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Bruce Bouton and His Awesome Asher

Friday, October 31, 2008
Two-time CMA Award winner Bruce Bouton has some pretty nice things to say about his Asher Electro Hawaiian Junior, which he is currently on tour with Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson (2 Worlds 2 Voices tour). 

This is what he wrote on the Steel Guitar Forum:
We put a couple of Lollar Imperial humbuckers in and it sounds wonderful. I also had Tim Scheerhorn install a "Belly Bar' so I can play standing up. The Guitar looks and sounds great. I use it for the slide stuff that i do with Reba and Kelly. The more I play it the more I love it. The long scale rocks.”
Check here for tour dates: http://www.reba.com/tour/

Happy Touring!


Michael @Asher Guitars

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Museum of Making Music Opening

Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The opening reception for the Museum of Making Music on October 11 was a really special event for Asher Guitars. Four of our instruments were displayed beautifully behind glass and fancy lighting in the 6-month-long exhibit titled “The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar”. The Asher instruments, representing contemporary slide instruments, had good company – some rare historic Weissenborn lap steels, along with more exotic instruments from around the world. 

A highlight of the night came during the concert that followed – slide master Sonny Landreth ripping on our new model - the Asher Electro Sonic neck-through guitar - in a rockin’ duet with the other slide master on the planet David Lindley. Sonny’s solo on the Electro Sonic sounded amazing – wish you all could’ve been there! 

Here are some pictures from the event:

Billy looking suave with some sweet guitars and Sonny on the Electro Sonic:




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Bill in a new book!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
More cool news: Bill Asher is one of the guitar builders featured in a just released book
titled "Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art and Craft of Contemporary Guitars"
by Robert Shaw. The book contains beautifully photographed instruments, both
acoustic and electric, that were handcrafted by notable artisans in the
industry. This is a really great book for any guitar enthusiast. You can
find it here:
Amazon.com: Hand Made, Hand Played: The Art & Craft of Contemporary Guitars
Happy reading and playing!

Michael @Asher Guitars

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Asher Guitars at NAMM!

Monday, October 6, 2008
Great news, guys: Asher guitars recently delivered 4 lap steel guitars for the upcoming National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) exhibition in Carlsbad, CA titled "The Magic and Mystery of Slide Guitar." The show opens on October 11 and will be running for 6 months at NAMM's Museum of Making Music. The show will feature Asher Lap Steels, among other modern day notable slide guitar makers, as well as prime examples of the instruments that started the slide phenomenon. Check out the link to find out more about the exhibit and who will be performing in the slide concert series. www.museumofmakingmusic.org
Definitely check it out if you're in the area. Updates as more cool stuff happens!

Michael @Asher Guitars

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