PHOTO (Dig Woods): Taking refuge from the South Australia sun in studio darkness. Mid-groove.
I'm excited to report momentum building...
Brother the weeks pass the moon wanes and waxes. Much moves and turns and I grow as I can so here's a couple of tracks at least, from Saturday last. The music is a sketch, yet we go from here to here, am working toward an album so the next recordings will be all of the previous tracks and more, reworked refined, still live and with a bass. One photo is all I have. May all be well with you Rick.
In tune(s2) to Toone,
Dig's very first email started our friendship. I was intrigued by his relationship to music, especially his extended listening hiatus...
Found your work on youtube via the search, ergonomic guitar, as soon as I saw the dove prototype, that was it, your work is outstandingly unique, authentic genius.
Looking at your web page you state that you are accepting perhaps some order requests, well I humbly request and state my interest in the S2, you also stated that given the time devoted to each instrument, some kind of relationship is formed and the guitar becomes a part of the transaction that develops a friendship.
Well Im a musicbeing. I feel the music I give voice to the music that asks to be born through me, my music is art, defys and includes genre, its unavoidable, so perhaps something I could offer sincerely is to send you a audio visual of some tracks Im working on and maybe you'd have another suggestion as to my choice of instrument given the style I play, which is no plectrum fingers only, borrowing keenly from the jazz idiom harmonically speaking, which of course includes the blues, heavier aspects also. I loved Larks tongues, Red by King Crimson, Black Market by weather report, and now after hardly listening to any music for years, just my own and that only when Im playing it, Ive been listening to Tool, that I found again via youtube while researching various building principles guitars. Anyway I live in South Australia so a visit is out, are you coming over here at all...
I had no idea of Dig's level of talent, just this written description of his playing. Subsequent conversations about life and music theory. His reactions to other builds-in-progress.
After some time, I began to sense what his art might need, based on his words. Organic and responsive. But also visual depth...an harmonic celestial clockwork glimpse into the structure of music vibration. Difficult for me to find the right words. A bridge between the theory in his mind and the truth of sound.
Too spiritual? Let's simply call it intuition.
So my first choice for him was the Claro Walnut S2 Vintage Semi-Hollowbody. I'm honored and delighted by what is now unfolding...