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MoJo - FACT OR FICTION ????????????????????????

Posted on June 6, 2011 at 11:12am 14 Comments

MoJo - The word is such a short simple word, yet it could possibly be the most powerful word that is used in the world of music today. So powerful in fact that I have seen it completely render men blind. So blind that they end up purchasing a raunchy, beat to hell guitar that sounds like crap for thousands of dollars.  All due to an ad that explains all the MoJo that the guitar possesses.  I can't deny it's power, just writing about it makes me want to go play. O.K. I'm back after a 30 minute… Continue

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At 11:03am on December 28, 2015, Yukon Holland said…

I have some questions to ask you but it does not look like I can do so until your on my friends list?

At 4:05am on October 6, 2013, Rob (Uker) Porras said…
Hey Smoke,
I was selling guitars at a Rock n Roll Flea Market in Kingston NY yesterday .
I started talking to one of the vendors who told me he has a Smoke stack guitar. He was kind enough to go home and get it so I could take it for a spin.
Bottom line. It was beautifully crafted and played great.
I've admired ur work for a long time and it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to play one of your guitars
At 3:33am on November 30, 2012, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Smokey,

Thanks for the kind words! But seriously, I think the gits are teaching me what they wanna play, and how they wanna be heard. When a song creates itself over a week's time of me noodling around, I know I'm onto something, and it's different for each git. This happened only rarely with my commercial six-bangers, but literally happens whenever I pick up a 3 or 4-stringer, and have a free hour or so. Sooooooo...maybe it's time for us to start talking seriously, as I can only imagine what one of your axes could teach me ;-).
At 7:47pm on November 25, 2011, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…

Yeah, a loooonnnngg ways from home! But I do get to go home with the family for Christmas this year. Let's talk some after the new year about designing a custom job; I might be able to convince my wife that next year's anniversary gift should be a Smokestack, if I get her some more jewelry.

At 5:58am on November 25, 2011, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Actually, I HAVE been through your Vidalia, I have purchased some sweet onions from the other one in your town, sold to me by someone who mistook me for a Texan, and therefore gullible (I'm actually from Eldorado, Arkansas; long story, but I was on my way from Shreveport to Houma to fly offshore, and had promised a buddy of mine to stop off and get some Vidalia onions for a chili recipe he was gonna show the cook on the rig we were going to), and you SHOULD be famous for your guitars, and... you're not buyin' any of this, are you...
At 5:04am on November 25, 2011, jabes said…

thanks for the invite,like your stuff and the 'mojo' blog was fun, i have a pal who had to buy cheap copies of 'the usual' just to hang on the wall- so i guess they're his idea of Mojo, he cannot see the point in what people are doing on here, his loss i say.

At 10:32pm on November 24, 2011, Ron "Oily" Sprague said…
Smokey,


Glad to have you as a Nation friend. I've been through Vidalia: famous for sweet onions,and now, your guitars. Absolutely love your work, and lust after an example. Have to wait 'till next year, as I've used up my allowable GAS (Guitar Acquisition Syndrome) budget with the better half this year.
At 5:07am on August 31, 2011, Craig bluesbox williams said…

Cool, i am usually down in LA in jan. and aug. for work.

i'll hit you up before i head down there. doesn't matter if your good or not. its still always fun to jam.

At 7:21pm on August 30, 2011, Craig bluesbox williams said…
I like what you are doing. Do you jam much with other people? I come down to LA a few times a year and always have a box with me. 
At 10:51am on June 22, 2011, Mike Bingham said…
Thanks for the friend invitation, Smokestack.  I appreciate it very much!  See you round the Nation.
 
 
 

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