Just got back from a cool little jam at a friend of a friends house. I was introduced to this guy through a clawhammer buddy of mine. He was a guitar picker, and I brought my old Gibson, and we all sat around and picked for a couple hours. The banjo picker had to go, and I stuck around to pick some tunes.
The guy was pickin a nice sounding Carvin flattop, but after the banjo player he brought out this tiny little Martin to see how it sounded with my Gibson. I mean this thing was tiny. It was a 15-style Martin with the mahogany top, but looked about half-size. I found out when I got home it is called a Terz, but I thought he was sayin "Terd" and I didn't want to be rude so I just kept my mouth shut.
Anyhow, the sound of an old Gibson A with this little guit-box was really, really cool. They complimented eachother great because both sounded real warm and we could relax a bit...no problem at all with being heard for either of us. We were pickin through some Carter style stuff and some slower fiddle tunes ala Liberty, Bonapartes Retreat and some other common ones.
This guy new alot of Celtic stuff. I'm hopin to convince him to pick some more, teach me some tunes, I can teach him some, and see if we can't get some small duo gigs to see how it works. Always good to make a new pickin buddy, especially one who understands volume dynamics, and has an instrument that does the same.