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Just had to share this with you. Buddy Miller is one of my favourite guitarists and plays a couple of vintage Wandre guitars. I had an original Wandre Soloist a few years ago and very much regret selling it. (It can be heard on the track 'First Boy On The Moon.' )


Anyway, this is a video of Buddy talking to Premieer Guitar magazine in his home studio. Such a great player and seems like a lovely guy too. I'd love to collaborate on a three way guitar album with Buddy, Bill Frisell and myself. That would be a dream come true for me.


The interview is quite long but well worth watching. A nice connection is the little Viellette 'mandola' style guitar`Buddy demonstrates towards the end of the video. It was made by Joe Villette who built my late '70s Viellette-Citron guitar for me. And check out that stereo tremolo effect that Buddy uses...have to get one go those!


PS: I think you will have to copy the entire link below into your browser's search facility as it doesn't appear to link directly from the address I've pasted on this post.



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Here's the video Bill:



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Very interesting video and he seems such a nice guy...Nice comment about Richard Thompson at the end, and birds and observation and how amazing the brain is at being able to (in an instant) route and re-route information and artistic output almost subliminally, when you're really tuned-in and 'in the moment'...A really good way of saying the truly great players can effortlessly take things to another level..😉


Great interview..👍

Thanks for posting the video. Here's a couple of photo's of the Wandre Solist I once owned, taken in my dining room and garden. Also a photo' of my Villette Citron custom built guitar. (Which I still own.)





Bill, I'm guessing that the 'grill' on the acoustic hole of the Wandre Buddy is holding in the video was the inspiration for the same feature on the Astroluxe Cadet that Eastwood made for you.

Yes, Jim, it was. Also the limited edition Astroluxe Custom's body shape was based on a Wandre 'Tri-Lam' mode but with no cutaway..

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