall, Busker, shadow, pack, cup; it's like an art installation.

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    Two crops of the same photo. "Cropping" was OK back then. Now, I'm going to have to go back, and see, if I took other photos of this guy playing with gloves on? Cheers, Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Two crops of the same photo. "Cropping" was OK back then. Now, I'm going to have to go back, and see, if I took other photos of this guy playing with gloves on? Cheers, Matt

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    Love the cropped version Matt. Stellar.

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    Devon: That's awesome! Great composition and PP. Plywood wall, Busker, shadow, pack, cup; it's like an art installation.

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    Big +1 from here.

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    Maggie: Thanks!


    Devon: That's awesome! Great composition and PP. Plywood wall, Busker, shadow, pack, cup; it's like an art installation.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Thanks Matt and Lloyd!

    That day I was in San Francisco for a college interview and afterwards spent a few hours wandering up and down Market Street taking photographs of people with my E-P1 and Serenar 85mm f/2

    Here's the rest of the series if anyone is interested, http://www.flickr.com/photos/devonsh...42972838/show/

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    Here's another one. Cheers, Matt

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    Dan playing a 1964 Gibson SG Special and Chris with a 1971 Fender Jazz Bass




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    Kelsey with Flute

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    Dan playing a 1964 Gibson SG Special and Chris with a 1971 Fender Jazz Bass



    Your photos are so nice, I now officially covet both Dan and Chris' axes.

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    Kelsey with Flute

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    I think I looked at this 4 or 5 times, and then I saw there actually was a flute in there too!

    (Beautiful image, BTW.)

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    Your photos are so nice, I now officially covet both Dan and Chris' axes.
    Since you are coveting officially I want to send this along for you also

    1959 Gibson ES-345 Stereo.

    I'm just as much of a gear junkie as you it seems.


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    Lovely! Really gorgeous colors and just the right amount of wear! (and I don't even like that series of Gibsons!)

    Here's a couple of mine

    1992 USA Hamer Sunburst, January, 2010


    TeleStar Mona Body, November, 2009


    Both shot with the 90/2.8 Tele-Elmarit on the M8.

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    TeleStar Mona Body, November, 2009


    Both shot with the 90/2.8 Tele-Elmarit on the M8.
    Is that metalflake? And you don't have a tuck'n'roll metalflake Kustom amp to go with it?

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    Is that metalflake? And you don't have a tuck'n'roll metalflake Kustom amp to go with it?
    I dunno what it's called, exactly. I don't have a Kustom, but I do have the amp-in-case for the Tele-Star!


    Taken with a 28/3.5 CV Color Skopar on the M8.

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    Just Found This Cool Thread....Im In..

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    Awesome Work Here Eveyone!!!

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    Chris is the bomb and so are your photos of him!!!

    I used to see him all the time- we both would eat breakfast at the Raintree Cafe on Irving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    Chris is the bomb and so are your photos of him!!!

    I used to see him all the time- we both would eat breakfast at the Raintree Cafe on Irving.
    Wow....Thats So Awesome! I've Loved Him Since The Beginning! We Sat In The 4th Row & I Was So Paranoid About Getting Tossed For Taking Pics! It Was One Of The Best Concerts Ive Ever Been To! Marc Broussard Opened For Him & Most People Never Heard Of Him, But Ive Got A Lot Of His Stuff , Bluesy,Rockabilly, & He Was Fantastic, So I Was Thrilled! Have You Heard Of Him? I Think You'd Dig His Sound & Voice! Anyway, Thanks Mag!

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