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Benggg by Marc van Vugt

From the album

Album Title: The Lonely Coyote
Baixim Records
Released: 2022
Duration: 43:47


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About the Album

When I was around 17 years old, for several years the only guitar I had was a 12-string build by the great luthier Yaroslav Mach. He sold me that guitar for almost nothing, to replace a Suzuki guitar that had a wrapped neck that was unrepairable. I only later realized how special it was, that he helped me in this way. The guitar got damaged when it was hung up for sale in a store and as a replacement I got another guitar. I still kept the love for a 12-string, being a great Leo Kottke and Ralph Towner fan. In 2017 I got the chance to buy this ’70’ Guild F512. This is thé ultimate 12-string guitar. I was given the chance to buy this guitar by a very kind colleague who’s girlfriend told him to sell it to me as I would be playing it so much better then he would and anyone else that would have payed way more for it. And so he did. Wow! I am very greatful that he did. This piece is in honor to all my 12-string idols and for the guy that sold me that guitar. Bengggg refers to the explosion of sound that comes with that huge 12-string sound. For just a moment it grasps all of your attention and draws you into the music.

Song Listing

Bengggg; The Lonely Coyote (for Egberto); Chorineke (for Ineke); In My Arms; Bali Rain; Onnozele Kinderen; Prelude (to Guitarlab); Guitarlab; Simiane; Tea; Sunny Side Up; For Those I Love (for my mother); No Worries.


Additional Personnel

Marc van Vugt acoustic guitars.
Featured guitars:
Guild F512 1978 twelve-string guitar (1, 10, 11)
Lowden 2011 baritone steel string guitar (2)
Mariano Conde 2011 nylon string guitar (3, 9)
Martin 000-21 1946 steel string guitar (4, 7, 8, 11, 12)
Levin 325 1960 acoustic archtop guitar (5)
Lowden O32 1990 steel string (6, 11)
Tacoma P1 Papoose 1998 six-string alto guitar (11, 13)
Guild B4CE 1993 acoustic bass guitar (11)
Prepared harp zither (1).


Date featured

December 17, 2022

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