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Guitars..what do you play?

Angrybean 05 Feb 11 - 07:31 PM
GUEST,Jon 05 Feb 11 - 07:13 PM
EllenV 04 Feb 11 - 08:10 PM
banjoman 04 Feb 11 - 05:41 AM
GUEST,Pacemaker 03 Feb 11 - 11:32 AM
Mark Ross 31 Oct 10 - 07:27 PM
GUEST,Alan Whittle 31 Oct 10 - 07:27 PM
Little Hawk 10 Oct 10 - 08:19 PM
Little Hawk 10 Oct 10 - 08:16 PM
Wesley S 10 Oct 10 - 07:46 PM
Little Hawk 10 Oct 10 - 07:29 PM
Peter Butler 10 Oct 10 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,Ralphie 10 Oct 10 - 04:52 PM
buddhuu 10 Oct 10 - 03:45 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 08 Oct 10 - 08:08 PM
Little Hawk 08 Oct 10 - 06:53 PM
Little Hawk 08 Oct 10 - 06:48 PM
Wesley S 08 Oct 10 - 06:36 PM
Little Hawk 08 Oct 10 - 10:09 AM
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Big Mick 08 Oct 10 - 12:34 AM
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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Angrybean
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 07:31 PM

I have 4, all lefties.

Tanglewood acoustic Woody
Richwood gyspsy jazz acoustic Brown
Rally Gibson 335 copy Cherry Red
Stagg electro-acoustic Black

Maybe get a banjo next. LOL.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 05 Feb 11 - 07:13 PM

A cheap Jay Turser like this one. It plays quite well and does me well enough for the times I do pick up a guitar. I have a Fylde Falstaff that used to sound great but it needs repair but although I keep meaning to get it fixed, other things always seem to take priority.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: EllenV
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 08:10 PM

Wow, somebody raised this thread from the dead.

Well, guess I'll answer it anyway. :)

I play an awesome vintage Yamaha FG-730S.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: banjoman
Date: 04 Feb 11 - 05:41 AM

As well as more banjos than I care to count, I own, and play several guitars:
Ovation Folklore - circa 1982


Lakewood Circa 1995

Washburn 12 string - 2009

Taylor Ce ?? 2010

All are very playable and the Taylor probably has the best overall sound. The Washburn is a really great instrument with a very low action for a 12 string. They all are used for different venues, songs & mood etc.
I also hav a 1960(s) Hawk Jumbo -remember them- which I bought for £12 back then. Its looking a bit battered and needs a new top nut, but it still plays and brings back a lot of memories of where it all began


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Pacemaker
Date: 03 Feb 11 - 11:32 AM

I see the usual standard comments on Ovation guitars here. I like mine. They make some cheap guitars and they make some great guitars. And everything in between. So do Martin and most other makers. Just don't try to compare a US-made solid top Ovation (very expensive new though) to one of the cheaper laminated ones.
People have decided that a guitar made partly from plastic can't sound good - that's a pretty strong prejudice that is hard to break.

And the bit about how they slide off your lap. I just don't understand that part. Never happens to me.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Mark Ross
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 07:27 PM

Here's a link to my luthier's blog about my guitar;



The Wobblies guitar

Check out his other instruments while you're there.


Mark Ross


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Alan Whittle
Date: 31 Oct 10 - 07:27 PM

I see Vintage have just brought out a Gordon Giltrap model. Sounds interesting. Apparently its not cheap like the other vintage models.

I wonder how Gordon got involved with vintage


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 08:19 PM

And here's the sale page:

Bell Cittern


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 08:16 PM

The description of this one is as follows:

Unique design 10 string 'guittern' tuned DADAD, CGCGC or variations; nice balanced sound loud enough for sessions or solo playing, extremely easy action with 2 neck adjustments for all seasonal humidity levels & string action height. Unique , builder designed pivoting heel joint allows for precise string clearance without buzz or hard pressing; simple and user friendly. Bridge saddle is compensated for individual string intonation and bridge is glued for better sound transfer. Soundboard is local Maine red ("Adirondack") spruce; back and sides are figured S. American mahogany with Philippine mahogany neck, ipe fretboard, bridge, and tailpiece bordered in ebony; Claro Walnut head veneer with sailboat inlay of tiger maple. The guitar type bridge provides a stronger , clearer sound than traditional floating unglued mando types, and the tailpiece takes the string tension without either forward or down pressure on the sound board, allowing for lighter ( but equally strong) bracing which is more responsive.
This rather unique cittern can be tuned a number of ways and with the bass string, Irish zouk players will find the depth of sound highly stimulating to their playing. A CD 'Cittern on the Dock of the Bay' is available and goes with the purchase, 2008 recording of 12 tunes and medleys , many original.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Wesley S
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 07:46 PM

How many strings? And what's the scale length? Have you visited the CBOM forum at the Mandolin Cafe?

