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Comment by Greg on February 10, 2011 at 6:30am

Ed that was me. I always value your opinion so I will have my baby put in the shop and have the input jack fixed. I will have to use my little Matin for a couple days (not a bad trade off). Have you used the nanoweb strings by Elixer? I have to tell you they have a really strange feel to them, I have to keep checking my fingers because I think they have a grease on them. But they dont. The strings feel very soft and slick.

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 10, 2011 at 4:42am

JD
The"frets" are short lengths of a high "E" string from a light gauge set. The strings are just silver colored sewing thread.  For my tuning keys, I use a short length of the sharp end of a regular straight pin and a piece of posterboard cut to the shape of the key, glued and pushed onto the pin and a little glue on the exposed layers of the posterboard to fill it in. Once painted with silver or gold car model paint they look like the real thing! I have more recently been using a small looped wire and filling the middle with glue and then once dry, painting it with the model paint. I use the head of the pin cut shorter for the tuning key end where you attach the string...see the pics below. I am always looking for new and better ways to make them look more real! Edward

Comment by TL on February 10, 2011 at 1:02am

Hi Guys!

 

Here is my new video, with a C-16GTE:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF-xwmf1f-o

 

Have a great day,

 

Tamas

Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 11:21pm
Have to crank up desk to to load photos, iPad doesn't support flash. And no, I can't be looking at or trying anymore guitars for awhile, I've bought 2 in the past 6 months, coulda had a D45 by now. No more shopping for me, can't even afford a tuner for the new D35, yet.....Need to Practice, practice, learn, Lessons, I haven't even opened yet........
Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 10:41pm
Hey guys, want some good, free, tab, no registration , just copy PDF:
http://www.flatpick.com/flatpickjam/
Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 7:58pm
My new D 35 is here! How do u get pics on here. IPad does Not have flash! Will I need to go to my Mac desktop?
Comment by J. D. Woods on February 9, 2011 at 6:55pm
Ed - absolutely incredible!! What in the heck are you using for fret wires, strings, and tuning keys on these tiny things?
Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 6:42pm

J.D.,

Here's one I did for a local builder who plays with me in a trio...his Christmas present...Edward

Comment by Edward Sparks on February 9, 2011 at 6:39pm

Hi Greg H.   Didn't know which Greg i was answering...glad it was you!  Hope to see you this summer at the Philly Vintage show?  Edward

Here we are at the 09 show!

 

 

Comment by Michael & Kody on February 9, 2011 at 5:28pm
Don't use loc tight!
 

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