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Your most prized guitar

53 23 Mar 02 - 10:21 PM
Sorcha 23 Mar 02 - 11:00 PM
53 23 Mar 02 - 11:03 PM
Lane 24 Mar 02 - 12:06 AM
Bullfrog Jones 24 Mar 02 - 11:30 AM
Clinton Hammond 24 Mar 02 - 11:36 AM
DonMeixner 24 Mar 02 - 11:42 AM
Midchuck 24 Mar 02 - 11:48 AM
GUEST,WaBan Zhou 24 Mar 02 - 01:44 PM
Clifton53 24 Mar 02 - 02:29 PM
Anahootz 24 Mar 02 - 04:09 PM
Phil Cooper 24 Mar 02 - 04:15 PM
harvey andrews 24 Mar 02 - 04:22 PM
Tweed 24 Mar 02 - 05:19 PM
53 24 Mar 02 - 09:20 PM
Jeep man 24 Mar 02 - 10:35 PM
GUEST,MC Fat 25 Mar 02 - 05:25 AM
mcpiper 25 Mar 02 - 06:02 AM
GUEST,ivan 25 Mar 02 - 08:57 AM
Auxiris 25 Mar 02 - 12:28 PM
GUEST,jonesey 25 Mar 02 - 01:21 PM
Bobert 25 Mar 02 - 02:40 PM
Phil Cooper 25 Mar 02 - 03:49 PM
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Subject: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 10:21 PM

I have a Gibson J-40 that I bought brand new in 1979, and it is my most prized guitar, what are your thoughts on your most prized guitar?


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Sorcha
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 11:00 PM

Sorry, BOB, but the answer is none. Our only guitar is a $3.00 yard sale Global classical style which has been strung with steels. It's hung on the wall for 20 years now. One broken tuning peg that needs pliers or vice grips to tune.

Have nylon strings, just have never bothered to change them or fix the peg because nobody here plays guitar.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 23 Mar 02 - 11:03 PM

Sorcha what's your most prized instrument?


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Lane
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 12:06 AM

Well.... I own a Martin, a Guild and an old Yamaha FG-140.... the Yamaha is not the finest, but it is certainly the most prized to me because of the memories that it holds... years ago I was playing it while camping in the Oregon desert and lost a bridge peg in the sand... I replaced it with a piece of Juniper brush, which is still there today.... things like that. And, besides, it actually sounds almost as nice as the others!


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Bullfrog Jones
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 11:30 AM

A 1963 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman (picture George Harrison -- he had one at the time). Trouble is I rarely play it because I don't like taking it out to gigs!


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Clinton Hammond
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 11:36 AM

My first real guitar... my cedar top Seagull S6... I've had her now for 12 or 15 years at least... Cut my musical teeth on her... her frets are worn nearly flat... her face is scratched and worn and dinged, and I know where each and every one came from... I pulled the crappy "Shadow" magnetic pickup out of her and now she sits beside the sofa, tuned down a semi tone...

No guitar I've ever played sounds better than my old girl...

"I've got an old guitar won't ever stay in tune
I like the way it sounds in a dark and empty room"
--Stuff That Works--


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: DonMeixner
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 11:42 AM

1963 Guild F-30

1073 Martin 0-16NY

1973 Yamaha FG-180 Red Label

2001 Martin JC-16

On a scale of one to 10 there is only 1/100 of a point between any of them, the Guild being a 10.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Midchuck
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 11:48 AM

My Collings D2H that I bought from Jack Lawrence over the flatpick list. It was played on every major concert stage in the country, when he appeared with Doc Watson, from about '93 through '99. Has a ding on the front where he ran it into a lavatory while guiding Doc into the bathroom backstage. If you have the "Doc and Dawg" video, you can see it.

It is not the one that gets played most, though. That's the 000-15S, at this point.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,WaBan Zhou
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 01:44 PM

I bought a guitar in 1970 in Berkeley, I think it was modeled on a Gibson J-200, with a curly maple back and a rosewood fingerboard. It had a label inside which said " made by Phillip T. Buss, Guitar Workshop,.....State Street, Madison, Wisconsin,1965" I really liked that instrument, I carried it all over the country for thiry-five years, then it was stolen from my house in Tumwater, Washington. I know I'll never get it back, but if anyone knows who Phillip Buss is or, by this time,God knows, was, please tell him thanks for me, his craftsmanship gave me a good friend and many years of pleasure. WaBan Zhou


