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    I've just had the pleasure of attending a big world music festival in the UK, and saw numerous guitar players (such as Manecas Costa and Djelimady Tounkara) who could chew up and spit out most western players. So why were they all playing crappy beginners' guitars with no spares? Why are guitar companies happy to give guitars to skateboarders and actresses, but ignore these (frankly very scary) players? If there are any marketing deptartments reading this, here's a challenge - look beyond the US and the UK. There's a whole WORLD of budding players out there.

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    Good call Paul. Unfortunately endorsements are all about dough and the bottom line for these big wigs is more and more dough.


    • #3
      some of these guys are just phenomenal!

      When these guys start selling CDs to white American kids, the manufacturers will be tripping over themselves to give them anything. Until then, they will suffer their current fate...Sekou Bembeya Diabat
      "We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties due to reality fluctuations. The elves are working tirelessly to patch the correct version of reality. Activities here have been temporarily disabled since the fundamentals of mathematics, physics and reason may be incomprehensible during this indeterminate period of instability. Normal service will be restored once we are certain as to what 'normal' is."

      Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally used up and worn out, shouting ', what a ride!'
      "The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively" ~Bob Marley


      • #4
        Yep. I love Ali Farka Tour