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David Tanenbaum  
Hi Steve.

Hey Steve I hope this finds you well, thriving, building away, enjoying married life and the ocean. I've just gotten back from a month of touring that had me playing my Connor in all kinds of environments, from the dry winter of Utah to the dry desert of Joshua Tree, California to the wet summer of New Zealand. And it all worked wonderfully. Last week I played with the New Zealand String Quartet in a church with about 800 people, no amplification and it worked fine. We were thinking that we might need amplification for that concert and we discovered an interesting thing. The tech guy had a mike with a clip, and we clipped onto the second sound hole and hung the mike inside the guitar. That was a great solution that I will use in the future for concertos and the like, but we didn't even need it, as it turned out.

Next week I will play the world premiere of an amazing half hour long piece by the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidalina for three guitars, cello and bass. It's sponsored by the San Francisco Symphony and we are doing it their large hall, which seats around 3000, and again, same story, no mikes. The possibilities here just keep on keeping on.

Anyway that's the update. Fyi, I've never even used the adjustable action device, although I guess I could have in the dry weather. But the action feels comfortable without using it. I also have been playing solo recitals mostly with the door on, as I feel like I almost hear too much in those cases, unless the hall is super big. But having the option of all that sound is just the best. So, again, thanks for the terrific guitar!

David Tanenbaum


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