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Old 05-05-2013, 08:18 AM   #1620
folknride
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One of my favourite things - custom built all koa 12 string in J-200 shape, made by my friend and local luthier Andy Nicoll. It has a "Peace" theme, With "Wage Peace" from the Judyth Hill poem in mammoth ivory around the sound hole, and the Picasso dove on the headstock in abalone. Steinberger tuners work great but are a PIA to change strings. It sounds amazing.





Here's the poem that inspired the theme.

Wage Peace
by Judyth Hill, September 11, 2001

Wage Peace with your breath.
Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds.
Breathe in terrorists
and breathe out sleeping children and fresh mown fields.
Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.
Wage peace with your listening: hearing sirens, pray loud.
Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.
Make soup.
Play music, memorize the words for thank you in 3 languages.
Learn to knit, and make a hat.
Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief
as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.
Swim for the other side.
Wage peace.
Never has the word seemed so fresh and precious:
Have a cup of tea and rejoice.
Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.
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