"Interesting topic at the moment...I just put my '73 D-28 in the shop for a service (only 1 week so I am not fretting too much) it has been 18 months since I had the neck reset (a 3 month separation). When I took it in my Tech said "hell…"
"Ladies and Gentlemen, I couldn't attach the link to a music blog here because it is too long so I have put it on my website here http://www.bobcrain.com.au/index.php/my-take. This may be the best essay (English and Grammar excepted) ever on the…"
"Last Saturday after my "knock knock" to see if anyone was there, Michael S Jackson raised a very important point of discussion... the effect of electronics and gadgetry on songwriting and live music. This is a subject very dear to me and I…"
"Firstly...I just wanted to know if the site was still working and what all you regulars were doing since I hadn't seen any posts for awhile....I am trying to avoid controversy, Ed, Lon, Rick, Michael and the rest nice to know you are still…"
"wow that's a mouthful! Lots of stuff there much of which I agree with and am indeed dealing with some of those issues here in Aust. as we speak. I will expand and discuss when I have some time to do it properly. Thanks for raising these issues…"
"There is of course always that option to "write a song about it" however not sure the subject matter would grab the fans attention too much. I am not a sit down and I'm going to write a song songwriter they just get "faxed"…"
"I run a Martin/Fishman under bridge pick up with a pre-amp power booster (forgot the brand) on my '73 D-28 through a Behringer ACH 1800 Ultracoustic Amp on stage. It seems to work as the comments I get are along the lines of how are you getting…"
"I am not sure exactly what type of Guilds these were one got picked up for $150 and the other $300 by 2 different guys. I played one of them but didn't really inspect it...suspect they were both Chinese made but the one I played was really…"
"Congratulations Ron....lately I have heard of 2 (now 3) people getting incredible deals on Guilds both from closing down sales....always pays to keep your eyes open in the guitar shop. I have never been terribly impressed with Taylors lots of people…"
"Yeah plenty of new reissued ones available, note they are mostly cutaways....they didn't do that in the '60s. The original models had what they call a "tone bar" which was a brass or bronze bar which went through the body of the…"
"Whilst any of you are trolling around the guitars for sale sites if you see a 1960's vintage Fender Kingman for sale please let me know I am interested in getting my hands on one and no I am not doing an Elvis impersonation…"
"I don't think I would be too worried about this unless there was actually some potential to sell the song or an offer to purchase on the table. Write another move on......Just my opinion.
Here in Australia we songwriters register our songs with…"
"Great Room....I mean a great room, they change the guitars regularly. I remember playing this all black guitar I think it was a Johnny Cash Signature Model really nice.....just you and great guitars, it doesn't get much better."
"Fantastic....it is surely a trip to remember. The Martin Museum is brilliant and the playing room with all the top of the line signature models etc....all of that topped off by a tour where you get to see everything and I mean everything and you can…"
I went to your page and saw some of your pics...there is one from a visit you made to the Martin Museum and took a picture of the exhibit with Crosby, Stills and Nash...in the bottom right hand corner is a miniature guitar (000-45) in a little case that I created! Here is your picutre:
Here is the story from the Sounding Board Newsletter about my miniature.
Oops, that S was a typo...It's a standard D28. My D28-12 is in the shop right now getting a neck reset and refret...when I get it back it will be kept tuned an whole step down for songs I can't sing that high on...like McCartney's "We can work it out." I have a 1980 Guild 12 string I kept strung with extra lihgts and tuned to pictch, but the double truss rods in the neck keep it in check! Edward
Hi Bob, welcome to the songwriters group! We look forward to "talking" with you there about songwriting! I have a 1976 Martin S28 and a 1980 D 28 12string. Although I play pro, I have several guitars I use on stage but my D28 6 string is my home guitar for writing and recording. Maybe you could post some of your songs here. I have become pretty good friends with another guy from Australia named Ken Brodie, he is from Darwin Northern Territory...don't expect you to know him, but he is a great writer and player/singer...you might want to get in touch with him. So, welcome!