Show Us Your Gear: Acoustic Guitars
1974 Tama Tails
Jack Whitney's Tama has been with him since the 1970s. In the intervening decades, it's undergone two re-frets and had the Seymour Duncan humbucker installed. The guitar has accompanied Whitney and his family on vacations, through medical school, and with his kids on Cub Scout camping trips, picking up countless memories along the way. He says the guitar currently takes its turn with his 14 other guitars and two basses. "Most of the guitars I own cost more than the Tama, but it's the one I would save over all the others," he says. "It has its own voice and projects like a cannon without amplification. Its action requires a little muscle, but after 35 years, my hands and its strings have come to know each other very well."