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Re: SASS After You've Gone
Ken, I’m a bit tardy in checking out your SASS videos but I want to let you know that the D’Angelico Guitar throwback video prompted me to find out more about Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt. I found this documentary video about Django pretty interesting, maybe others will too.
I love the 1920s New York brownstone parlor setting for this video as it adds atmosphere to the song!
Ken, Thanks for posting "After You've Gone". Vinnie Raniolo performs, tours and records with Frank Vignola..pretty good resume there!
I'm guessing the video, which is VERY nicely done by the way, is a promo for D'Angelico guitars.
John D'Angelico, of course was a famous VERY highly regarded builder of Big$$$ arch top guitars for some of the more highly respected jazz and big band players, way back in the day.
Today, someone has acquired the name and the market is flooded with Chinese copies (sort of) of the prestigious originals.
I'd be curious to know what type of amp/sound system is used on that video. Tough to get an accurate acoustic sound when plugged in and the video indeed has a great acoustic tone to it.
Interesting story concerning Mr. D'Angelico. In the 1950's, Andy Griffith was doing the Broadway version of "No Time for Sargeants". He had been allowed to keep the Martin D 18 that was used in the film "A Face in the Crowd". The guitar had, for some reason been re painted black by the prop department for the film. Andy patiently sanded all the finish off. He'd noticed a "guitar shop" in the neighborhood of the theatre he was working in. He had the shop owner re finish his D 18 with a gloss lacquer finish. That shop owner was John D'Angelico. I'll go on a short limb to say that famous D 18 is the only Martin/D'Angelico on the planet!