Happy New Year

Happy New Year Everyone,

I wanted to share one of the best kept secrets for those who have waited until after Christmas to get that perfect gift for that guitar player or acoustic instrument collector in your life. Perhaps you are still pondering that special gift that will change any guitarist’s life forever.

Recently I had the amazing opportunity to record with Andy Falco (Infamous String Dusters), his brother Pat Falco, Chris Marshak (Steve Windwood), Peter Levin( Gregg Allman) and Joey Williams (The Blind Boys) at Waters Music Recording Studios in Hoboken NJ . I will tell you more of that recording session as the songs we recorded mature. During that said recording session, I had an epiphany. Yes, a sudden leap of understanding especially through an ordinary but striking occurrence. This all happened while watching and listening to Andy Falco record his guitar parts on his D1A Collings.

One of those secrets is how Andy Falco gets some of his great acoustic sounds. The fact is that he is one of, if not the most incredible shredding acoustic guitarists on the planet. On top of all of his talent, when you add his D1A Collings guitar, amazing things begin to happen. I am using my Collings guitar (pictured) as a model image for my latest oil painting project. (Don’t worry, it is not normally in the sun in my art studio).

My good friend, and undeniably one of  Pittsburgh’s best guitarists, Frank Soriano, has been telling me about his Collings for years. Yes, it takes me a long time to understand some things but once I put my Collings in my hands, the clouds parted and now I can’t stop playing my D1A Collings guitar.


Where do you start to find your next.. best kept secret or guitar gift?

Call Acoustic Music Works and ask for Steve or Raymond… here is their website www.AcousticMusicWorks.com and a little about AMW.

They are the most knowledgeable guys you may ever meet when it comes to acoustic instruments.

They ship all around the world so don’t think you are too far away.

Acoustic Music Works is that cool guitar shop at the corner of Murray Ave. and Phillips Ave. in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh –  a “local” brick and mortar store with a worldwide customer base.

Acoustic Music Works keeps about five hundred fretted instruments in stock. These include the finest factory built steel string and resonator guitars, as well as a few archtops, and the very impressive electric guitars from Bill Collings. We feature the region’s best selection of professional grade steel string guitars from Collings, Huss & Dalton, Bourgeois, Baleno, Beard, Lowden, National Resophonic, and Eastman. Since we take trades and consignments, we often have great (used and vintage) Martins, Gibsons, Santa Cruz, Merrill, Froggy Bottom, Goodalls, Benedetto, Flammang, Tippin, Ryan, Olson, Lucas, Walker, Kopp, Stelling and other top brands. We also carry intermediate grade instruments from Eastman and Blueridge, and from time to time, custom guitars by individual luthiers, including our own in-house luthiers Raymond Morin and Adam Rosseau. AMW also has one of the best inventories of mandolins, banjos, and ukuleles in the USA. See us for Bishline, Stelling, Huber, Phoenix, Deering, Stiver, Chuck Lee, OME and more!

If you are looking for a less expensive gift for that recording studio or special guitarist, check out what is new on my RonPullmanMusic.com website art store! We now have available a gallery wrapped oil painting,Back to the Island, for purchase. The sale of this art will go to the fund the Hurricane Irma victims in the Florida Keys.