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Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: WB-Nick on March 02, 2010, 02:12:19 PM
Who would you like to see playing Washburn?
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Junior88 on March 02, 2010, 02:22:47 PM
Well I'm already playing one so..

JOKE!

Someone up and coming, liiike..

I'm drawing a blank.. But thanks for asking!

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

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Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Tio Kimo on March 02, 2010, 02:36:04 PM
Willy Porter
Steve Dawson
Justin King
Shelley Miller
Neko Case (tenor guitar)
Jeff Tweedy

I'm sure I'll think of more.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Rocket on March 02, 2010, 03:09:24 PM
quote:
Originally posted by WB-Nick

Who would you like to see playing Washburn?

What does this mean?
Are y'all looking to endorse established mainstream artists or recruiting up & comers?
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: PAPPY on March 02, 2010, 03:12:15 PM
Would love to see any upcoming Country artist.
Sharmon (http://forums.washburn.com/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=5856)
Please don't squeeze my Sharmon
Kimmie (http://forums.washburn.com/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=5856)Friends Are Cherished
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: magoo99 on March 02, 2010, 03:43:44 PM
ME!!!! I like to have your new mandola..I like it more than anything you have...I would play it on stage all the time...LOL
There is a big need for mandos here, and washburn could push it here and do some good biz. The guy who owns the shop that brings in washys Is a great guy and knows his stuff...but it seems that people here don't know the washy  brand name or think they are expensive..they will go buy crap in stead because it has a popular brand name on it..FENDER ..come on not a great mando..but because of the name they sell like crazy.
I guess the only one here with great star power that could help there is the band Great big sea.  But I still say I would sell them better..and I have.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Toaster20 on March 02, 2010, 03:46:19 PM
Drake Lagoon.

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Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: magoo99 on March 02, 2010, 03:54:22 PM
quote:
Drake Lagoon


BBBAAAAhhhahahahaha LMAO  for sure, that worked out well.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Pike on March 02, 2010, 04:12:41 PM
Carlos Santana
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Rocket on March 02, 2010, 04:19:01 PM
I'm assuming, (because this is posted under Acoustic Artists,) that you're looking for suggestions in the primarily acoustic realm?
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Pike on March 02, 2010, 04:39:05 PM
Moonalice, acoustic or electric...

http://www.moonalice.com/band/
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Tio Kimo on March 02, 2010, 05:13:18 PM
I vote for magoo! Dude is playing live all the time, in a community with a brick and mortar store that carries Washburns in inventory. Make it a journeymans axe. THAT sells.

When I was looking to get a real guitar (after playing a lami Alvarez for a while that you could not play above the 5th fret, because of the high action, and needed a reset), I talked to a session drummer I knew, and he mentioned another brand name, and his comment was all the pros I know play ******, what's that tell ya

You could do that with Washburn in that acoustically crazed maritime province.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: cedwards on March 02, 2010, 05:33:44 PM
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Pike on March 02, 2010, 05:40:29 PM
And these folks, a couple of Keel's fav's...

The Iveys
http://www.theiveysmusic.com/

Jayne Kelli
http://www.myspace.com/jaynekelli

Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: jerryaubrey on March 03, 2010, 03:57:42 AM
Me.Can you pay the delivery charge as well Nick.Thanks Jerry.
I'll be devastated if you don't send me one this instant.
How would you like that on your conscience?HmmmmJerry
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Paulcc1 on March 03, 2010, 06:09:23 AM
Chris Tomlin
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: magoo99 on March 03, 2010, 07:22:35 AM
quote:

I vote for magoo! Dude is playing live all the time, in a community with a brick and mortar store that carries Washburns in inventory. Make it a journeymans axe. THAT sells.
 



KIMO, You the man....LMAO

I'm thinking Pike is gonna  vote for his old Buddie SHIP...LOL
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Toaster20 on March 03, 2010, 07:27:35 AM
Warren Haynes

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Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Junior88 on March 03, 2010, 08:25:50 AM
Jack Johnson.

