I recently, on you tube, caught an old interview with James Taylor where he went into his climate controlled vault and showed off some of his old guitars. He made a statement that these guitars had worn out ,that they eventually get to a point where they don't sound good anymore.( this was a while ago and I can't remember exactly why he felt they wore out ,just that he doesn't play them anymore)
I have a lot of time for James Taylor, and anything he has to say about guitars I'm going to listen to. My immediate reaction however was to scratch my head as I fix old guitars all the time, and it seems to me that the older they get the better they sound. (yes they need frets and neck resets etc). he obviously can afford to pay a luthier, there must be something else at play here
Now James plays a lot, he's a working musician, putting many more hours on a guitar than many,
Can anybody shed any light on this comment ( then perhaps I'll write to him and offer to start fixing his guitars)
I always had a thing for old Chris Craft runabouts, but they give the phrase "a boat is a hole in the water you throw money into" new meaning.
I found it in our local library a few years ago. Thinking about it here got me looking for a copy of my own. I usually buy books for Kindle now ( my family share a single account so we all have access to the same library) but this one would probably end up in my small music library so I may spring for the hardback. Good writer with a nice subtle humor and a knack for keeping your interest. The book ended up covering aspects of the topic that I wouldn't have though of as he learned about these "boxes with strings". Not heavy, not deep but a great read.