The WhelTone Single-Cut,
This is Robert Whelton's first guitar built and designed with the help of Jonas Celeen at his shop in Boulder, CO. Here is a Kickstarter promotion that shows the guitar in detail. He used student quality woods to build a guitar that has a fantastic tone, a great feel when you put it on and a quality that keeps it in your hands for a long time. I am excited to hear these instruments with the higher grade woods and this design. The added midi control is awesome when used for performance or composition.
Recently I played this instrument at the Jonas Guitar booth at the Boulder Creek Festival. The sounds produced where turning heads constantly. With the GR 55 it was easy to loop a melodic idea and then jam over it. I could easily see this instrument as a one stop for players who cover many styles and instrument soloists/ loopers.
I have been asked to compose music for the Kickstarter Project using these instruments. Very exciting indeed!
Recently finished two new original songs with Andrew Frank on Drums. Leaving the Past and U Fuel My Need. One a ballad and the other uptempo and funky. Andrew nailed some great drum parts and helped me test my new Focusrite 8 track recording gear.
Guitar instruction has given me great students who also grow into these great artists that turn out to be great songwriting partners! Dennis Wanebo is a great example of someone who always had music sitting inside and finally put it out in the band Martian Acres.
Rehearsed with Chris, (guitar, vocals) Tate (drums) and Steve Ignelzi (bass) tonight. Their band is called Signal Z. I am joining them for shows over the next couple of months. It sounds like a jamming modal minor blues thing with a strong groove. Very eclectic set of songs that i have not played from Joan Armatrading, Diane Reeves, Charlie Hunter, Derek Trucks to name a few. Do come see them.
Tate is working his DJ skills and played me some groovy tracks. We talked about him creating some tracks for my solo effort.
Find detailed info on my calendar page about when and where we are performing.
Most happy with a guitar around my neck though it is starting to weigh me down!