Guitar playing tips and inspiration to play guitar consistently, have more fun and see more progress with your guitar routine. Every week your host, Tony Polecastro (from tacguitar.com) shows you a new guitar lick and shares new guitar gear and acoustic guitar music he‘s recently found. Tune out the overwhelm of online guitar lesson noise and let Tony be your guide to focus, fun and progress every Tuesday at 10am.
Tuesday Mar 28, 2023
Tuesday Mar 28, 2023
Ready to hear the difference between Spruce and Mahogany guitars? Same builder, similar models, but different tonewoods — which one would you choose?
I'm beyond excited for today's Acoustic Tuesday episode. We have a special treat as we dive into the world of Thompson Guitars, handcrafted in Sisters, Oregon. This time, we'll be comparing two absolutely incredible guitars from their lineup: the Thompson DC-MA and the Thompson MAD-ADI. Grab your pick, sit back, and get ready for a tonal adventure!
The first guitar I'll be showcasing is the Thompson DCMA. This mahogany dreadnought beauty boasts deep and dark tones that will make your ears swoon. I'll be sharing my thoughts on the build quality, playability, and how that mahogany goodness provides a rich and resonant sound that'll leave you craving more.
Next up is the Thompson MAD-ADI, crafted from Adirondack spruce. This guitar is the perfect contrast to the DC-MA, offering a much brighter and lighter tone. I'll delve into what makes the Adirondack spruce so special, and how its unique properties contribute to the guitar's overall sound and projection.
Throughout the episode, I'll be playing both of these incredible instruments side by side, so you can hear the distinct differences in their tonal qualities. I'm excited to share my insights and help you decide which one might be the right fit for your playing style and taste.
We'll also cover two fundraisers that are very near and dear to me. Please consider donating to make sure these musicians' lives are honored properly.
The first documentary is called ORACLE: The Life & Music of Michael Hedges. You can donate by clicking the link below:
The second fundraiser is for the Mississippi John Hurt Documentary Film. Click the link below to learn more and get involved:
Submit your guitarsenal at the link below!
Also featured in this episode...
- Thompson Guitars
- Tommy Emmanuel
- Molly Tuttle
- Willi Carlisle
- Chandler Huntley