CBOM forum - Cittern, bouzouki and octave mandolin


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 07:29 PM

It looks like I will be playing an Irish Bouzouki/Cittern shortly. I have just bought one from Nick Apollonio. It should be an interesing change from 6 string guitar.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Peter Butler
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 05:17 PM

I play a Fylde Custom Oberon - made for me by Roger Bucknall last year (2009) - unbelievable!


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Ralphie
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 04:52 PM

bubblyrat.
I have the Fishman Dual pickup system installed in my Fylde Oberon guitar, Fylde Bouzouki, and Stephan Sobell Cittern. Combined with the Raven mixer pre-amp (as reccommended by Martin Simpson) sounds magnificent!!


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: buddhuu
Date: 10 Oct 10 - 03:45 PM

I play a cheap Chinese guitar: a Vintage V300. I'm a sh*te guitar player, so it's more than good enough for me. If you stick it in the hands of a decent player it actually sounds pretty good.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:08 PM

38 year old vintage Framus Nashville Dreadnaught acoustic.

30 year old Fender acoustic.

The Framus is my perfect instrument, and always will be. My son now plays the Fender, which I gave him as a graduation present 10 years ago, but I still borrow it now and again.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:53 PM

It's Dana Bourgeois, and he is an American. He's located in Maine. Here's the website.

Bourgeois Guitars

They look like beautiful instruments.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:48 PM

Well, maybe he is, I'm not sure. I just assumed he was Canadian because I keep seeing his guitars around here in Ontario.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:36 PM

Hmmm.... I thought Bourgeois was an American builder. I know that Ricky Scaggs band uses them. And when he was alive Stephen Bruton used one too. Even though he lived in Austin where Collings are built.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 10:09 AM

Collings guitars are absolutely great, no doubt about it.

There are a whole bunch of pretty astounding luthiers in Canada now, many of whom were apprentices of Jean Larrivee. Among them are names like...

Marc Beneteau
Linda Manzer
Bourgeois (did I spell that right?)
Grit Laskin
Gord Barry

And then there's Larrivee, of course, which is a larger outfit now and makes a great many guitars.

Several people I know play instruments made by various of the above, and they're all superb. We are living in the golden age of guitars.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Wesley S
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 08:40 AM

"Guitars, you have to love 'em don't you?"

Oh my yes!


I have the same guitars I've had for the last few years.

A 1967 Martin D-18 I bought with my lunch money in 1969.
A Collings OM-2 with a German spruce top.
A Collings 000 12 fret slothead.

With those three I rarely even look at guitars anymore when I'm in a store. I wouldn't mind getting a National resonator or a Uke. The mandolins are my main instrument tho - and I'm pretty happy with those too.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Fossil
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 06:14 AM

1. My #1 guitar, she's a ColeClark Fat Lady 2AC. Made in Melbourne, Australia, Dirty Bunya (interestingly marked) top, Blackwood sides and back. Awesome sound now, and getting better with age.
2 my vintage '82 Sigma 12 . A loud and proud Martin D28-12, made to the same standards in Japan, using rather better woods and construction standards than C.F. Martin were achieving at the time, a lovely old guitar. Spruce top, rosewood sides and back. Was sitting out on the deck overlooking the sea last night, gin and tonic on the table, Sig in hand, thinking it doesn't get much better than this...
3. Hiding most of the time in the closet, I have a Tanglewood TW900 . Not a major name, a UK company using Chinese manufacturers, this was their top-of-the-range guitar a few years back. I bought it off an auction site when I first came to NZ just to have something to play. Have held onto it as it is just such a lovely thing, very sweet sound. I had it professionally set up a couple of months ago and the luthier couldn't believe how little I'd paid. Abalone inserts everywhere, perfect finish, gold Grovers, lovely woods. Comes out for parties and gIgs where no amplification is needed.

Guitars, you have to love 'em don't you?