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Official Ambassador to all new Junior Members (U-17)
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Zeroroaster on March 03, 2010, 09:03:07 AM

In all seriousness Nick, you could do a lot worse in advertising than giving a Washburn mando to Magoo. Mandos in Newfoundland are a BIG deal. Well, acoustics of any kind really. That's their thing. You want to sell guitars, putting them in the hands of big guns isn't necessarily the best idea. They don't give a damn about you or your product, they can have anything they want....and many of them use customs anyhow.

You want to sell to the masses, market through the masses. Magoo gigs all the time. His band is all over the place. That puts your product, at your price range, right in the faces and hands of the people who are looking for them. How do I know? If I want to sell a guitar here, I take it to one jam, one gig, or teach with it here for a couple of days...sold, gone. If it's good enough for me, it's good enough for them.

The Maritimes is an enormous acoustic market (why do you think we want to get back there so bad?)...well, ok, family, lobster, and great kitchen jams have alot to do with it too. But face it, I'll do ten times the business there than I do in Alberta...they REALLY play, all the time.

You guys spend more for your staples and paper clips than you do for your mandolins...ship a nice one to Magoo.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: piebaldpython on March 03, 2010, 09:11:08 AM
OK Nick.....you have to get a gal (Sheryl Crow-ish, Jewel-ish or Carrie Underwood-ish) endorse one of your acoustic gits.  She doesn't have to be famous for her git playing, she just has to play your git.

A woman endorspr scores on two fronts.  First, it attracts FEMALES who would/maybe identify with her.  Second, unless she's singing nothing by melodically vapid songs, she'll attract the attention of GUYS who think....hey, she's cute and she ain't half-bad on that git.  Which translated to $$$'s for Washburn because that guy will buy his gal THAT git.  

A year or so ago, there was a clip of Jewel playing a RESO and all of us reso fanatics tripped all over ourselves in delight at a COOL gal playing a reso.

BTW....get ORIANTHI to endorse your Washburn electric gits.  Young, cute and she can flat out PLAY
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Zeroroaster on March 03, 2010, 09:19:18 AM

I'm not so sure about that PBP. When Ovations came out, they really hit hard with the female players too. So much so, we nicknamed them (no offense here ladies) 'Ovulations'. Anyhew, after that Ovation could've built a death metal axe and none of us would've gone near it.

Not that I don't admire a lady who can really burn, but a guy won't buy that same guitar. I watch these young people, old people, whoever shop for guitars all the time. It's intensely personal, and the guys are the guys, the girls are the girls.

As for people like Orianthi, well, she's an ok player, but certainly no Eddie V. Often, the problem is that she is a good looking girl and we're willing to factor that in to how good of a player she is or isn't, and that is VERY wrong.

So, here we are...square one again...send a mando to Magoo.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Toaster20 on March 03, 2010, 10:04:10 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Zeroroaster


So, here we are...square one again...send a mando to Magoo.


How's he look in a bikini?

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Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: magoo99 on March 03, 2010, 10:28:57 AM
quote:
How's he look in a bikini?
 


LAMO
Lets not even go there...LOL
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Junior88 on March 03, 2010, 11:13:38 AM
I agree with them, get the small guys to start playing. Send em a guit, a tee shirt and a hat, they will be happy, and your guitars get way more exposure. A couple hunred people 3 times a week, with twenty or so artists, not bad exposure.

Hell, even my rockband teacher, and my lessons teacher have been taking 2 looks at my F10S..

Send Magoo one! (We are all trying to get you a free Mando man, just remember that [;)] )

Washburn N2, Washburn F10S
I've got some other stuff too.. Everything from guitars to a Balalaika.

Official Ambassador to all new Junior Members (U-17)
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Rocket on March 03, 2010, 11:27:58 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Zeroroaster

When Ovations came out, they really hit hard with the female players too. So much so, we nicknamed them (no offense here ladies) 'Ovulations'. Anyhew, after that Ovation could've built a death metal axe and none of us would've gone near it.

