The gold foil Asher continues to amaze me and impress other musicians. I have begun subbing for another guitar player in addition to playing in a regular duo and band. I have used this Asher extensively at each one. The sub gig with The Lizards is a very interesting one. Each week, a different singer/songwriter comes into this club and the band backs him up. Hence the name. The instruments are guitar, mandolin, violin, harmonica, percussion and harmony vocals on known material. Originals and covers, whatever the artist calls. They ask key, watch his/her hands and play along. Everyone is a good comp player and listener, well versed in keys, chord changes and capo transposition. They have been doing this for 5 years as a group, but I am new to it. All acoustic instruments----but me. When offered the gig for the acoustic guitarist taking a break, I told them I did not have an amplified acoustic or an acoustic amp. I would bring a small Swart 5 watter and my Asher with gold foils. It went great, with the Asher adding nice texture to the acoustic instruments. It was just the guitar, amp reverb and tremelo for the most part. Just an occasional effect like delay when I thought it would work. Sweet, full and chimey, just what I wanted for rhythm and solos in that context. I was really pleased with how everything sounded. The band was very complimentary as well. I will be doing more with The Lizards. Plus, the first guest artist does 250 gigs a year and has contacted me to do some duo gigs with him along the beach. Bill makes a great guitar that is really unique, versatile and a joy to play.