Tim Scheerhorn Playing WL-8 Koa L-body

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This is video I shot on my iPhone of Tim playing my new Koa L-body. He's not only the paragon builder, but a darn fine player, too.

Scheerhorn Wish List Guitar #8

Well, I was driving home from work today when my cell phone rang.  I looked at the number and it was a 615 area code and just then I knew where that call was coming from!  Tim said my guitar was ready!  He originally said it would be ready about the middle of this year (June), but I just had this feeling it was going to be ready in April.  I said I was sure I didn't have to wonder about how it looked, but I was curious about how she sounded.  Tim laughed and said if I didn't want this guitar, he was keeping it!  Yeah, now I'll have a hard time sittin' still until next Sat.  I can't get away this weekend, but I plan to head out early the following Saturday and make the pilgrimage.  Since I got on the list back in 2007 what's 10 more days, right? Laughing

Paolo Ercoli - I wanna go back to my little grass shack

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After listening to the Orville's nice one "I wonder where my hula girl has gone" I remembered that I also have recorded an hawaian song kinda like that one. On this one there is also a nice ukulele played by Max de Bernardi (check him out on you tube, he is a Great guitar player) , and some nice vocals too. Also on this one I play the koa Fishook (what better than a koa, on a hawaian song..) :-)

Article on Big Island Koa Company

We have been seeing more and more Koa instruments, Mike W's Clinesmith and some brand new to die for Scheerhorns delivered to some fortunate RN family members. The first Koa, or acacia koa, I ever noticed was when I visited the big island with my family at Christmas and stayed at the historic Volcano House  on the rim of the Kilauea Caldera in Volcanos National Park. The beds, over size rocking chairs, tables, nearly all the furniture and even doors and more were all made from koa. They were even burning it in the fireplace! I thought it was gorgeous wood, but I had yet to see the luthier grade curly and wavy stuff we see in these amazing guitars.

Today I was over on the Steel Guitar Forum seeking advice for my new vintage Fender triple neck and saw this cool article about the koa forest and it's management. Really interesting reading!



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