Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

  1. #1

    Default Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Canadian guitar virtuoso Stephen Fearing has played his original Manzer "Cowpoke" for the last three decades. I just returned from seeing him in concert, and is it very difficult to make any kind of distinction between his virtuosity and her instrument. I post this here because I believe after listening to them both speak on their particular areas of expertise, it permanently puts paid to those who want to deny the facts regarding acoustic instrument break in and evolution.

    But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
    And London never fails to leave me blue
    And Paris never was my kinda town
    So I walked around with the Ft. Worth Blues

  2. #2
    Martin Stillion mrmando's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    11,980

    Default Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Just saw Bruce Cockburn ... looks like Manzer has built him a charango!
    Emando.com: More than you wanted to know about electric mandolins.

    Notorious: My Celtic CD--listen & buy!

    Donaldson Wood Thormahlen Andersen Old Wave Bacorn Yanuziello Fender National Gibson Franke Fuchs Aceto Three Hungry Pit Bulls

  3. #3
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Invergordon,Scotland
    Posts
    2,299

    Default Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Yes, good stuff. Stephen's quite a talker, I must say, but it was interesting.
    David A. Gordon

  4. #4
    Registered User John Bertotti's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    SD
    Posts
    2,871

    Default Re: Stephen Fearing's New Manzer Cowpoke

    Quote Originally Posted by Fretbear View Post
    Canadian guitar virtuoso Stephen Fearing has played his original Manzer "Cowpoke" for the last three decades. I just returned from seeing him in concert, and is it very difficult to make any kind of distinction between his virtuosity and her instrument. I post this here because I believe after listening to them both speak on their particular areas of expertise, it permanently puts paid to those who want to deny the facts regarding acoustic instrument break-in and evolution.

    Well, I disagree this puts nothing to rest in the breaking in argument. I believe instruments change over time but the sad truth our hearing observations are way less than perfect. Until someone can track this with data everyone will not believe it. I also think the break-in we perceive as players has as much to do with resonances we feel as much as hear. And still, I can not prove that. I can give my Martin to a dozen guitar players and have and everyone says wow that's a keeper, people on the outside listening may or may not believe that. I will say his commnets on enviromental changes certainly shows the impact on an instrument.
    My avatar is of my OldWave Oval A

    Creativity is just doing something wierd and finding out others like it.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •