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This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.

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New (to me) Acoustic Amp! 5 Replies

Just picked up a used  - but never used - Laney LA 30C acoustic guitar amp. The chap had bought it for his son as a Christmas gift several years ago - by the time Christmas rolled around, son had…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by Terry Angelli Mar 22.

For sale: 2013 Guild GAD M120, mint condition, OHSC 3 Replies

Guild GAD M120, Cherry finish - Mint condition - $465.00This is a brand new Guild GAD M120 purchased in December of 2013. The sound is great, condition is mint. I played it maybe a dozen times before…Continue

Started by ra harris. Last reply by FloridaGull Mar 10.

Recording King RO 10 - Update 4 Replies

Just a note to bring the story of the Recording King RO 10 up to date. I've had the bridge reglued and popped a set of Martin S&S on it, and I am more than pleased, with some reservations.The…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 18.

Recording King RO 10 - Up and Running 10 Replies

Got the RO 10 back from the bridge reglue a  few days ago, and installed a set of Martin Silk&Steel strings last night. Took advantage of having the strings off to give the fretboard a good lemon…Continue

Started by Blackback Gull. Last reply by FloridaGull Feb 10.

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Comment by Michael Berish on January 21, 2012 at 12:05am

I have 2 Taylor guitars that I love.  I have a chance to buy a Boulder Creek ECRM6-N All Koa Acoutic/Electric guitar.  I like the sound of a Koa, but don't want to spend 3 or 4 grand on one.  Also, I have never played an OM size guitar.  Does anyone know what this guitar sounds like?  it's only $769.00, so I know it's not Koa anything like a Taylor, but does it sound anything like Koa.  Is it worth the price?  Also, I have big fingers (16 1/2 ring finger and 11 1/2 pinkie).  They're big , but not long.  Will I be able to play an OM type guitar without getting my fingers all in a knot?

Comment by Jud Hair on January 20, 2012 at 4:49pm

@ Floridagull ... Wow ... sweet looking little guitar!  I'd LOVE to play one sometime!  ;-)

Comment by FloridaGull on January 20, 2012 at 2:09pm

Ordered a Walden T550 for my daughter today - will get it sometime next week...

Her birthday isn't until February 21st, so I get to fool around with it for a bit first :-)

Pics when it arrives...but here's the pic from the Walden site:

T550
 
Comment by FloridaGull on January 17, 2012 at 11:11am

See?  I knew SOMEONE would look it up for me... ;-)

Comment by Jud Hair on January 17, 2012 at 10:50am

Regarding the reference to "Nashville Tuning" in the post below ... honestly, I didn't even know what it meant.  I do now!  Kinda cool idea.  Check out Justin Sandercoe's video explanation ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JLdPU_RKxc

Comment by FloridaGull on January 17, 2012 at 10:34am

Here's a nice one - a 2011 Wechter Nashville tuned parlor:

And the link:

http://www.gbase.com/gear/wechter-nashville-tuned-parlor-2011-natur...

$489 - solid cedar top - very nice!  Perhaps someone can tell me what Nashville tuning is?  Yes, I could look it up...

Comment by Michael T. Swisher on January 16, 2012 at 12:22pm

Mike,

Regarding your question. Yes that's it. The older I get the fuzzier my memory.

Peace,

Michael

Comment by Phil Manuel on January 16, 2012 at 9:29am
Oh, I've not seen that type. Looks like they might work for me too. Thanks for the link, going to get some to try, as I like the idea of "feeling" the string. I don't play much classical anymore, but getting the touch of the string is a good thing.
Comment by Robin June Nakkula on January 16, 2012 at 8:32am

I've had good success with the Guptill ProPiks, the Fingertones with the open area over your finger's pad.

http://www.guptillmusic.com/propik/fingertone.html

I play both classical and fingerstyle (as well as flatpick when the song's energy calls for it). The ProPiks with my steelstring guitars permit me the feel of the string that I'm used to from nylon-playing, but they protect my nails from the steel strings chewing them up. That way,when it's time for classical guitar rehearsal, I stand a better chance of still having nails for the nylon strings.

Comment by Phil Manuel on January 16, 2012 at 8:23am
I tried fingerpicks of all types about 20years ago, and never really was comfortable with them. So, I used my nails,mtaking care of them daily was a chore, but a necessity. As I got older, my nails got more brittle, and no matter the attention to them, I just couldn't keep them in shape for fingerstylemor classical.

I went back to a hybrid picking style I used when I played electric guitars. Then, I started listening to my old Jorma Kaukonen and Hot Tuna albums again. I was determined to learn how to use fingerpicks to get that sound. It was a struggle, but finally after about six months, I found my way with them. I use some Dunlap brass fingerpicks on my index and middle finger, and either a Fred Kelley Bumblebee thumbpick or a Golden Gate pearloid thumbpick. I have some brass ProPiks, as a backup, too. I do find they do add some "noise" when I get lazy about picking, but generally they work fine.

For me, I just didn't feel the Alaska picks worked, hurt my nails, and I just don't like the idead of fussing with gluing and shaping nails anymore. So, I guess it just comes down to what works for you may not work for someone else. I think it's always worthwhile to exlpore your options, thennyou can narrow your choices.
 

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