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Comment by Jim Yates on December 31, 2013 at 6:33pm

I only saw Joni once live, in 1964, while she was still Joni Anderson.  I've seen very little of her on video and really enjoyed that clip.  Thanks Bob.

Comment by Steve Frank on December 31, 2013 at 3:13pm

Hey Jud, that is some awesome tone!! And it will only get better and better!! I did think it was funny when he dropped the F bomb at 3:36 in the video and rewound but didn't go quite far back enough to cover it. After he strums the G and C twice, he must have done something I really didn't notice...maybe muted a string or wasn't quite positioned right and got some buzz, but he sure heard it.  1 7/8 " nut has to be tough if not used to it. I can't even use a 1 3/4 anymore because of arthritis, so have to dump a Martin 12 fret I only bought a couple months ago figuring I would get used to it. Too much pain in that left index finger when I do certain things I do all the time. Oh well...was nice having all that room for the right hand, but I have pretty good finger accuracy on the right hand anyway so 1 11/16 is fine. Amazing what the 1/16 of an inch can do!!!

Comment by Jud Hair on December 31, 2013 at 2:50pm

Check out this video demo of the Martin D-28 Authentic 1931 ... sweet ! ! 

Comment by Gary Clements on December 30, 2013 at 8:53pm

Thanks Bob.  Same to you.  Let's hope for the best for 2014.

Thanks for posting the Joni video.  It brings back a lot of memories.  I saw her live a couple of times.  Probably one of the most talented musicians alive!

Comment by Bob Crain on December 30, 2013 at 5:12pm

2014 NEW YEAR SOLUTION - Listen to the song video link below and then ... may the Spirit of Woodstock fill all of our hearts, minds and souls and with that may 2014 be a year with LESS; hate, injustice, pollution, bullshit, war, violence, fake stars, religion, phony nationalism, politics and MORE; tolerance, compassion, care for our planet, truth, music, forgiveness, real heroes, faith, patriotism, and governing of, by and for the people.

Woodstock - Joni Mitchell - 1969

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 30, 2013 at 5:07pm
Sounds good Bob...yeah it is torture to make myself play all 30 or so instruments I own, but I suffer through it!!! :-) here's wishing you all a happy, healthy, and musical new year!
Comment by Bob Crain on December 30, 2013 at 5:01pm

yeah Ed but with your collection it must get a bit lonely from not getting played enough...lol - I took my '73 in for a service and a fret dress and my guitar tech asked me if all I did was sit around and play as the frets looked like a series of peaks and valleys. I am about to add to my collection of 2 as I have finally found a 60's Fender Acoustic a Palomino not a collectors item but they just play so nice with that typical Fender neck...great excuse too my wife says she wants to start playing guitar and its a perfect size for her 2 birds with 1 stone.

Comment by Edward Sparks on December 30, 2013 at 4:53pm
I have a 1976 D 28!
Comment by Bob Crain on December 30, 2013 at 4:49pm

I do that with song writing...better to have too many songs than too many guitars.

Comment by FloridaGull on December 30, 2013 at 4:45pm

No, no, no - you must expand your horizons... ;-)

 

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