HEY!
I've still got a couple of the customs provided to me back in the day when I had a pretty sweet endorsement hook with them. They treated a nobody like a somebody, took input, and kept me stocked with very nice accoutrements.
Even tho I've never received a dime & don't use their products anymore I'll always have fond memories of Ovation, KMC, & Charlie Kaman.
If, for no other reason... they were fun & easy.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Zeroroaster on March 03, 2010, 02:04:08 PM

Well that's good to know Rocket..see how perception gets skewered? Very interesting indeed.

As for the fun and easy part, that described alot of the girls who played Ovations too...not meaning anything, just sayin'.[;)]
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Rocket on March 03, 2010, 02:18:43 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Zeroroaster

As for the fun and easy part, that described alot of the girls who played Ovations too...not meaning anything, just sayin'.

Who & where were they hiding?
(I was fun & easy too... but I toted a couple of very manly Glen Campbell Specials!)
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Zeroroaster on March 04, 2010, 12:18:34 AM

Geez Rocket it's not like I knew them personally or anything...[;)]

Actually, I confess, I did know a few...not my type, but fun to party with for sure. They were doing that whole folky/granola/whatever thing. I counted less flakes in my box of Raisin Bran than on that tour circuit..heh, heh. Regardless, they were singing about the good life, partying extensively and strumming Ovations. Luckily, I was merely a hired gun and when the gig was over, I could go cleanse myself with some Blue Oyster Cult.

So the Glen Campbell model hunh? Wow...that's manly alright!
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Pike on March 04, 2010, 04:24:38 AM
quote:
I toted a couple of very manly Glen Campbell Specials!)
Still have one of those Rocket?
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Paulcc1 on March 04, 2010, 06:12:46 AM
Worship leaders in  churches they are seen every week by young people. It's about time they got rid of their Taylors.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: WB-Nick on March 04, 2010, 08:38:39 AM
Thanks for all the input guys.  It's nice to get a different perspective once in a while.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: Zeroroaster on March 04, 2010, 09:04:00 AM

Seriously Nick, Paulcc1 brings up an EXCELLENT point. Aside from worshiping the Lord, church is BIG, BIG business. In fact, it's so big it's terrifying. Even around here, in rural Alberta, these guys are all packing Martins, and the congregation will do whatever Pastor Dude says. Personally, I've never hit that market as I have a thing about using God for personal gain or benefit, but obviously there's a whole stack of people who have no such reservations.

Now, being a shyster aside. When we have dealt with religion and sold them stuff they actually did need, the cheque NEVER bounces...then again, in God we Trust, everyone else pays cash, card, or debit.
Title: Acoustic Artists
Post by: mcloud10 on March 04, 2010, 09:06:33 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Paulcc1

Worship leaders in  churches they are seen every week by young people. It's about time they got rid of their Taylors.




Too true!  My niece plays a Taylor 310CE in her church.  I showed her my D10SCE, and, of course, she acted like she wasn't impressed.  The D10 played very comparably with the Taylor.  She did go on and on about the Expression System, which seems to be a very nice pickup system.

Now that I've added Elixr strings and a Tusq saddle, my D10 really shines.  It sounds every bit as rich as the Taylor, acoustically.  I haven't heard her Taylor amped.

I play my D10 and C104SCE twice a week at church services.  Many have remarked at the rich tone of my guitars.  I went halves with my son, who wanted a guitar for his birthday.  He plays that all over with his friends.  When playing guitar at home with his friends, he'll grab my '73 W240 12 string and play it.  They're always Wowed! by the deep sound of that 12.

Taylor does make a fine guitar, but really, the Washburn design, with the right saddle/setup and tweaks, can hold its own and then some.

Mark

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'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
'73 Sivertone Model 319
'85 Ibanez DCL St.Chorus
Rocktron Compressor
DiMarzio Acoustic Pickup
Peavey Backstage Amp
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