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Jerry Douglas on Acoustic Interlude at 30-A using D tuning

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In case you have never heard of this guy....(YEAH RIGHT)

Dobro and lap steel legend Jerry Douglas joins John Macdonell on Acoustic Interlude at the 2014 30-A Songwriters Festival.

Scheerhorns and Open D?

Folks,

Rather than pile on to the monster National/Scheerhorn thread below, I wanted to ask a very specific question on Scheerhorns, as I am also eyeballing the new National offering.

I play in Open D as my main tuning.  I know it's a tad unusual but it suits the style I play.  I have a GoldTone Beard set up for Open D with strings .018-.022-.030w-.036-.053-.068.  And yes, I do need that beefier low D string in order to keep my alt bass picking crisp on the low end.

The Gold Tone Beard handles this very well, with no issues - in fact the stock nut/bridge slots worked as is.  And the instrument seems to embrace the tuning quite well, with a nice full and rich tone (not bad for a budget axe).

Anyone have experience with Scheerhorns in Open D, and especially using beefier string gauges like the ones I use?

I'd appreciate any commentary.

thanks!

Uncle Jack

New Old Dobro "Coffee Table" Book by Steve Toth

Was on the JDBB awhile ago and Jerry started a thread about a new book coming out from Steve Toth. Looks and sounds great! Jerry wrote the foreward,  his comments are below from the JDBB. here is a link to the Centerstream website, I have several of their books, all very good:

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Don't forget about Beard at Resosummit!

I know everybody was really excited to see the new National Scheerhorn collaboration, but I think just as much attention was paid to Paul Beard's offerings at Resosummit. He seemed to be doing a very brisk business selling the Beard Legend cone and new cover plates. His new Model 27 based on Tut Taylor's old guitar is one fine instrument. I borrowed it while Paul upgraded my Tennessean and was very impressed.
Mike Witcher had a new Jerry Douglas Blackbird that was a sweet as could be, and the Beard Odyssey that Andy Hall tried out sounded fantastic (less so when I tried it, but I think there may be a talent difference at work there).
This is truly a golden age for resonator guitar. We are incredibly lucky to have people like Paul, Tim and others making their finest instruments right now.

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