My old jumbo acoustic guitar and our finely handcrafted piano can make the sweetest sounding music together. Two very strong voices that are able to blend to produce a nearly perfect balance of tones.
The guitar is a Kiso Suzuki “Estrada” J-200 model, from the early 1970’s. It is adorned with mother-of-pearl inlay work on the rosewood fingerboard, bridge and headstock. It is quite large and growls like a bear.
The Sohmer piano was lovingly crafted in New York City. The Steinway that we thought we wanted was way beyond our humble budget. This Sohmer cherry wood piano has served our family like a dear old friend.
This photo is dedicated to my wife, Abbey …our family’s keyboard player (her birthday is just around the corner).
The photo was shot in our living room (also serves as the music room) in north central Pennsylvania, USA. It was taken with a Canon EOS 10D body fitted with a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L Zoom lens, at the 39mm focal length. The shutter speed was 1/3rd sec at f/6.7. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto, tripod was used with a remote shutter release cable.
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© 2009 Gene Walls
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