I've been lucky enough to
fall in with a group of wonderful, talented musicians who've embraced me
as one of their own. Out of this has arisen a trio called (for the
moment) Third Wheel.
From the left: Stuart
Markus, me, and Glen
my MySpace music page to hear my songs.
El Kabong is a
no-name 3/4 sized concert guitar found ridiculously cheap on
Craigslist. He had languished in a closet for fifteen years before
finding his way to me. He was a fixer-upper, but my boyfriend is a
woodworker of no small skill, and soon he had the tuning machines
straightened out and readjusted, the pitted frets filed smooth, and
several other finicky adjustments made that revealed the guitar to be
a little gem. The more research we've done, the more we've learned
that El Kabong has some details of construction that make him a very
nice instrument indeed. He has a lovely voice and tremendous sustain.
Paco is a full-size dreadnought,
a gift from Glen. He was made by the Korean company SaeHan (now
Sunghan Music), one of the better Asian makers of stringed
instruments. He has a solid spruce top, a low easy-to-play action, and
a sweet voice. He's been around the block a few times and Glen always
laughingly says that Paco is indestructible!
Shadow is a
Montana Backpacker travel guitar, made by the same company that
makes the Ovation guitar. He's just a little guy who'd fit in
the overhead compartment on a plane, but he has a full-scale
neck that makes him a perfect practice guitar to ride around in
the truck with me at work and entertain me on my lunch break.