>We discussed Twain & guitars in March/April/May 1996 with a 1 April 96 posting
>the info. on how to contact the owner of the guitar in question. Check the
>archives for the contact info. and maybe you'll be willing to follow up and
>post us on the results. To my knowledge, no one ever did.
>larry marshburne [log in to unmask]
>> I'd be interested in any further information about this guitar or
>> Twain's reputation as a guitarist.
I asked the music dept at Cornell and this is what I got:
In tracking down Sam's guitar playing abilities -- you might be interested
in checking _Mark Twain's Letters, Vol. 4_, 1870-1871_ p. 38 (Univ. of
Cal. Press, 1995). It contains a portion of a newspaper story detailing
Sam's ability to pick and sing. Most biographical references, however, deal
with Twain's piano playing ability.
Hope this helps...info from a website.
David A. Conn
Lecturer/Asst. Director of Wind Ensembles
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