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Started Jul 26, 2009

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Antonio Cotichini Jun 20, 2009.

 

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Antonio Cotichini replied to FloridaGull's discussion I have a confession to make - I prefer to play my 12-strings tuned down one step, while using a capo on the second fret... in the group 12-String Guitar
"I've always played my 12 that way. Well, I'm not a fingerstylist and I play almost always in the upper half of the fretboard. That's the reason I use medium top/heavy bottom (12/54) EJ37 D'Addario strings. Give them a try..."
Tuesday
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I feel almost save using my Shubb 12 str. capo... I bent it a little more, just to adapt the radius on the bass side, and find the the right amount of pressure with the screw, not too much to detune but not too less to have buzz. The hard thing is…"
Saturday
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert Williamson's discussion octave strings' height in the group 12-String Guitar
"I think it's a problem without a solution. If you change your nut, to rise those strings, you'll have the opposite problem... to press the octave more to keep them touching the frets. Geometry, on a 12 string guitar, is always problematic,…"
Apr 7
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"At last I did it!.. I sold the D4 and bought the D50 BGS. Speaking in $... I sold for 880 and bought for 1430. As soon as I can I'll put pics."
Jan 6
Antonio Cotichini replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion GAS-sing for a 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"Michael... I agree about the necks... also 5 layers, and it means they're probably stiffer. But I can't imagine a fretboard, that is 5mm thick, made in 3 layers of about 1.6mm ebony slices. If it will need one or more refretting jobs in…"
Dec 16, 2013
Antonio Cotichini replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion GAS-sing for a 12 string in the group 12-String Guitar
"Yamaha LL16-12 – 12-string handmade guitar with solid Engelmann spruce top, solid rosewood back & sides, 3-ply thomann mahogany/rosewood neck, 3-ply ebony fretboard, 20 frets, 650mm scale, gold-plated die-cast tuners, includes bag case.…"
Dec 14, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I'm still saving money to buy that, Tacoma built, Guild D50 Bluegrass Special... A few more sacrifice and it will be mine! I'm selling my D4 (RI made)."
Sep 30, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I meant... No electronics.. but, Yes original case! Do you think is a good price? You're welcome Bob. I subscribed for the magazine more than 15 years ago. I hate to loose a single issue!"
Jun 24, 2013
Antonio Cotichini replied to Iain Brennan's discussion Any Advantage in Using Bone for Bridge Pins? in the group Guitar Makers
"I remember a similar discussion on Stefan Grossman's guitar workshop, a few years ago. Some say that brass pins add mass to the bridge, increasing sustain and brightness. Bone pins increase tone on a dull instrument. Some say that ebony pins…"
Jun 22, 2013
Antonio Cotichini replied to Iain Brennan's discussion Any Advantage in Using Bone for Bridge Pins? in the group Guitar Makers
"Well... they're stiffer than plastic ones, less prone to absorb string sustain. Also more brightness  and balance... but we're talking of very small percentage. A lot of other things affect the tone more... as humidity. Given that in…"
Jun 22, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I had the same problem with the mag. I haven't had it starting with Nov 2013. After a few e-mails I've been helped by a very friendly guy, Peter Penhallow, that explained to me there's been a big problem with their computer archives…"
Jun 22, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"How good are the Guilds built in the Tacoma Washington factory? Did anybody notice some difference in quality respect the old RI or new Connecticut production? I find a used D-50 in a shop here in Italy. Very good conditions. They ask a little less…"
Jun 8, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Oh my god... Ted! You know... I live not far from Recanati in Italy... and the original EKO factory was there. I think in the 60es almost half of the cheap guitars around the world were EKO. I remember a picture in the booklet of the Jethro…"
Jun 6, 2013
Antonio Cotichini commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Happy New Year to everybody. As an old member on this forum, I've read many times about the problem of lifting bridge on 12 string guitars. Mostly on famous brands... like Martin. I have a Yamaha FG 460S 12A made in 1992. I use D'Addario…"
Jan 5, 2013
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"No one. Sorry. I live in Italy."
Dec 12, 2012
Antonio Cotichini replied to Robert's discussion Help- Need ebony bridge in the group 12-String Guitar
"I can't see how deep are those cuts. Anyway... if they're just superficial, well, it's not a bad thing, because this means that the angle of the string on the saddle is stronger and leads to a better pressure. If this is the case...…"
Dec 12, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Mandolin
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
GUILD D4-E NT HR (6 string spruce/mahogany dread))
SUZUKI SDG-40 (6 string spruce/rosewood dread)
DAION L-999 (6 string cedar/rosewood parlor/mini jumbo)
YAMAHA FG 460S 12A (12 string spruce/rosewood dread)
Custom made mandolin
What is your website address?
http://jtlz954@gmail.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic Rock, Folk, Celtic....
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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At 3:47pm on May 2, 2012, claudio olivieri said…

era una chitarra ....pericolosa: per la salute della mano (un'action esagerata) e non solo....

era elettrificata (ricordo le due manopolone).....elettrificava non solo il suono, ma anche chi suonava !

Quante scosse ho preso .....ma la nostalgia è..nostalgia

un sorriso da san benedetto del tr. (sono un romano....emigrato da tempo)

claudio

At 1:46pm on September 13, 2011, FloridaGull said…

Nice bird in your profile pic! ;-)

We have parakeets that just bred!  They seem to like the guitar music...

At 12:31pm on January 11, 2010, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Ciao, Antonio!
If you google "headway electronics", you'll get a link for headway's web page. By the time I purchased their pick ups, they were a very small company; now, they seem to have improved their business. I bought a "snake" model pick up to install in my solid - body Portuguese guitar in 1999, and it still works as well as in the 1st day. Then I bought a second one in 2001, for a steel string guitar, and it's equally good. "Snakes" are under saddle pick ups, but I believe Headway also makes contact pick ups (for violin family instruments). Now that you mention K&K having a system of 3 microphones, I think I heard of those, but I've never tried them. Those 3 mikes have flexible arms so that you may choose their exact location inside the soundbox, isn't it? Are they expensive?, and how do they behave about feedback problems? Best regards, Luis.
At 5:03am on August 25, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
I left you a note about you Yamaha in the 12 string group with a question in it...

I also am really interested in your mandolin...I like the shape and design of the back...I am going to build an octave mandolin and I am looking for ideas. Of course it will be larger (somewhere between a mandolin and small guitar) but I like the shape of the back of yours. Oh yeah, I like the front too! Edward
At 7:32am on August 11, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hey, I see you are a member of the Guild Guitar Group...me too!
See you there!
Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
At 5:48pm on July 18, 2009, Jeff Luchsinger said…
Yeah, it does sound like that. Stills is one of my inspirations.
 
 
 

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