"Sound Bites"

On April 25th, 2003, Chris went with some friends to Pinewood Studios in Shelbyville, Tennessee, to record some "sound bites" of CB instruments. The sessions were intended to allow those who are considering buying a CB instrument to compare the sounds of the different instruments Chris offers, as well as compare the sound of CB instruments to some of the finest vintage instruments ever made.

During the sessions twelve CB instruments were recorded, which was the largest collection of Chris' instruments ever in one place, along with a selection of vintage instruments. Chris was very excited to have the opportunity to play some of the instruments he has crafted over the years, and everyone found the day to be very educational.

Chris would like to thank his friends who loaned their time, talent, and instruments to this project. The sessions could not have been produced without the sincere efforts of those involved. A special thanks goes to Jim Wood, owner of Pinewood Studios, for allowing us to use his facilities as well as selections from his impressive collection of vintage instruments, and to Boge Quinn, who conceived and produced the sessions.

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Chris Bozung - Flatpick guitar - "Fireball Mail" (bluegrass solo)

CB AuditoriOM Mahogany   CB AuditoriOM Mahogany "Fleur-de-Lis"   CB Herringbone Brazilian Rosewood   CB Herringbone Mahogany
             
CB Model J Brazilian Rosewood   CB Model J Cocobolo   CB Model J Mahogany   CB Special Curly Maple
             
CB Super Cocobolo   1934 Gibson L-00   1939 Gibson J-35   1946 Martin OO-18
             
    1950 Martin D-18   1950 Martin D-28    

 

Gene Bush - Fingerstyle guitar (bare fingers) - "Deep River Blues"

CB Model J Brazilian Rosewood   CB Model J Cocobolo   CB Model J Mahogany   CB Special Curly Maple
             
CB-ROM   1928 Dobro Roundneck   1934 Gibson L-00   1939 Gibson J-35

 

James E. Wood - Fingerstyle guitar (with thumb pick) - "Festival Rag"

"Festival rag" copyright 2003 James E. Wood

CB AuditoriOM Mahogany "Fleur-de-Lis"   CB Model J Brazilian Rosewood   CB Model J Cocobolo   CB Model J Mahogany
             
CB Special Curly Maple   CB-ROM   1928 Dobro Roundneck   1934 Gibson L-00
             
    1939 Gibson J-35   1946 Martin OO-18    

 

Jim Wood - Flatpick guitar in DADGAD tuning - "Whiskey Before Breakfast"

CB Model J Brazilian Rosewood   CB Model J Cocobolo   CB Model J Mahogany   1939 Gibson J-35

The Instruments

CB AuditoriOM with Red Spruce top and Mahogany back & sides (the first CB AuditoriOM, owned by Inge Wood)

CB AuditoriOM with Red Spruce top and Mahogany back & sides (the first Fleur-de-Lis inlay guitar)

CB Herringbone with Red Spruce top & Brazilian Rosewood back & sides (the first CB guitar, owned by Chris Bozung)

CB Herringbone with Red Spruce top & Mahogany back & sides (the first CB Leaf inlay guitar, owned by James E. Wood)

CB Herringbone with Red Spruce top & Mahogany back & sides (owned by Jim Wood)

CB Model J with Engelmann Spruce top & Cocobolo back & sides (the first Model J and the first Cocobolo CB guitar, owned by Boge Quinn)

CB Model J with Red Spruce top & Brazilian Rosewood back & sides (owned by James E. Wood)

CB Model J with Red Spruce top & Mahogany back & sides (the first "slot-head" CB guitar, owned by Gene Bush)

CB-ROM resonator guitar with Sitka Spruce top & Walnut back & sides (the first CB-ROM, owned by James E. Wood)

CB Special with Sitka Spruce top & Curly Maple back & sides (the first CB Special, owned by Bonita Quinn)

CB Super with Engelmann Spruce top & Cocobolo back & sides (the first CB Super, owned by Boge Quinn)

1928 Dobro resonator guitar (roundneck), owned by Gene Bush (for comparison to the CB-ROM)

1934 Gibson L-00, Mahogany back & sides, owned by Boge Quinn (for comparison to the CB Special)

1939 Gibson J-35, Mahogany back & sides, owned by Gene Bush (for comparison to the CB Model J)

1946 Martin OO-18, Mahogany back & sides, owned by Jim Wood (for comparison to the CB AuditoriOM)

1950 Martin D-18, Mahogany back & sides, owned by Jim Wood (for comparison to the CB Herringbone Mahogany)

1950 Martin D-28, Brazilian Rosewood back & sides, owned by Dixie Bozung (for comparison to the CB Herringbone Brazilian Rosewood)

The Players

Chris Bozung - Flatpick guitar

Gene Bush - Fingerstyle guitar (bare fingers)

James E. Wood - Fingerstyle guitar (with thumb pick)

Jim Wood - Flatpick guitar in DADGAD tuning

The Sessions

Technical Notes:

Produced by Boge Quinn, engineered and mastered by John Furbush.

All tunes were recorded on the same day with no overdubs, and most were recorded in one "take". To give the closest possible comparisons between instruments, the exact same microphones, relative microphone locations and set-ups were used for all instruments. Two microphones were used for stereo separation. Recording was direct to digital, and mastered "dry".

WAV files were ripped direct from master CD by Boge Quinn using Easy CD-DA Extractor software, Windows Audio Compression Manager output format, and Microsoft IMA ADPCM CODEC at 44,100 Hz, 4-bit stereo. Compressed WAV files were used for maximum compatibility over a broad range of computer systems, as not everyone has MP3 player software installed. If for any reason your computer is unable to play these files, please email the Webmaster so we can address any problems.

 

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