Fred_C Posted October 19, 2013 Share Posted October 19, 2013 Gents, I have been feeling really guilty about letting my Travis style chops deteriorate due to a lack of focus. When I posted my teacher's video's on the site, I really felt ashamed. I have been obsessed with Chord Melody Jazz Guitar and have completely ignored acoustic blues guitar. I had mentioned that the slim neck on my Carvin was causing me problems. I found it difficult to maintain the steady alternating bass required of Travis style while playing melody cleanly (with some grease under it, of course). So, yesterday afternoon I sold the Carvin at GC and bought a Loar LO-16 at a small local shop. It is designed explicitly for acoustic blues. Gentlemen, the 1.75" nut width and increase in string spacing was exactly what the doctor ordered. This little honey will play Travis style! http://www.theloar.com/products/small-body-acoustic-guitars/small-body-lo-16-bk I really haven't completely lost my chops! I made it through Doc Watson's arrangement (Nobody plays like Doc, but it's close) of Windy and Warm with almost no mistakes! I dropped the guitar off at my Tech's shop and he will be working his magic on it. Can't wait to get it back. I'm planning to get back into Travis style to some extent. If you play cool, you are cool. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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