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Clifton53
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 02:29 PM

A Gibson J-45 that I could never part with, a Seagull SM6 that has a great thumpy bass register, especially with a bare thumb, and a Tacoma mandolin that I love to play, but I don't pick up as often as my guitars. I'm also getting my no-name banjo up and running after about 6 years in the closet.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Anahootz
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 04:09 PM

At the moment? '94 Martin D-28...After years of owning so-so dreadnaughts, this is a cannon.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 04:15 PM

Bob,

At this point my most prized guitar is my taylor K14c, because of its overall sound. But I'd have trouble giving up my other guitars, they all have things about them that I think are great features.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: harvey andrews
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 04:22 PM

A gibson J45 bought new in 1965.Now very battered but my only guitar till 1978. reason it's special? It's been played by Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin,Jan Ackermann, Ralph McTell,many others...and Abba!(That's a long story) The neck is too narrow for me now but it's in the attic and it's going to stay there.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Tweed
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 05:19 PM

I've got Fenders, a Gibson and a Regal but at the moment, this(clik) is my most prized guitar. But I don't believe I could part with any of them. Hellfire Bob, they're all good!


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 09:20 PM

That's great, a guitar is like your soul mate. It is part of you and it'll always bring you joy.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Jeep man
Date: 24 Mar 02 - 10:35 PM

When I pick up my Martin D18/GE, its as if an old dear friend has come to visit. I have never had a bad moment while playing it. Jeep


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,MC Fat
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 05:25 AM

I had a Epiphone Vintage Bluesmaster (I've actually owned 2 but the first one got stolen) and when I fell on hard times I had to let it go. They are very rare and I didn't know that only 500 were made(there's been a prevoius thread about this model). The good news is that I've manged to locate another one exactly like the last one. I found it on a british auction site on the web the funding has just been agreed and I should be reunited with an old friend (or it's sister/brother) very very soon.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: mcpiper
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 06:02 AM

Gidday, I have a little S.yairi. It never goes out of tune, weighs about as much as a ukulele, is louder than a lot of bigger guitars, more accurate than many. I know the guy who owns the guitar one serial number away. A bunch of them arrived in my home town. Chris Newman picked it up when he stayed at home, and after he played it, called out for Moira to come and listen. It's a magic wee instrument.I must find out more about yairi.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,ivan
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 08:57 AM

Nice to see someone praisng the Yamaha FG140 i've had one since 1970 and still love it. At the time I was living in London and it was the choice of poor boys who couldn't afford Martins etc. I also have a Squier Strat my wife bought me a year ago which has sentimental value and makes me feel like a young rocker (sort of). I have an un-named 50's dance band guitar given to be by my father in law which is fun to use occassionally and a Hondo which I obtained by accident a few years ago. Does anyone know anything about them. It is big, black, and has a very loud sound - low on subtlty though where the Yamaha scores well.

Cheers


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Auxiris
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 12:28 PM

A little Gibson LG-1 purchased for $20 in a music shop that was going out of business.

cheers,

Aux


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,jonesey
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 01:21 PM

ivan about the Hondo...they were pacific-rim knock-offs of popular guitars(strats,teles,les pauls, etc.) from the late 70's early 80's. Not sure of the country of origin as they may have been from korea, taiwan, japan, etc. A music store owner with a heart knew my budget and had me plug one into a Fender twin along side a Tele Standard at 3 times the money...I could hear no difference other than a slightly 'thinner' sound from the Hondo when in the bridge position. Had him throw in a 1/4 pound tele pick-up for 60.00. My current guitar is an Alvarez with a solid top and lam sides and back. Picked it up, strummed one chord and traded 2 Mexicasters and 80.00 cash for it. It's not real loud, but clear as a bell as many other pickers have commented when hearing/playing it. My favorite all time was one made for me by Jan Burda in Evanston, Ill. He owned a store at that time called Hogeye Music. It may still be there. Anyway, he built a copy of a D-28S from a set of plans obtained with the prototype specs by a company named Ditson. It was made of red cedar, walnut sides and back, ebony fingerboard and a rosewood pickguard. Had all the cut-thru of an '18' and the overtones of a '28'. 12 frets to the body and the best sounding guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing. His guitar line was called 'Dove' at the time.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Bobert
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 02:40 PM

My 1964 Martin D-18. She might not be a pretty as she once was but she's never played better.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 03:49 PM

