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Comment by Jan Borgstroem on April 29, 2011 at 9:06am
I just traded my 00015 and a little money for a D 18 in mint condition
I would like to know how old it is,- the serial number is D18 - 1259051
The soundboard has a very beatifull "tan" compared to my other guitars, so maybe it`s a litte older than I was told ?
Does anyboby know
Comment by Bernie on April 29, 2011 at 7:14am
Jonathan since the weather is getting nicer will we see you at the Chili jam? It is the first Wens of next month
Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 29, 2011 at 7:09am
great looking guitar. proceedure definitely not for the faint of heart
Comment by Edward Sparks on April 29, 2011 at 6:46am

I was at Raymond Guitars yesterday and watched as he steamed the neck joint on my 1980 Martin D-28-12 in prep for a neck re-set and re-fret.  Cool pics, well not cool the steam was hot!!!   It was really unnerving to see that neck joint steam and then the neck just slide off!  Not for amateurs!!!  Edward

Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 13, 2011 at 10:28pm
My current signature piece is Amazing Grace. I drop the low E down to D, throw in what I believe are minor 7th chords (I cannot read music) and play in a most unorthodox rhythm which I loathe to think is jazzy. Hm?  I will have to find a way to post it. I also play The Cat Came Back but I do not recall who I learned it from. Doc Watson? Hamilton Camp? Bob Gibson? And Black Mountain Blues a la Dave Van Ronk ca. 1964. Wear Your Love Like Heaven by Donovan was my former signature piece along with some songs a la Richie Havens, my all time Main Man. Imagine him doing Amazing Grace. In fact I was pipe dreaming about buying a Guild Havens Signature Edition yesterday. It has been decades since I performed and I have forgotten my repertoire much less how to play it. Thank you for asking. I hope this isn't too much info.
Comment by Gerald Germany on April 13, 2011 at 6:14pm
For me it depends entirely on my mood at the time...if I'm in a fingerstyle sort of mood, it might be something as dead-simple and sedate as Hallelujah....or it might be a little more complex like Stanley Meyers Cavatina....or, in the middle like some James Taylor tune...or I might feel like flatpicking a little and work on anything from Pancho and Lefty to Maggie May to Wish you Were Here....or just whatever happens to be in my head at the moment...
Comment by Dave G on April 13, 2011 at 5:38pm
Hey Jonathan...your comment re SStills made me wonder about the songs all of us play first when we pick up our guitars.  Sure you're a fan of his, and there aren't any better first solo albums than his.  I'd never dare write a song, as the great songs out there are to be tried, mastered and fiddled with in my world.  What songs do you all play when you pick up your acoustic?
Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 12, 2011 at 9:18am
Comment by Jonathan Gates on April 11, 2011 at 8:58pm

I Googled Bromberg + Martin to see what Dave G is referring to. Found this citation from an Australian dealer.
Comment by Dave G on April 9, 2011 at 12:11pm
Listen guys...enough with the guitar porn.  I can't bear the thought w/o my G-A-S kicking up.  Alas...w/o $$$ it's just fantasy.  Anytime Bromberg's name pops up I notice.  Really, Ed...thanks for the pics and vignette.

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