Jack van Breen from Guitar Showcase in San Jose talks about Elvis Presley limited edition guitars. There’s a Martin D28 with a accessory leather body jacket. This is one of 175 — to celebrate Martin’s 175th year. There is also a guitar from Elvis’ Las Vegas years. Yep, this Gibson J200 screams ‘Vegas.’ Then there is a little Martin small body collectible.
This was the continuation of a lesson with Robert where we were talking about various aspects of music and composition but got a bit sidetracked into the history of lap steel guitars, particularly relating to a 1920 Weissenborn that I bought as a teenager. The rest of this lesson/conversation is part of our Fly On The Wall Series.
My long-time, part-time student Robert came in for a lesson, his first in a year or so, with an old guitar he had recently purchased, a Martin 0-18 from 1926. We spent a few minutes at the beginning talking about it and some of its charistics. This led us into a discussion about melodies and I brought out my 1920 Weissenborn, which took us into a discussion about that guitar, which is now another Vintage Snapshot.