Jonesy, Jan Burda is still making guitars, last I heard. He is living in lower Michigan now. Hogeye Music is still in business, though it is now owned and run by Jim Craig. Still 50 years behind the times. I bought two guitars from Hogeye over the years, a Santa Cruz Model H (I, too, met someone with the same model, one digit different in the serial number); which I still have and use in CGCGCD tuning; and a Breedlove (which I later sold on e-bay). Hogeye is a great store.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,jonesey
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 04:17 PM

Thanks Phil...great to hear about Jan still being active. His guitars didn't/don't have the hipper-than-thou factor of some of the other independent builders like Gurian or Galagher, but I've yet to hear one that sounded as good as the one he built for me. It was LOUD and pretty sounding, too. I had to part with it for financial reasons. The only other guitar I ever heard approaching that particular one was a '33 Martin D-18S I played once. Jim Craig is one of the best interpreters of traditional music I've ever heard, a great songwriter and one of the true gentlemen in music.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Phil Cooper
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 06:01 PM

Yes, Jim is a true gentleman. I can't say enough nice about him. Always liked his ragtime style picking. Getting back to Jan's guitars, I know that Andrew Calhoun owned one. I'm not sure if he still has it or not. Anne Hills played one for a long time, too (former spouse and co-owner of Hogeye with Jan). I only played on Andrew's guitar for a short time.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Anahootz
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 06:21 PM

McPiper - go Clickyclicky and check out some of these units...

The reading part is a little tough, but after a liter or so of sake, it becomes pretty clear ;)


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Deckman
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 06:30 PM

I have two beauties that I have loved for many years. My steel string is a 0-16NY Martin, 1922. (12 fret neck). My classic is another Martin, 0028G 1938. I've been offered big bucks for each of them, but they are promised to my son. CHEERS, Bob(deckman)Nelson


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 07:20 PM

Bertha, my '82 Harmony. She has a certain presence, a real boomer if you know what I mean.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Mark Ross
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 07:39 PM

My most prized guitar is a Martin copy made by a luthier in Brooklyn, NY named Ivan Schmuckler(it's German for jeweler, by the way), back in '74. Rory BLock had one, so did Roy Bookbinder, Ken Perlman. It is a copy of those archtop conversion jobs that David Bromberg was playing at the time. Wider than a Dreadnought across the lower bout, but a slightly shallower body, with a slight arch to the back. Martin wasn't making OOOO's at the time(or M's, as they called them for a while), and they turn out to be my favorite size and shape, a deep ringing bass with a clear balanced treble that the D-size lacks, great for flatpicking for bluegrass or old-timey music, fingerpicking, or those full jazz chords. Mine is mahogany back sides, spruce top and ebony bridge and fingerboard. Only cost me $400 back then(he would 've charged anybody else six, but I worked at the New York Folklore Center at the time and he figured that every guitar picker in the country would get to see it. I've never played another axe that felt quite as good(except maybe Utah Phillips' big Guild).

Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 07:55 PM

I wish that I could find a Gibson anything for $20.00


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Sorcha
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 08:06 PM

53, my most Prized Instrument is my fiddle, Maggie, (photo available here. She was my husband's Step-grandfather's fiddle.

After Lyle died (I never met him) some person came to Grandma Jessie's door and told her he would give her $45 for Lyles' fiddle. She said she didn't have it anymore. Several years after that, Mr. and I were married.

She found out that I played fiddle (and was trying to "fiddle" on a violin). We went to visit and Grama Jessies asked if I would be interested in Lyles fiddle if she could find it. She told me the story about the guy who wanted it for $45, and finally found it buried deep in a closet, and gave it to me.

The poor girl had a terrible crack from the treble f-hole to the lower bout purfling and a piece of 1/4" cotton clothesline tied from the sound-post to the inside of the tailpin. We were living in Evanston, WY then, only 85 miles from Salt Lake City, so I took it to InterMountain Music when we got home.

3 months later, I picked up my new baby. Had to do a lot of playing, hanging in front of speakers, etc. but I LOVE this girl!! She is very loud and brassy (can walk on 2 banjos) if necessary, but she can also be so sweet and soft with things like When You and I Were Young, Maggie or the dreaded Danny Boy........

She has geared tuning pegs (like a guitar or banjo) instead of friction pegs, and very rarely is far out of tune. (Lovely for stage gigs!) She is very red, and was probably very cheap originally--she is a factory made Lyon and Healy, probably 1920's--but I love her for Fiddling Stuff.

