In October of 2014, we ran a highly successful 22 day Kickstarter for the Thalia Capo. We are very grateful to the 4,252 backers who helped us launch our company! In commemoration of their important contribution, we created our Kickstarter Backer Wall, which we modeled after the wall of inductees found at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Thank you backers! Be sure to check out our story film too! Since then we have expanded into exotic wood guitar picks, phone cases and other premium accessories.
Thalia Capos Meets… Tommy Emmanuel (Part One)
At the tail end of last year, Thalia Capos had the privilege of talking to the legendary Tommy Emmanuel while he was on tour with Jerry Douglas. Over the course of an hour, we got into everything from Chet Atkins to YouTube stardom, by way of practice routines, electric versus acoustic playing and advice for aspiring guitarists.
Over the next few editions of this blog, we’ll be printing the transcript of that interview. So without further ado, let’s dive in with part one!Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year… Or so the saying goes. And hey, we can’t deny that we’re big fans of the holiday season here at Thalia capos.
But, we do have a bit of a bee in our bonnet when it comes to the Christmas season, and that’s Christmas music. For six-string aficionados, typical holiday music fare can be a bit of a bummer. The mighty guitar tends to play a supporting role in popular seasonal songs. Tis the season to be jolly? Sure. The season to shred and strum? Not so much.
So what can you do about it?Read More
Back in August, the Thalia community voted Mr. Tommy Emmanuel as the greatest fingerstyle guitarist of all time. It’s not at all surprising. As we’ve already stated a couple of times in this blog, Emmanuel is as complete a guitarist as you’re likely to find. He’s got style, he’s got flair, and he’s got an undeniable sense of melody and musicality that makes him a joy to listen to.
But Emmanuel isn’t just an incredible guitarist, oh no. Over the years, in interview and on stage, he’s provided some of the most insightful and relatable comments on guitar playing that we’ve ever heard. Seriously, Tommy is like a guitar zen master. He might be in the pantheon of the greatest guitarists of all time, but his humble, down-to-earth assessments of being a musician never even come close to big-headedness.
For today’s blog post, then, we’ve decided to compile a list of our favorite Tommy Emmanuel quotes. Whenever we’re struggling with motivation, inspiration, or where to go next on our musical journey, these are some of the words we look to for guidance.