Thanks for the eye candy, JB. I would have loved to have got to the show (or better still worked on sound on it, so I could get to all the concerts - boy what a line-up that would be if it were a proper acoustic Festival!!). However,it's not to be, so
Some thoughts on some of the guitars.
James Joyce Parlour - not too sure about the headstock and bridge shapes, but certainly distinctive
L320 Bevel Celtic - beautiful, but bizarre: a bevel instead of a cutaway. Lovely colour back and sides too.
L370K Full Koa - droll, drool, drool! That's some piece of wood there. Just wondered what the tonal qualities of an all koa are. I know many ukes are all koa, but in a jumbo?
L800C–ES Brazilian - most bizarre looking Brazilian rosewood I've ever seen
L330C–ES Brazilian Walnut - if this one sounds as sweet as she looks, someone is going to be very lucky
DB340 Irish Spalted Maple - beautiful woods again. Not seen maple used much on dreads
S320 Americana - have to admit, if cash were no object and I was into blues...
Enough already! Let's face it, you boys at Avalon certainly know how to pick some fantastic woods and craft excellent instruments. Good luck at the show.
And if anyone is lucky enough to play any of these there, please share your thoughts.