She does NOT like expensive strings and usually wears SuperSensitive Old Fiddler Red labels, but currently has Helicores. Not her favorite strings. Expensive "gut" are right out--I tried them and it was a No Go.She said "That is ViolinShit--NOT for ME!".

There are certain tunes she will not play--Tennessee Waltz is among them. Don't have a clue why she does not like them but she doesn't. She is Female and does not have to answer "Why" questions............

Probably my most Beautiful Instrument is my American Walnut McSpadden lap dulcimer, but she does not get near enough Play Time.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Steve in Idaho
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 09:32 PM

Bob,

My only guitar - Ol Mose. Bought him new in 1975 and he's been through one mule wreck, two car wrecks, my pot smokin', drinkin', and fightin' years. He's got a bunch of dings and assorted scars. Love this old axe. I could do an "I've Been Everywhere" song about this guy and me. Ol Mose has also been with me through three marraiges, too damn many romances, more horses than I can remember, 10 or 15 Harleys and other assorted motorcycles, and been the one constant in my life over everything I can recall.

The only thing I've had longer is my discharge certificate from the Marines. And that only beats Mose by about five years.

Yep - love at first sight.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: ollaimh
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 11:35 PM

i have owned more guitars than makes sense. including at least a dozen red label yamaha's , and they were all great.

i had guild f20 that would amaze people--i don't know why but it sounded better than any guild i've heard since.

even a martin d-28 from 1954. i sold it(hardhearted bastard aren't i). my main instrument is now harp or mandolin.

now i have an old lowden that surrived a fire. it was under water for several hours and cracked but sounds better for it all--and it is an amazing sound. and i have a ted tompson. i met him in vernon twelve or thirteen years ago and i thought his new guitars were the best sounding new guitars i had every heard. i asked if he had brazillian rose wood for the back and sides and he was hungry for the sale and threw the special boards in for free, now ir cost 1500 bucks extra. i didn't really mean to be such a bargainer i just had a finite amount of money.the guitar is now beginning to come into it's owm and it is actually better than the martin D 28 from 54.

i don't think i will sell these two as i am getting poorer as i get older and i doubt i will eber get another as good. as for the fire, the martin was in my bacj room, and although i felt guilty selling it a guy showed up with a lot of cash , something i didn't have, and everything in the backroom went up in flames, so i would have lost it anyway. i do have visitation rights and it is the best sounding martin i've heard except two from the thirties i've played.

i may go buy a sekova for a couple of hundred this week. oh gos so little time so many guitars. as for the fg 180's and such i've sold, i should have kpt one, they aren't easy to find any more and they are as good as many martins from the seventies. i had a yamaha fg jumbo from the fifties that had a twisted neck but a wierd head stock and sounded like heaven. sold it to a buddy who has pprobably let it go--oh well.

oh yeah a buddy gave me a canon of a yairi a few week ago, but it was to pass on to a teenage daughter of a friend who wanted to learn. those yairi's are special too. you have to give a guitar away occasionally or you get jaded/

i had an old harmony with a jombo body but a bad neck. i couldn't play anything but slide on it, then i met a kid who was playing slide on a sears thing that couln't have been worse--presto, i gave him my harmony and watched him busk with it for years!


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 11:41 PM

Martin 0-15.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Seamus Kennedy
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 01:55 AM

1927 Martin 00-18 Koa wood front and back. A Takamine NP-45C cutaway. Neither of which I play on stage, sessions and studio work only.

Seamus


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Songsmith
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 04:35 AM

I've owned to many to remember them all but still have my most prized.

It was built by Tom Dorward who owns the Folklore Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1972. I first heard the guitar while standing by the mixing board during a sound check at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. Three years later it was mine. The guy I bought is from was Dave Corkum and he still calls it his guitar.It has a huge deep sound and always turns a head or two when in a session. Battered and bruised yet brillant.It's full of happy times past and many to come. I'll never part with it.

Second is a 97 Taylor 810-WMB. Only 270 issued. It sounds great and plays even better. I can't wait until it ages a few more years. Awesome giutar!

Later Jim


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Larkin
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 07:07 AM

I've got 2, A Martin C2 built in 1932 which unfortunatly has a badly damaged top and is going to be re-built this year and my real favourite , a Yamaha FG140 which I chose from a batch of 20 when they first came into the country ( I think it was 1970 ) I thinned the struts and removed the sprayed finish on the top - it sounds wonderful and I've had lots of offers for it over the years.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Grab
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 10:15 AM

My beater guitar - sounds sweet with Martin Bronze strings. It may not be the best, but we know each other well enough that there's no surprises at all. Anything I want to play acoustic, it does it. That's all you can ask from a guitar.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 11:21 AM

Three that I foolishly sold.

