Saturday, June 23, 2012

SNAPSHOT FROM THE SHOP

SNAPSHOT FROM THE SHOP!!...many great things are happening here in the shop!!!
Ukuleles are almost ready for the world!!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Brazilian Rosewood MidSize Guitar by Rigaud Guitars

The Beautiful Brazilian Rosewood MidSize Guitar by Rigaud Guitars

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bobby Keys of the Rolling Stones Rigaud Electric

Here is Bobby Keys, Sax player for the Rolling Stones, trying out the Rigaud Electric Phoenix Guitar.
A Legend and a Great Guy!!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

New Moon Ukulele's by Rigaud Guitars

New Moon Ukulele's by Rigaud Guitars.
Our new line of Ukulele's will be available soon.
Check back soon!!!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Gibson CF100 restoration by Rigaud Guitars



Here is a great ole' guitar that came to us in really really sad shape.
We have done a 'ground up' restoration to give it another life.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Details of the Rigaud Electric Custom Made Guitar






Details of the Rigaud Electric Custom Made Guitar.
The Professional Grade Electric Guitar by Rigaud Guitars

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Concert review: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Orpheum - Rigaud Guitars


Concert review: Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt at the Orpheum Article from By Bob Mehr (link)

A show that's part musical journey, part storytellers session, and large part stand-up routine

If this music thing doesn’t work out for Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, they should seriously consider a career in comedy.

That much was clear after the two veteran singer-songwriters took the stage of the Orpheum Wednesday for a nearly two-and-a-half-hour concert that was part musical journey, part storytellers session, and large part stand-up routine.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on stage at the Orpheum.

PHOTO BY BRANDON DILL/ SPECIAL TO THE COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt on stage at the Orpheum.

From the outset, the set-up for the Lovett/Hiatt concert held great intrigue. It’s rare to have a pair of established acts, not just share a bill, but share a stage, swapping tunes and tales in such an informal setting. While such double acts often feel like showbiz shotgun marriages, the affection between Lovett and Hiatt was palpable, with each artist genuinely enjoying the other’s music and company — it often felt more like eavesdropping on a pair of old buddies playing around in some backroom than a proper concert event.

Hiatt opened the show with a blazing version of the title track from his 1983 albumRiding with the King. Rife with allusions to Elvis, it set the tone for an evening filled with an endless supply of geographically specific story songs from both men — from Hiatt’s “Memphis in the Meantime” and “Tennessee Plates” to Lovett’s “I’ve Been to Memphis” and “Memphis Midnight/Memphis Morning.” In fact, at times it seemed the two men were competing to see who could deliver the most local references (Hiatt probably won on that count, eliciting the biggest cheers with a reference to the Rendezvous restaurant.)

Beyond the music, the banter between the two performers — which for the first two-thirds of the show seemed to be given equal weight with the songs — was another highlight of the evening.

With Hiatt mostly playing straight man, Lovett peppered and prodded him with questions for comic effect. “I just love to see how your mind works,” cracked Lovett after stumping Hiatt at one point about the use of metaphor in his lyrics.

Although their dialogue was mostly played for laughs, their exchanges often did provide some genuine insight. Asked by Lovett what his steamy, violent New Orleans tale “Walk On” was about, Hiatt responded “scared white people.”

“Have you, yourself, been scared a lot John?” chided Lovett.

“I come by it naturally,” deadpanned Hiatt.

Working through their respective catalogs, the set list felt largely improvised, with certain songs triggering other songs, or bits of banter causing the artists to reach deep into their respective catalogs for the right musical reply.

Lovett — certainly the greater “celebrity” — seemed to have the crowd’s attention from the outset, but it was Hiatt who ultimately won the audience over with an unusually dynamic performance, full of forceful guitar playing and the desperate howls of numbers like “Icy Blue Heart” and “Have A Little Faith.”

While Lovett was also in good voice — navigating the jazzy nuances of numbers like “She’s No Lady” and “Skinny Legs” with aplomb — his contributions occasionally seemed breezy and lightweight, compared to Hiatt’s haunted narratives and gruff balladeering.

