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Latest Activity: Dec 31, 2015

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Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? 14 Replies

Started by Alan Sturgess. Last reply by Tom Riccardi Dec 10, 2015.

Any try or use Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze .010-.047 yet? If so, opinions? 3 Replies

Started by Martin van Dooremalen. Last reply by Dave Fengler Sep 1, 2015.

Hummingbird 12 string and Gibson Restoration 3 Replies

Started by TheValleyGirl. Last reply by Jim Yates Jul 6, 2015.

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Comment by Mike Raeburn on December 26, 2015 at 1:54pm
A very fine looking guitar! Might we hear it on YouTube sometime soon? Valley Girl, I would be really interested to see your Hummingbird now it is sorted after all your trials and tribulations.
Comment by michael schwartz on December 26, 2015 at 5:36am

oh yes...its a '93 with rosewood bindings

Comment by michael schwartz on December 26, 2015 at 5:34am

Yairi DY72 has now entered the mix over here!! Cedar over Mahogany. Warm, mellow tones and a pleasure to finger pick!!

Comment by Dave Fengler on September 1, 2015 at 9:15am


Comment by TheValleyGirl on September 1, 2015 at 9:10am
That Martin is one beautiful guitar! My hummingbird 12 string is back to its original condition… Beautiful! If anyone's looking for a good Luther try Rob Sherman in Napa.
Comment by michael schwartz on September 1, 2015 at 7:36am

@Robert...I guess I LOVE 'em too!!! I can only think of one more(ha) to "eventually" add, but I'm done with GAS for a while!! I don't think my Buddy is in any hurry to sell his '74 D12-41...looking forward to getting Arlo back in a couple of weeks. I only had a few days to play it so far!!

Comment by Robert on September 1, 2015 at 7:04am

Very nice, Michael.  Enjoy.  I love Martin 12's. 

And, to Dave F. - once in a while? ;)  I played mine exclusively for something like 40 years. (I did finally break down and get a 6 string [Taylor] just for variety.)

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on August 30, 2015 at 4:33am

Damn... Robert, you should have re-direct her GAS attak toward the D-35... BUY it... and compensate with a couple of heavy woolly pullovers... eheheh...

Comment by Robert on August 29, 2015 at 9:02am

I've got the wife, just not the $.  Recently went to a local store where SHE had a GAS attack over a Martin SWOMGT.  First steel string guitar I've gotten her to play in over 40 years!  AND they had a D-35 that would have been a great companion to my D12-35.  But we're reassembling a PA system right now and heating season is coming on...

Comment by Antonio Cotichini on August 29, 2015 at 8:25am

mmm... if there's a disease I've never been affected is envy... but... how does it comes that Michael and Alan have those rare kind of wives who love their husbands and their husbands' guitars too ???!!! I'm sure them both deserve this happiness... In my next life I'll marry an overseas girl!.. Wish me good luck!

Michael, the strings spacing seems very narrow... it's my optical sensation?

Anyway... very good purchase!


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