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Project explores vintage Gibson guitars made by women during World War II
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An interesting article on how women secretly made Gibson guitars during WWII.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Fengler May 10, 2012.

 

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Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've got enough guitars hanging on the walls downstairs.  No more room!"
7 hours ago
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think I have an acoustic guitar with a wavy American flag on the top.  My wife bought it for me for Christmas 3 or 4 years ago.  A Home Shopping Network Randy Jackson special.  Looks cool, sounds awful.  Maybe new strings and a…"
8 hours ago
Stephen Leigh replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I've tried on those -- didn't like it, myself."
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Tony K. replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"This is one of the few aspects of guitar playing I have not actually done any personal or practical research in.  Well, almost none.  Started off with the tortoise shell type picks when I first started off, many, many, many moons…"
yesterday
Robert Williamson replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Bass Pick in my picture.. hard felt."
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Dave Fengler replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a big white Martin pick like that."
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Stephen Leigh replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"'m more a strummer than a finger-picker myself. For a long time, the Dunlop nylon picks that Robert mentions were my go-to pick (usually in .88 mm thickness) I prefer a thicker pick; to my ear, there's too much 'pick noise' with…"
yesterday
Robert Williamson replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"For a finger picker I sure have a lot of flats that SNARK pic might be right for Dave. It came as a sample, from S&B I think. One side is smooth, the black and white side has a texture."
yesterday
Elton Bloye replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"+ 1 Martin.  Picks make a huge difference to tone. My favorite on my current guitar is the cheapest plastic Clayton pick you can get. With quite a blunt end. I take out the expensive tortoise shell one, strum a few chords, and am underwhelmed.…"
yesterday
Martin van Dooremalen replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Robert, that's not a pick, that's a coaster!!! I'm a strummer and have used Dunlop nylon picks for close to 40 years. The .73mm are my go to but I do have an assortment of thicknesses. Dave, if you thought a pick made a difference,…"
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Robert Williamson replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"When I used to use flat picks, it was always Dunlop Nylon. I have various thickness; which i used depended on the requirements of the tune. When i was trying to play Al Di Meola, i used a semi-precious stone pick. Pick on Betta egg nest I do have 1…"
yesterday
Denny Baer replied to Dave Fengler's discussion Pickin' on Picks! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"After experimenting with several picks I settled on V-picks, Small ULP (ultra Lite Pick) http://www.v-picks.com/product/small-pointed-ultra-lite-ruby-red/ They sell a starter pack with a variety of their picks."
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Dave Fengler commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"My wife claims to have played in High School.  We've bought 3 or 4 guitars for her but she's never picked it up again.  She says that's her goal again this summer.  We'll see."
yesterday
Dave Fengler added a discussion to the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
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Pickin' on Picks!

I've never given much thought to picks, I normally finger pick (no nails) or strum with my fingers (I have a hard time holding a pick steady).  Until I started strumming with this unmarked "tortoise shell" pick that I got with some guitar.  I was strumming the Yamaha FG-300 (sorry, not a Seagull).  It sounds so full!  I tried other picks and was amazed at the differences!  But none of them sounded as good!  Even ones that seemed to be the same thickness.  Different materials/thicknesses sounded…See More
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Dave Fengler commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I find my stringed friends to be just as frustrating as my female one.  The difference is I can sell or trade the stringed ones.  No wait, she's more confusing.  At least with music there's logic and reason.  And lots…"
yesterday
Dave Fengler commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I think we've finally gotten to the point I don't need to run the humidifier.  I haven't run it in almost a week.  Humidity was 44-47% downstairs over the weekend. I do sprinkle a little anti-bacterial treatment into the…"
May 23

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1977 Yamaha FG-350W
1978 Yamaha FG-770S
2010 Seagull Maritime SWS SG
2010 Seagull Maritime SWS Folk HG
2010 Seagull S6 Original
2004 Seagull S6 Coastline Cedar Folk
2002 Seagull S6+CW
1994 Seagull S6 Original
1998 Yamaha FG-412L (left hand)
2010 Alvarez RD20S12 12 String Acoustic
2010 Walden D710
1999 Epiphone Les Paul Limited Edition Blue Quilt Top
1962 Gibson ES-125T
1993 Peavey Predator
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, pop, country
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 5:07am on March 4, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

6 Seagulls?

We must have an award for having the most Seagulls ;)

I only have 4, and one is an S8.

At 6:05pm on March 10, 2015, Terry Angelli said…
For a guy with only 2 - 5 years playing experience you have an impressive list of guitars! I'm jealous since I only have five guitars, but I'm catching up! :)

Thanks for joining the Mentors group and please let me know what I can do for you.
At 12:24pm on September 2, 2014, michael schwartz said…

WHOA!!! for a Guy who has played under 5 years, have one helluva collection going on!!

All the Best to your Wife,

Michael

At 5:27pm on May 16, 2012, John Culver said…

Beautiful guitars!

 
 
 

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