A 1960s Epiphone Texan.

A 1944 D-18.

A Japanese Lowden with more volume than TWO guitars (it has a good Mudcat home now)

Buy and sell, buy and sell, buy and sell...la di da!

Rick


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 09:28 PM

Rick has G A S.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,ollaimh
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 10:11 PM

it's me i just didn't sign in.

rick i kept my japanese lowden and its one of the best guitars i've ever heard, craks and all from the fire.

i was offered a lot for it and i'm glad i didn't give in


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Rolfyboy6
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 12:24 AM

My 1959 Martin 000-18. I bought it from a college student in 1965 for $60 and a Gibson B-25. It's had a neck reset and a new bridge, cracks repaired from freezing in Utah and earthquakes in California. Still can make it sound like Son House or Woody Guthrie. It taught me to play. My ambition is to leave it to one of my children. Second place: my Gallagher G-45.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Knitpick
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 12:51 AM

My Running Dog jumbo concert (in sycamore & spruce),
my 1943 Martin 0-18, recent neck reset, courtesy of the Martin factory,
my 1964 D-28 with the non-Martin top, the story of which is in one of my songs on my AOL webpage (members.aol.com/rjclayton/),
my 1944 Epiphone Zenith archtop,
my Heritage 535,
my 1963 Gibson B-25-12,
my 1960s Kay swingmaster,
or even my 1960s Epiphone 422.

Why do you ask?

Songbob Clayton


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: 53
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 02:13 PM

Boy, Knitpick has some nice instruments. I have a 1979 GibsonJ-40, and a 1990 Takamine LTD, and a 2000 Takamine GS 330s, and a Taylor Big Baby, a Yamaha CG70, 2 Fender Strats, a Johnson Baritone, Uke. My wife also has a Taylor Big Baby. We like to play a lot since she's only been playing 1 year today. So I might say happy b-day Big Baby.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Wesley S
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 02:18 PM

Instruments are like kids. I can't have a favorite because it would be insulting to the others. Although I have high hopes for the guitar that Collings is making for me now. A 000 2H 12 fret slothead with a few bells and whistles on it. I should have it in about 6 to 8 weeks.

I hope to never sell my 1967 D-18. I bought it in 1969 and it's a great old guitar. Really trustworthy. If the house was on fire it's most likely the one I would grab. My prewar 1999 OM-28V could be replaced. Same with my Lowden 12 string. They don't have the emotional investment that the D-18 has for me.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Willie-O
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 05:05 PM

I have two really fine acoustic guitars, the Japanese Lowden and the Martin O-18.

But although I tend to hang onto guitars, my affections are fickle. Today, if I was in Toronto I would be down at the 12th Fret begging to try out the 1945 Martin D-18 that someone has already promised them the megabucks for....

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: Mooh
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 06:36 PM

If I had to choose just one it would be my 1995 Beneteau six string. Rosewood 3 piece back, rosewood sides, spruce top, mahogany neck, ebony fingerboard, bridge, tuner buttons and bridge pins, maple binding, clear pickguard, custom inlay (brook trout, my initials, family symbol), bone nut and saddle, and lots of playing wear. It will need a refret within a couple of years. There's a couple of others I could choose, but this one has real spirit and it fits me well.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: vectis
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 08:45 PM

HEY!!!!!!
I was beginning to think that I had the last Yamaha FG140 still in captivity. It's the first guitar I bought and it took me all summer to pay for it. Cost me £25 in 1972. I can't part with it. I've tried Martins galore they are awful compared with my beloved and much travelled Yam.
What suits one person doesn't necessarily suit another.


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: GUEST,Annraoi
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 09:01 PM

A hand-made 1964 Conde Hermanos Flamenco bought when I was a student in Madrid. Contacted the firm just this week to enquire about re-conditioning (it has suffered over the past 38 years.) their reply was "No problem. But it will cost 1400 Euros plus the transport costs."
Is it worth it, I ask myself?


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Subject: RE: Your most prized guitar
From: MichaelAnthony
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 09:18 PM

A Larrivee model 10 with cutaway and brazilian wood. Just got it. Wow! Clarity and loudness, subtle, too.


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