''I only remember a Martin D28 and his Spanish guitar – that is not to say he... more
''I only remember a Martin D28 and his Spanish guitar – that is not to say he did not have others.'' - Robert Kirby (wrote arrangements for Five Leaves Left and Bryter Layter)
"For folk fans, the original Guild M-20 will always be synonymous with Nick D... more
"For folk fans, the original Guild M-20 will always be synonymous with Nick Drake. But where a lot of iconic artist-guitar associations are in large part visual, the all-mahogany M-20 was arguably an indispensible part of Drake’s understated, intimate, and mysterious musical reveries. Warm, just a little dark, but with a definition and articulation that makes it the perfect vehicle for fingerstyle melodies, the M-20 remains one of the most underrated guitars among Guild’s many legendary instruments." - Premierguitar.com (http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Guild_M_120_Acoustic_Guitar_Review)
minute 1:10 Nick featured in Levin dreadnought famous players video. more
Nick featured in Levin dreadnought famous players video.
Nick featured in photo used on his Bryter Layter album cover. Rosette and ... more
Nick featured in photo used on his Bryter Layter album cover.
Rosette and headstock match to Yamaha G-50 NT natural.
Althought photo is in B&W, the shade of the soundboard clearly indicate a Natural finish. A ceder top would have been more a darker shade.
Nick uses for vocal recording more
Nick uses for vocal recording
Nick uses for guitar recording more
Nick uses for guitar recording
Mentioned in this article from philsbook.com. > A Neumann U67 was used for... more
Mentioned in this article from philsbook.com.
A Neumann U67 was used for the vocal and placed close to the singer's mouth. The guitar was close mic'ed in front of the sound hole using a Neumann KM56.
The mics went through the Sound Techniques desk to an Ampex 4-track half inch tape machine. The desk circuits were transformer coupled, discrete transistor with inductor based eq. The vocal was compressed through a Fairchild 660 limiter. Delay would be added using an Ampex 2 track and reverberation with an EMT plate.