Monday Motivation: No Nails Edition by Christopher Davis “The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.” -Duke Ellington Today we feature Gary Stewart playing Albeniz with no nails. The guitar he is playing is a copy of a Torres. The video is only of the guitar, not Gary. 6 Responses 2010 February 2 Franck B permalink Hi, I like your site very much, but this particular video doesn’t seem to be working. Regards. 2010 February 2 Christopher Davis permalink Hi Franck, it should be working now. -CD 2010 February 2 Bradford Werner permalink It’s been so many years now since I didn’t have nails, I’m very curious about playing without them. Of course, it’s impossible if you play with other guitarist’s on a regular basis, I’d never be able to keep up the sound. Nice recording. 2010 February 11 Cary Terry permalink I am without nails at the moment to reinforce technical and tone issues. I sure don’t sound like that…, but wish I did. I do plan on working with Mr. Thames to have a guitar made in the next few years. 2011 March 1 Pete permalink There is a very nice vid of Lieske playing a very special Torres! (piece starts at 0:58) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDEas0-fx_s (piece starts at 0:58) 2011 March 2 Justin permalink Beautiful song, and great tone, never heard someone without nails sound like this. I wonder if Mr. Thames did something special with this guitar to accomadate. The bridge is bit strange, did Torres make a 12 hole bridge? And whats with all the extra nut material extending over the bass side? Whatever it is, I’m sure Mr. Thames had good reason to do so!