Trading off on songs for the bulk of the show, the two men finally joined together on Lovett’s “Up In Indiana” and Hiatt’s “Thing Called Love,” which fed further duets on “My Baby Don’t Tolerate” and “Lipstick Sunset.”

Closing the concert with an elegiac rendition of the folk standard “(Ain’t No More) Cane on the Brazos” — a song both men have recorded — it was hard not to be moved both by the music and the personal chemistry between two friends, writers and raconteurs.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rigaud Guitars - John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett back out on tour


Rigaud Guitars - John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett back out on tour
We at Rigaud Guitars look forward to seeing John Hiatt out with the Custom Rigaud Jumbo guitar Again!!!
Touring info from SoundSpike:

Four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett is embarking on a solo acoustic tour this spring behind his latest album, "Release Me," joined by frequent touring mate John Hiatt.

Lovett will be joined on the road by fellow singer/songwriter Hiatt beginning Mar. 7 at the State Theater in Minneapolis and wrapping Mar. 25 at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, FL.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett 93.3 KGSR Radio Austin - Rigaud Guitars


John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett live on 93.3 KGSR Radio Austin - Rigaud Guitars
John Hiatt with the handmade custom guitar ( brazilian rosewood ) Rigaud Guitar
see rgmusic.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

John Hiatt live at the Schnitz in Oregon, with Lyle Lovett



John Hiatt live at the Schnitz in Oregon, with Lyle Lovett.
2 great shots of John Hiatt and his perfectly good guitar, Rigaud Jumbo.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Beautiful Custom Made Guitars by Luthier Bob Rigaud






Beautiful Custom Made Guitars by Luthier Bob Rigaud
Fine Craftsmanship in handmade professional grade guitars.
Contact Rigaud Guitars at RGmusic.com for the best in handmade instruments.
From Parlor, Midsize and Jumbo Custom Acoustic Guitars to Hand Carved Electrics and Ornate Resophonic Guitars.
Rigaud Guitars are played by some of the most talented people in the industry.


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

John Hiatt with his Mid size Rigaud guitar with Lyle Lovette


John Hiatt with his Mid size Rigaud guitar with Lyle Lovette Performing at The Grand in Wilmington DE

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Great shot of John Hiatt on his new Record "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns"


Great shot of John Hiatt on his new Record "Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns"
A 'Perfectly Good Guitar' ...... Rigaud Guitars


Thursday, February 2, 2012

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett - Rigaud Guitars


Here is a great shot of John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett photo by Nanci in 2008. John Hiatt here playing his "Perfectly Good Guitar" the Rigaud Mid Size!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

More of the Beautiful Phoenix Hand Carved Electric Guitar By Rigaud Guitars










More of the Beautiful Phoenix Hand Carved Electric Guitar By Rigaud Guitars

Saturday, January 28, 2012

John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar - Rigaud Guitars



John Hiatt - Perfectly Good Guitar - Rigaud Guitars
John Hiatt's perfectly Good Rigaud Guitar.
We are proud here at RGMusic.com that John Hiatt has featured our guitars on his new album " Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns "


Thursday, January 19, 2012

The New Beautiful Phoenix Hand Carved Electric Guitar By Rigaud Guitars









The New Beautiful Phoenix Hand Carved Electric Guitar By Rigaud Guitars.
Each Guitar is Hand Carved to it's own uniqueness, out of a variety of exotic woods to form a very special instrument.
Inquire for Availability and Pricing.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fine Craftsmanship in handmade professional grade guitars











Fine Craftsmanship in handmade professional grade guitars.
Contact Rigaud Guitars for the best in handmade instruments.
From Parlor, Midsize and Jumbo Custom Acoustic Guitars to Hand Carved Electrics and Ornate Resophonic Guitars.
Rigaud Guitars are played by some of the most talented people in the industry.