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Big Mick
Date: 08 Oct 10 - 12:34 AM

I loved my Seagull, but a few years back United had their way with it. These days I play an older Canadian made Larrivee D-05. What an instrument that is!! I have yet to have a player pick it up that didn't love it. I still have my mid 60's Guild 12, and also play a Mexican Strat that I had the wizards of East Lansing (known as Elderly to you mortals) work over. I have fun with that thing. But the working axe is the Larrivee. Wonderful instrument.

All the best,

Mick


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 08:41 PM

They do play jazz in the Downtowner. Chongo says the guitar was brought in by one of the Baboons he was playing cards with, and he grabbed it because it was handy at the time. I don't know if the Baboon was a guitar player. Maybe he was just planning to pawn it or something.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Slag
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 06:56 PM

Sounds like it's in simian, er, I mean similar condition but no, I have all the parts. I thought violins and especially violin cases were the real Chi-town specialty. I also thought they played jazz in the Downtown Bar. Well, Chongo would know.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 06:02 PM

"Chicago made", eh, Slag? Well, it sounds a lot like a guitar that Chongo once busted over an infamous gorilla Capo's head in a fracas at the Downtowner Bar in Chicago in 1952. There wasn't much left of that one, sad to say, but Chongo has part of the neck and the head of it up on his office wall as a memento of the occasion.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Slag
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 04:51 PM

Well, I've finally come clean about my guitars in the Blue Ridge thread and the Harmony thread. The BR-6S is my nicest guitar but if I just feel like strumming around it's the Harmony. For that brand and a classical with nylon strings, it has great tone and I don't have to be as careful.

I may start another thread as my third guitar I have not seen mentioned anywhere here at mon chat le boue poisson (is that right?). I inherited my Dad's guitar that he bought sometime in the 30's, I think from Sers and Roebuck's. It is a Playtime Delux. It is in pretty bad shape. The top has several splits running though it. Strings have cut deep grooves in the bridge and I just re-glued the edging around the sound hole back in place-again. Dad had cut the neck down in width and a little in overall diameter so that part is unfinished. The pickplate has "BOB" carved in it in big fat overlapping letters. I wished I'd have left the rattlesnake rattles in the sound box (from his 'Desert' days at Randsberg and Trona) but those are easily restored. The nut has about a dozen grooves in it so you can take your choice when stringing it or if you need to elevate a string off a fret. The black is gone off the fret board under the most played strings. Man! What a great guitar! The first one I ever heard, the first I ever strummed (while Dad made the chord I hit the strings) and the first I ever played on my own.

So's, if'n any of you know anything about this Chicago made guitar, let me know, OK? I'd appreciated. Needless to say, this is my all time favorite insturment, though I don't play it any more, and the strings are pretty loose as they are just for appearance sake. No, she's not for sale at any price, sorry. I just would like a little more information about her.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:38 PM

Les Paul Junior 1987 reissue
1977 USA Strat
Home made SG Junior


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: The Sandman
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:14 PM

vintage guitar


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 03:11 PM

Boy, that sounds great. I wish I was located a bit closer to Maine, I'd go and visit Nick and take a look at his instruments, maybe get some lobster too. I love lobster! I was pretty sure I was going to get that guitar with a bid of $2,011...but I wasn't counting on you lurking in the shadows either. ;-)

I found a video with a guy named Erik Mongrain, and he's playing a really fine instrumental he wrote on a Rainsong guitar. Sounds very good. Have a look at the thread I launched about it.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Midchuck
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:39 PM

LH, you cost me about a thousand bucks. I'll getcha for that. (Actually, if I'd gotten it for what it was going for until the last minute or so, my conscience would bother me. Having retired from lawyering, I can afford to have a conscience again, and I have to get used to it a little at a time.)

I live in western central Vermont, maybe 5 hours from Mr. A., or a little more. I'm going to drive over Saturday morning, taking the northern route through the narrow top of New Hampshire and winding my way through backwoods Maine. He's offered me a lunch of lobster, which I like and don't get very often, living inland. After we've completed the transaction and he's shown me whatever I need to know about adjustments &c., I'll drive down the coast to Kendall and Jacqui's,where Kendall and I will play duets on Apollonio 12-strings until the neighbors call the cops. I'll sack in there and come back by the southern route early Sunday.

If I don't drop dead and the engine doesn't fall out and the Boston drivers don't get me.

P.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:21 PM

Hey, Midchuck, going to see Nick Appolonio, eh? You lucky dog. ;-) I nearly had that guitar, and I'll be very interested to hear your report on it. Do you live very far from Maine? I'm in Ontario.

