Dating epiphone guitars
Willie likes to say that his guitar will probably wear out just about the same time he does.
But instead of slowing down, as most people do when they approach their ninth decade, Willie keeps doing the things he’s been doing for years, and so does Trigger.
They’ll make some more albums and write some more songs. According to legend, Roy Rogers stumbled across his famous horse back in 1938 when he was preparing to shoot a movie. Rogers rode him, fell in love with how he handled, bought him, and then changed his name.A singing cowboy with a guitar and a gun needed a horse with a name like Trigger.According to legend, Willie stumbled across his famous Martin guitar back in 1969, after his previous guitar had been knocked out of commission. Floore Country Store, in Helotes, Willie remembers, and at some point he laid down his Baldwin acoustic guitar in its case on the stage. He had a couple of his guys take the guitar back to Nashville, to Shot Jackson, whom Willie had known since the early sixties.Some guitarists are careful about every note; they handle their instruments as carefully as a landscape artist handles a brush.Willie treats Trigger like a horse, and he rides him hard.