Have any of you played both the maple and Ickes models of the new Nati-Horns?
I know that the maple is brighter than the mahogany, but how does the Ickes compare to the maple in terms of tone, volume, etc.
The Ickes model is priced significantly higher than the other two...I would imagine that the purfling and different tone woods account for some of the price difference...
It's rare (here) to get a chance like this: Rob Ickes and Jim Hurst hold parallel workshops and then bring their two classes together at the end of the session for a "mini-concert."
I wonder if any other New York-area resophonicians are planning to attend this event (click and scroll down) hosted by the Hudson Valley Bluegrass Ass'n.
this Sunday, July 7, 2013 workshops ($55) from 2:00 - 4:00 P.M. and concert ($25) at 7:30 P.M., (doors open at 6:45)
at Christ Church, 20 Carroll Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, just under 2 hours north of the city.
PM me if you're going.
Looking to pick up Rob Ickes "Essential Techniques" 2-DVD set from somebody who doesn't need it any more.
If you have a copy you don't mind parting with or know of a copy that is available, please email me at oboeblower AT gmail DOT com.