I'm quite intrigued about the Rainsong carbon fiber guitars and am going to go have a look at their website.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Linda Goodman Zebooker
Date: 07 Oct 10 - 02:03 PM

I've been given a Saez 7/8 size nylon string guitar. It sounds wonderful and is easy for me to play. I especially like it for songs in minor keys or where the classical sound is preferred. Other times I have the continuing loan of my sweetheart's small Louden steel string. It's lovely and sparkly with good bass. When I have the opportunity, though, my favorite is to play his Huss & Dalton parlor guitar. That little instrument rings like a bell AND booms and nearly jumps out of my still-beginner hands, it's so responsive. It's a new guitar. That thing is going to grow to be a giant.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Bobert
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:50 PM

Well, I have just downsized from 12 stringed instruments to 4 and happy about it... These are what I play:

1. The "Back Porcher" 5 stringed slab electric custom built by Ted Crocker and the prototype of the geetars that Ted made Danyy Glover for the movie "The Honeydripper"...

2. My "Lowebow" cigar box which is a cross between a diddle bow and a geetar with two 1 1/4 inch dowel rods for a neck... All electric and plays like a dream...

3. The last remaining flat top acoustic having beat out my '66 Martin D-18 which I gave to my niece: it's a 60's S. Yairi parlor style... Still getting it set up the way I need it to be before takin' it on stage...

4. Washburn ES-10 reonator which is my main performing geetar... It has a Beard cone and electrics and plays and sounds great...

That's it...

Bobert


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Tim Leaning
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:42 PM

Trouble with instruments is they hide in your car while you are in the music shop. Then they sneak into dark corners of yer house and lurk unplayed in the shadows.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,josep
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:37 PM

I have Seagull, Framus (1961), Epiphone (1965), Takamine, La Patrie, Washburn, Dean, Gretsch and Tacoma.

The Tacoma is probably the best of them but they all handle pretty well. I've played Martins and Larrivees and they are very nice guitars but I simply will not spend that kind of money on a guitar. My Gretsch archtop was $1600 and that is my limit. Frankly, I'm not that good a performer or songwriter to justify splurging on a Martin although I would if it was worth it to me.

But shelling out $2800 or more at my level of proficiency is pointless. I feel guilty owning some of the guitars that I do have.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Midchuck
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 07:43 AM

Guest Steamin/ Willie and I are on just the same page.

I note I last posted to this thread in April of '07. In August of '07 Mizchuck and I took our annual pilgrimage to Montana to see the "kids." Since we'd had a more than usually traumatic flight the year before, and we had a nice new car, we elected to drive out. Naturally, we had to avoid greater Chicago, and we had to visit Elderly if we were within a couple of hours, so we turned northwest at Toledo, went to Lansing and then took the ferry across Lake Michigan.

At Elderly, I took down a Rainsong, the OM-1000. I'd played one five or six years previously, and been unimpressed. They worked on 'em some since. After I'd been playing it for an hour, the credit card came out.

I've used it ever since, almost any time I've played outside the house. It's not the best sounding guitar I have, by any means. But the ones that sound better don't sound enough better to justify the risk of traveling with them, and trying to protect them from heat, cold, humidity, dryness, and drunks. One doesn't even have to think about any of those things with a carbon fiber instrument. And you can transport it safely in a cheap gigbag and save your back.

On the other hand, I'm planning a road trip this weekend, to the Main coast. This may result in a drastic change of habits.

Peter


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Steamin' Willie
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 05:11 AM

Rainsong OM1000.

I recently took £2K into a shop to check out Martins, Taylors, etc etc blah blah..

They had a second hand Fylde that interested me. My working guitar was a yamaha at the time so the Fylde did look promising...

But next to the Fylde was a Rainsong, carbon fibre graphite guitar. It was mine the very next day/

They don't go out of tune under stage lights or being transferred from a cold van to an overheated dressing room. Don't warp on a plane and aren't affected by hot countries followed by cold countries.

Sound?

The strong point...   No bracing means no dead resonance nodes. the sound is very very pure, with the clarity of a piano. The LR Baggs pickup was a bonus too.

I love the bugger, really really do.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Sarah McQuaid
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 05:06 AM

Eeek! I put my website instead of Andy's -- he's at www.andymanson.com -- really sorry, think my own website address is burnt into my fingers at this stage.

