guitars

Guitar Playing Heritage – Part II

Copyright © 2015 by Larry G. Overton   A couple of weeks ago, I posted an article about (along with pictures of) the guitars my Granddad and Dad had back in their early days. I also stated that I am on a quest to see if I can find out more about these guitars. Well, I haven’t been able to nail down just exactly what brand(s) of guitars these were, or exactly when they were purchased, but with some help I…

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Parlor Guitars

Copyright © 2015 by Larry G. Overton  I posted last week about the guitars my Granddad and Dad had back in their early days. I’m still trying to find out as much as I can about those guitars, but I do know that both of them would be called parlor guitars by today’s standards. So for now let me talk briefly about parlor guitars.  It is a relatively easy task to pigeonhole certain guitars into the parlor category, but it’s…

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Guitar Playing Heritage

For me, playing guitar has always been a family thing. Both my father and grandfather before me played guitar. I’ve known this for a long time, but I wasn’t familiar with the instruments they played when they were young. Going through some old photographs recently, I found two pictures of them playing guitars I’d never seen before. The first picture is of my grandfather, Richard McKinley Roosevelt Overton (how’s that for a name?!?), posed with his brother Jesse. Great uncle…

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