My Martin guitar has never sounded so fine – Reg Meuross reports from Stockfisch Records

img_1521I’m lying on a Le Corbusier-style lounger, in a 1000 year old cellar in the medieval town of Northeim Germany, listening to Ian Melrose, a Scottish immigrant, play dobro on my song My Jerusalem while Gunter Pauler (owner of Stockfisch Records) turns the knobs, and Emre a young man of Turkish origin learns the ropes.Ian Melrose plays guitar on Reg Meuross recording at Stockfisch Records

The beautiful cellar studio is lit with scented candles and designer lamps from Italy and Denmark. The studio equipment is the finest German hi fi technology, some of the microphones are prototypes or very rare limited editions. My 1944 American Martin guitar has never sounded so fine.

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Reg Meuross 1944 Martin Guitar at Stockfisch Records

Seems far too much of a coincidence to think that I’m only here because Gunter clicked on a link to Fleetwood Folk & Blues Festival and my song, England Green & England Grey, was the profile music that day.

As I take a break on the lounger, designed to regulate its sway with the beat of your heart, and digest my Czech dumplings and Chinese stir fry, I muse idly on the uniting influence of music and the common aim to create something beautiful.

Reg x

The Stockfisch Recordings will be released 13th July in Germany and we will launch the album in the historic and stunning Holywell Rooms, at Holywell Music & Folk that very evening.











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