Inspiration for the week from João Erbetta

Here’s a little Monday morning inspiration. João is working on a new recording using his Tele with some of my early aluminum pickups.  Here’s video we posted a few years ago of him playing the same guitar here. Thanks João, you sound great!

Three Recent TK Smith Pickup Demos

Rodney Gene Jr. posted this inspiring clip last week. He mounted a pair of my Summertone pickups on an Eastwood baritone. I love the results. Check out Rodney’s website here, lot’s of great gear videos and tutorials. He also gives lessons.

And here’s a couple from Travis picker extraordinaire Matt Codina. Matt get’s a great sound from his Tele with C.A.R. pickups. He makes it look so effortless.

In The Shop With: McKinley James

McKinley James flew out from Nashville a couple week ahead of his dad playing at Pappy and Harriet’s with JD McPherson on Oct. 12th. Besides doing his school work and helping out in the shop, we worked out a couple of twin guitar songs including this version of That’s a Plenty. We got most of it from Lenny Breau’s recording that he did when he was 15.

Guitar World Interview with JD

Damian Fanelli sent me the preview of a great interview he did with JD for the December issue of Guitar World magazine. It was on their website today and will be on news stands next week. You can read the interview in the link HERE.

TK Smith, JD McPherson

Jaun Hernandez “Estrelita”

I just got this great clip from Juan. He’s playing a beautiful version of “Estrelita” on his recently installed CCII pole piece pickup using Thomastik JS112s and plugged into a Vintage 47 Tonemaster amp with a 12” speaker. It sure works for me. I need to go practice now.

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