Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Coffee and Guitar

Since I've been back in Jeju this year, the coffee and guitar mornings has been back in full force.  Scott and I try to get together once or twice a week for a cup of coffee and some country music.  He's got the perfect south facing, second floor Korean home with a flat-top concrete porch.  It's tough to describe, but I'll try to get a good picture in one of these days.  The porch is the perfect sun-deck, it is free from virtually all of Jeju's notorious wind and gets some strong sun all morning long which provides for shorts-weather as early as February.  Scott first picked up the guitar on Jeju and is soon becoming a master.  It's really fun to jam together, because there's absolutely no worries about how good or bad it sounds, it's just pure fun.  Our current favorites tend to usually be some Townes Van Zandt or Old Crow Medicine Show. One day we'll convince someone to pick up the fiddle and join us in the mornings...


  1. Hey Dan,
    I stumbled on your blog looking for information on gutiars on Jeju. I'm moving to Seogwipo to open the new Korean International School down there and can't decide if I should bring a whole host of guitars or if I will be able to buy them when I arrive. Are there stores to buy acoustics, electrics, basses... etc.? I appreciate your help!

  2. Hi Kyle,

    I would bring everything you can, especially if you are specific about what you want.

    There are a few stores to buy guitars and basic equipment on the island but they tend to be a bit pricey and lack much selection. Remember that any imported brands will be pricey.

    There's a large music marketplace in Seoul, if you ever wanna make a trip up there to get practically anything you want. You can also order things over the internet. ( (

    There's a few musicians that will be working out at KIS, You'll have a lot of fun if you bring your stuff.

    See you soon,