Larry Chung here...
August 29, 2015 2:57 PM   Subscribe


 
Thank you for this lovely instrument porn.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:11 PM on August 29, 2015 [2 favorites]


I could only watch the L-5 and the Frying Pan. I haven't played in almost a year and don't even know how to play lap slide, but I'm still overwhelmed by jealousy.
posted by cmoj at 3:21 PM on August 29, 2015


Beautiful.
posted by furtive at 3:25 PM on August 29, 2015


Larry Chung is a Bay Area musician who demonstrates (mostly) classic (mostly) guitars

...for the County
posted by thelonius at 3:30 PM on August 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


I've picked up the Bourgeois "Banjo Killer" in a store and played it (IIRC, the price tag was 5 or 6K Canadian).

Wow. Not that I hate banjos, mind you. I quite like them. But that thing is LOUD. It competes with banjos quite nicely.

Way out of my price range in this lifetime, mind you, but an awesome bluegrass guitar.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:46 PM on August 29, 2015


Here's a guy blasting out Bill Monroe's Southern Flavor on a Wiens F5 mandolin that's in the FPP.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 3:57 PM on August 29, 2015


And if you like the sound of those Huber banjos in the post, might I suggest The Flathead Sessions for a sampling of outstanding banjo players playing them.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:03 PM on August 29, 2015


Gryphon Stringed Instruments, who supplied those instruments, is one of the U.S.A.'s treasures. They are constantly finding amazing instruments. I've purchased a couple of guitars from them, including a 1956 0-18 Martin, and they've been excellent. If you're ever in the San Francisco Bay area, Gryphon is in Palo Alto, about 1 km from the California Avenue Caltrain station.

Larry makes me jealous when he plays so beautifully and effortlessly.
posted by blob at 4:51 PM on August 29, 2015 [3 favorites]


That's the other thing! Guitar, banjo, mando, slide? No problem. Larry Chung's a great player.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 5:01 PM on August 29, 2015


Of all the reckless financial decisions I made in the wake of my father's death, buying my dream guitar (a Santa Cruz H13) is the one I regret the least. A banjo will get you through times of no money, etc. Thanks, Dad!
posted by Lorin at 5:37 PM on August 29, 2015 [1 favorite]


It is like this guy's shop is the heaven old guitars go to, and this post is an All Saints service. Well done.
posted by 4ster at 5:53 PM on August 29, 2015


I've never really watched 60fps video before but that was actually really useful in this context.
posted by howfar at 6:30 PM on August 29, 2015


This is a great find! Love this circa 1920s "unknown folk art guitar" made out of a recycled theater seat.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 6:36 PM on August 29, 2015


Well.

There goes my morning.

Thnaks.
posted by mule98J at 9:22 AM on August 30, 2015


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