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||Posted: Aug. 10 2013, 18:49
|Quote (Airborne @ Aug. 10 2013, 17:48)|
|The guitar looks similar to the one Mike had during the Sallyangie sessions.|
Indeed it does! What's interesting is that they hired a Martin D35 for recording Tubular Bells - if Mike had the Knight at the time, did he use it alongside the Martin on Tubular Bells, or was there a reason that he didn't?
I seem to remember that, around the time of Tubular Bells 2003, he complained that the acoustic guitar (and I have the sense he was referring to the hired Martin) had such a high action, it was almost unplayable, which was why he was panting and puffing so much during the acoustic guitar parts! Funny that he'd carry on using that if he had a nicer one sitting at home, but maybe he felt that time was so much of the essence in that week of recording that going to get it wasn't an option?
Anyway, welcome to the forum, Johnrc - it's great to see that the guitar is still out there and still being enjoyed, and wonderful to hear it played so nicely as well! If you have any more information about it, I think a lot of us would be fascinated to hear it.