About the Recordings/Videos

 These videos were recorded from approximately the year 2009 to present. The majority were recorded quite literally in Mark’s garage during the Covid 19 Pandemic in ‘20, with a number of them recorded in bedrooms, etc., during rain events. They are, of course, not “professional” quality, but Mark thinks they’re pretty good.

2015 MiM Taylor 110e

The guitars used in these recordings are:

  1. A 2013 Gibson Hummingbird Pro, which is a Ren Ferguson designed Dreadnaught based on his Gibson Songwriter design.
  2. A 2018 Taylor 814ce DLX V-Class, a very resonant and balanced Fingerstyle guitar.
  3. A 2015 Taylor 110e Dreadnaught, made in Mexico. The least expensive and the “lowest end” of the instruments, it is Mark’s favorite steel-string guitar of all time, and in use as his primary gigging instrument.
  4. Mark’s favorite overall guitar, a 1977 Kazuo Yairi CY-130 Conquistador Classical which he has owned for over 45 years.
  5. A 2005 Alvarez AD-60S 12-String, an inexpensive but really happy, sing-songy guitar that Mark enjoys playing very much. Playing a 12-string guitar is a unique experience! 
All videos were recorded using Apple iPhones.