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1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 9:25 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Had it for a long time and just now I got it back to playing condition again!



Gotta love ladder bracing! :mrgreen:

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:39 am
by ricbleu
Yup, gotta love it all right. Sounds really nice, BJ and you play it really clean. Is she all wood lam, I presume? Certainly throws out a good clear tone. And what tuning are you using there, please, John? :D Peace.

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:46 pm
by Jakeblues
Sounds great John. Real classic blues sound. You really make it sing...although I should give a listen through some real speakers to do it justice. (That will have to wait a little though...I just got home from the firehouse and have coffee in hand, feat by the fire and an old stray tabby cat snoring in my lap.)

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:45 pm
by SouthernSounds
Great job, as always, John: you certainly got the blues in those fingers man, and that baby sounds niiiiiice! :D

Thanks for the video!

All the best,
B.

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:15 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Ric, the woods are all solid on these. I think it's birch sides and back, spruce top. Neck is maple most likely, looks like it, but they also had some other woods.
Tuning is open G here. It gives a very sharp distinct tone on this guitar.

Jake, yeah, this is truly the sound of many old blues players, they mostly had old ladder braced cheapo's..

B, thanks a lot man.

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:55 pm
by Lo-Fi
Looks like a position marker on the 10th fret. Just might be one of the Schmidt-made Brunos.

Re: 1920/30's BRUNO guitar..

PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 pm
by bottleneckjohn
Yep, it's a Schmidt made guitar!