I became friends with a fellow worker when we were both doing contract work for G.E. Nuclear in Wilmington, N.C. He was related to a famous folk singer, one who was considered to be the godfather of the 50's folk revival movement, Woody Guthrie. Probably his most famous recording was "This Land Is Your Land".
Why did I think about him today? Well, it was on October 3rd in 1967 that Woody past away. My friend, Mike, used to come to my place and while he was there, he loved to play my guitar. You see, I had an Ovation and he just loved to play it.
BTW, I still have that old guitar and it still sounds great. Of course it sounded a lot better when Mike played it. Not only that, since it has an aluminum neck, the neck is just as straight as it was when it was made in 1960. You used to see a lot of singing stars playing Ovation guitars on TV. Mine, the ultra deep dish, was made for only one year, as far as my research shows.
If anybody out there, after reading this blog, knows the whereabouts of Mike Guthrie let me know or tell him to get in touch with me. I sure would enjoy getting to talk to him again. BTW, I did mention Mike in a previous blog back on Valentines Day in 2011. In case you are interested, here is a link to that blog posting: http://dizzydick.blogspot.com/2011/02/fretting-over-guitar-stands.html
Since then, I have learned to play it as it is and I don't have any problems with it. I do have another guitar which I posted about here:
OK, enjoy whatever music you like and just make sure that you all have a great day, you hear?