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Fingerpickin’ Good: Street Sounds’ Guild Guitar Event – 4.20.13

Doyle Dykes with Guild Signature Acoustic Guitar (Photo by Robert Falcetti)

Doyle Dykes with Guild Signature Acoustic Guitar (Photo by Robert Falcetti)

What It Is…
I’m thrilled to announce a very special event for those who appreciate sparkling acoustic guitar tone and lightning licks. On Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 1:00 pm Street Sounds Music Store will treat us NAMM deprived Brooklynites to a Guild Guitar Clinic featuring renowned musician Doyle Dykes.

Dykes is a life long player, a songwriter and author. He toured with the late Grandpa Jones and has played the legendary stage of the Grand Ole Oprey on many occasions. His compositions and recordings have been heard in a number of interesting settings including as cues for NPR News, Disney’s California Adventure theme park, and even on the Space Shuttle Atlantis. His style ranges from Bluegrass to Jazz, Beatles to Devotional.

The gifted guitarist will offer attendees a short course on his fingerpicking style and introduce them to the beautiful Signature Model Guild has created to his specifications. Based around the Guild F47 Dykes’ instrument features an Adirondack (Red Spruce) top and quilted Maple back and sides with classic Florentine cutaway. Its fretboard and headstock embellishments honor his heroes Chet Atkins and Duane Eddy, while its slightly shallowed body adds snap and responsiveness to the overall sound. Doyle’s choices make this a standout addition to any player’s collection.

SkeletonPete Says…
Don’t miss the chance to see and hear this magnificent six-string live in the hands of the player who helped design it. Street Sounds is located at 9206 Third Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209. Admission is free, and proprietor Rocky Schiano and his family always welcome you like you’re kinfolk.

Street Sounds Proprietor, Rocky Schiano (right), with Doyle and his Signature Model Guild Acoustic

Street Sounds Proprietor, Rocky Schiano (right), with Doyle and his Signature Model Guild Acoustic

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