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Froggy Bottom Old-Growth Brazilian Model M

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Scott Ainslie plays “The One Dime Blues” on a stunning Froggy Bottom Model M with 1920s Brazilian rosewood and Greman spruce harvested in 1876.

by Froggy Bottom Guitars
January 26, 2017

In this video, Scott Ainslie plays his arrangement “The One Dime Blues” on a beautiful Froggy Bottom 14-fret grand concert Model M. This instrument features old-growth 5-A Brazilian rosewood from the 1920s and a German spruce top that was harvested in 1876, elegantly fitted with engraved mother-of-pearl inlay by Glenn Carson.

Scott learned this song from Etta Baker while they were on the road celebrating her 86th birthday. Scott is a traditional musician with expertise in Piedmont and Delta blues, as well as fiddle and banjo music from the Appalachian region. He teaches privately and is an in-demand guitar instructor at workshops around the country. He also presents educational concerts in schools, teaching the African and European roots of Southern American music to students of all ages.


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