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  • Placentia, CA
  • United States
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Cliff commented on Cliff's group Orange County fingerpickers
"Welcome anyone and everyone!  I thought this might be a nice forum and way for fingerpickers to connect.  What do you like to play?  My own play tends to run toward old Piedmont style blues, and Laurence Juber sort of stuff.  How…"
Jul 5, 2012
Cliff commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"JR- I forgot, also used Taylors."
Jul 5, 2012
Cliff commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"JR - The Craigslist method is the recycler of the 21st century. Just make sure you play before you buy. I have three Martins, but they are not the only great guitar. You may be able to get a lot more bang for your 1k with a used Larrivee. That said,…"
Jul 5, 2012
Cliff joined Michele's group

Southern California Players

A place for anyone in SoCal who is interested in sharing their love of music. From Novice to Pro all are welcomeSee More
Jul 3, 2012
Cliff joined Ted Hechtman's group

Guitar Collectors

Do you collect guitars? Do you have a collection? Would you like to collect guitars? Do you want to look at pictures of other people's collections? Well then this is the group to do it in!
Jul 3, 2012
Cliff joined Michael Robertson's group


Exploring DADGAD tuning and building a collection DADGAD online resources.Got a question or comment? Post to the Comment Wall.Know of a DADGAD online resource? Add it to the Discussion ForumThanks, Enjoy your playing!See More
Jul 3, 2012
Cliff joined Edward Sparks's group

Acoustic Archtops

Acoustic (non-electric) archtop guitars are becoming hard to photos of yours here!
Jul 3, 2012
Cliff posted a group

Orange County fingerpickers

A place to chat for fingerpickers in OC or anywhere else for that matter.See More
Jun 8, 2012
Cliff replied to bruce wilson's discussion Do you use a pick?
"I use thumb picks which I modify by "opening" them up a bit with hot water, then I use a bit of tape to hold them securely without cutting off circulation.  I play mostly finger style blues and finger style solo (Juber, Pettaway,…"
Jun 4, 2012
Cliff commented on Cliff's photo


"You're right, they are flat wound. You are also right about the wire run.  I did not do any of this, I bought the guitar on e-bay several years ago, but have not played it much as I tend to stick with fingerstyle solo on flat tops."
Jun 4, 2012
Edward Sparks commented on Cliff's photo


"Very, I guess you made the metal brace and attached it yourself? And I assume that the wire is feeding into the F hole under the pickguard and then inside to the that right.  The strings also look interesting...the Bill…"
Jun 3, 2012
Cliff joined Edward Sparks's group

Picks, Picks, Picks

Flatpicks, of your favorite picks and why!See More
Jun 3, 2012
Cliff joined Garrett's group

Smokehouse Blues

This Group is dedicated to the preservation of Classic Blues Music.Smokehouse BluesSee More
Jun 3, 2012
Cliff joined Doug MacKenzie's group

Country Blues

A forum for players and lovers of rural, country blues....
Jun 3, 2012
Cliff joined James Sennett's group

Martin Owners

For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
Jun 3, 2012
Cliff commented on Paul Jannone's video
Jun 3, 2012

Profile Information

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, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
05 Kevin Ryan Mission
69 Martin 0021 (B)
01 Martin J16 12
95 O. S. resonator
43 Epiphone Triumph
00 Taylor Bg Baby
88 Greco Boogie
What type of music do you like to play?
Acoustic fingerstyle solo; blues
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At 8:23pm on June 3, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

So Cliff,  Looking closely at the picture of the Lawrence pickup on the Epi archtop, I can see that it must have been a regular soundhole model as it has the little "ears" that lock into the edge.  How did you modify it to fit the fingerboard end? 


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