S


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Sarah McQuaid
Date: 06 Oct 10 - 05:05 AM

On tour I play a guitar made for me by Andy Manson (www.sarahmcquaid.com), but for recording and for going out to the odd session when I'm at home I still love my 1965 Martin D-28. I also have a Guild 12-string c. 1985 and still have my first guitar, a Yamaha FG-375S that my mother bought for me in 1980 or thereabouts. It's actually a really good guitar, so I'm keeping hold of it in case one of my kids decides to take up the instrument. I also still have my mother's old classical guitar. And an old Weymann open-back 5-string and a beautiful old Martin uke, neither of which I've yet learnt to play ... and I think that's about it!

Sarah McQuaid
http://www.sarahmcquaid.com


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 06:08 PM

Tha's a very nice trio of guitars, Brian. I'll have to try out a Martin 12-string sometime and see what they're like.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Richard in Manchester
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:35 PM

Two Kinkades, both Kingsdowns, 1984 mahogany and 2006 rosewood. Can't beat 'em.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: maeve
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:34 PM

Brian May's link


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Brian May
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:30 PM

http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq174/brianwmay/Martin%20D12-28/IMG_0016.jpg

Try that


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Brian May
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 04:27 PM

I'm down to three guitars now . . .

Fulfilling a promise made to myself over 40 years ago, I've bought the following:

Martin 000-28 - a beautiful little 'comfortable' acoustic, minimum bling, quality woods

Martin D-28 - minimum bling, quality woods and killer sound

Martin D12-28 - minimum bling, quality woods and the nicest 12 string I've ever played in my life.

On the 6 strings, I have Elixirs, on the 12 Martin Marquis (with Elixirs waiting in the wings.

G7/Shubb brass and Kyser capos - all work well, favourite is G7.

Soft leather straps, made in England of gorgeously soft and attractive cowhide.

Oh, I forgot - I love playing all of them, when I don't play, I just get a huge kick out of looking at them.

[IMG]http://i445.photobucket.com/albums/qq174/brianwmay/Martin%20D12-28/IMG_0016.jpg[/IMG]


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Chris Green
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 02:33 PM

I have a 2008 Armstrong. I tried Martins, Taylors, Fyldes and God knows how many others before I made the decision to ask Rob to build me one. It's the best instrument I've ever played, enables me to play stuff that I quite simply can't play on other guitars and sings like a nightingale every time I take it out of the case. I've just turned 33 and look forward to the pair of us growing old together! :-)


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Mooh
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 12:09 PM

Still use the acoustic Beneteaus (www.beneteauguitars.com) the most though I have added another from 1979 since I last posted here. Also use acoustic guitars by Josh House (www.houseguitars.com), and a LaPatrie classical. For electrics it's currently 2 Telecasters, a Strat, and 6 Godins. I need to get rid of a couple.

The acoustics all have different uses. Not as much duplication as it looks. There are a couple of regular 6 strings, a nylon, 12, baritone, one or two for alternate tunings, one zouk-guitar, etc. I want different tones as much as possible.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,Fyldeplayer
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 11:39 AM

I am appraising a Martin electro acoustic with view to purchase. Was concerned that it might be light in bottom end but I'm warming to the 'cut', its just so easy to play. My Fylde Oberon has beautiful but very 'intimate' sound. I did try Freshman Apollo DC2 which nearly won me over but a little 'brittle'.
As someone at our session commented 'you can never have too many guitars'. I'm glad my wife was in ear shot!
We are all fans of Mr B's Avalon - thankfully in safe hands.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: MissouriMud
Date: 04 Oct 10 - 10:44 AM

I play a rebuilt Gibson L-00 (1938 but with a newer top)for my Old Timey stuff and a newer Martin 000-28 Norman Blake (slot head)for much of the rest. I've got a few others that I play occasionally for specific purposes, but those two are the mainstays.   As I get older I find the smaller body guitars are easier for me to play - both those two have plenty of volume and great tone.


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: Spot
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 02:18 PM

Allo everybody... ;-)

Got Fishman Blend in me Lowden 032... very, very, very good!! ;-)

Regards to all..etc   Spot ;-)


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Subject: RE: Guitars..what do you play?
From: GUEST,bubblyrat
Date: 03 Oct 10 - 08:01 AM

Incidentally ; regarding the Guild ; at present,it has a basic Fishman under-saddle Piezzo pick-up,which is less than superb for plugged-in playing. I was thinking of installing one of those Fishman combo under-saddle & sound-hole "swan neck" mic. systems ; anyone care to comment as to their efficacy ??


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