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Traditional jazz from the big band era in a small combo. The Limehouse Jazz Collective plays the familiar tunes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong and other legends that comprise the "Great American Song Book". The collective is a group of musicians all born in different decades, but who all share a love for the swing standards that fans will hum long after leaving the show.
Jasper Custom Guitars has been working on a signature model guitar for the Limehouse Jazz Collective rhythm guitarist and singer Paul Mulcahy. Paul started on the tenor banjo as a youngster and discovered the tenor guitar as he became more enamored by the sounds of early jazz. When a good gigging tenor guitar was hard to find, he started playing standard size guitars with only the treble strings and tuned in fifths ( G,D,A,E like his tenor banjo). The big guitar and the big neck gave the instruments a deeper, more resonant sound than the small body, small neck tenors he had been playing...and he loved them. Dan Jasper has worked with Paul to design a guitar that incorporates the sound of a big guitar and the feel of a comfortable neck into the Tenor-Hybrid. 25" scale accommodates tunings of G,D,A,E or D,G,B,E easily...or C,G,D,A by tuning a step down and using a capo at fret 2. Prototype and signature model look to be completed soon. In the meantime you can see pictures of the build at the Jasper Custom Guitar and Repair Facebook page and the East Coast Guitar Expo Instagram page.
The PMTH Guitar is complete. Dan Jasper has created an exquisite work of art that is so comfortable to play that I don't want to put it down. It's loud and resonant voice can be heard through the mix even when there's five us on the stage. Somewhere between a tenor guitar, a plectrum guitar and a 6 string guitar....the Tenor-Hybrid is addicting to play and a real treat for the eyes. Paul M.