Wednesday, July 14, 2010

More Michigan: Motor City Mad Man - The Nuge

Nothing says (screams) Michigan quite like The Nuge.   Free for All is considered his best album (I give Cat Scratch Fever a slight edge), this classic has the title track of course, plus Dog Eat Dog, Turn It Up, and Hammerdown.  If you read this blog - you will recall how engrossed I am with Ted's signature Gibson guitar.  It was given the name Byrdland because is was originally custom built by Gibson for two famous Nashville session muscians - Billy Byrd and Hank Garland.  You will see some Byrdlands with a rounded end or Venetian style lower cutaway.  From most photos, Ted prefers the sharp or pointier Florentine lower cutaway.  According to a Gibson message board, the guitar is currently available as part of Gibson's Custom series and is made with the Florentine cutaway.

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