"Accommodation is pretty scarce in Nazareth, we stayed in a B&B which was very nice as far as golf goes...I'll leave that to someone else. It is a fantastic tour and facility with lots of guitars to play and the museum is just brilliant…"
"ALL of the garbage you see on TV labeled as "reality" shows are engineered fakes!!! I don't know what has happened in this world that people can be so gullible, shallow and happy to live their lives vicariously though the…"
"Michael...it's definitely off topic, this is a music site as opposed to a show biz site, AI is "show biz" has nothing to do with music....the glistening of the strings is show biz lights, as with everything else on those shows it is…"
"In my opinion acoustic guitars, like people, should age gracefully not force-ably and my understanding is the best way to age a guitar is to play it. My '73 D-28 doesn't look as good as any of those guitars it has been played sometimes…"
"Went in to my Guitar Church to pick up my Guild that was having a fret dress and a service and saw an open blue Martin hard shell case typical of '70s dreadnought cases and asked what came out of it .... a collector in ill health brought in his…"
"My friend said "treat every note from first to last as important"...good advice. Although my stuff is mostly lyric based....if it didn't have music it would just be poetry... so the music is important...still learning, still working…"
"I think the first thing you need to determine is why you are going to play at an open mic in the first place...they have their value for a performer but they are also a way for a venue to provide free music and get a F&F (Family & Friends)…"
"Ed, you must rank higher in the chain on this site...whenever I try to copy and past something like this I get the too many words message....frustration and usually give up and resort to linking to my website...what's the trick.
Nice info, I…"
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!