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Jim Yates replied to Dave G's discussion N26 Alert in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"This looks like a great deal.  I own an M-26, essentially the same guitar with the position dots centred on the board, so I don't need it, but someone will get a great guitar for a more than fair price. "
Apr 6
Dave G added a discussion to the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
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N26 Alert

Hi Friends...There's a nice looking mid-60's Goya ready for the taking. Priced at or below value.I'm out of the race but I thought I'd share.http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-1960S-GOYA-ACOUSTIC-GUITAR-MODEL-N-26-/321710107839?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4ae76aacbfSee More
Apr 6
jdjango replied to Dave G's discussion Martin 000-15M Review Wanted in the group Martin Owners
"Dave...great snag!~   I was one of the "watchers"!  Hope it keeps the GAS at bay for a while."
Mar 23
Dave G replied to Dave G's discussion Martin 000-15M Review Wanted in the group Martin Owners
"I looked around on Ebay one more time before going ahead and putting money down on the 000-15M. Pure luck to find a brand new list, by minutes, of a 20 year old 1 series Martin that was well broken in with daily playing, VG condition, nicely ambered…"
Mar 23
Dave G commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
Feb 24
Dave G commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"You can go to the Martin site and search the 00-1R for specs, JD."
Feb 24
Dave G commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Here's a pic...I hope."
Feb 24
Dave G commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Hmmm...that's a new one to me.  As long as we're ID'ing Martins, with apologies for hijacking the thread, I just hit a buy it now on a mid 90's Martin 0001, a much loved daily player, but can find very little info on whether…"
Feb 24
Dave G replied to Dave G's discussion Martin 000-15M Review Wanted in the group Martin Owners
"Big thanks, Jd! "
Feb 22
jdjango replied to Dave G's discussion Martin 000-15M Review Wanted in the group Martin Owners
"Hello Dave.   Mine was a 2012, purchased from Gryphon in Palo Alto, Ca.  Non-custom, standard specs, and set-up by Gryphons tech for a soft touch finger style with light strumming.  This was my work horse. I did not put…"
Feb 22
Dave G added a discussion to the group Martin Owners
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Martin 000-15M Review Wanted

Howdy all!Has anyone heard or better, gotten their grubby paws on this model? I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. If you can send me to a review I'd also appreciate it.See More
Feb 22
Dave G commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Here's the same guitar for 1/3 of the price...or less if you can throw an offer.http://www.ebay.com/itm/321540703183?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&fromMakeTrack=true"
Oct 9, 2014
Dave G commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I was interested and inquired about buying this M-26 copy, having owned a couple of late 50's Goya/Levin models.  However, as much as I love the old Goyas, for 3 thousand plus dollars you can really shop wonderful vintage geetars, such as…"
Oct 9, 2014
Dave G replied to Leslie Rich's discussion Anyone interested? 1966 LM-26 in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Glad to hear you found a 'fanatic' to love your guitar. Your nerves will be on edge waiting for it to arrive safely, I'm sure. Hopefully you're skilled at packing, but if I may offer an unsolicited piece of advice I would suggest…"
Jun 27, 2014
Dave G replied to Leslie Rich's discussion Anyone interested? 1966 LM-26 in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Hi Les.  You should probably just settle in and make this a keeper.  I love the M-26 and my '58 was a great specimen.  I sold it on Ebay for $800 3 yrs ago.  By the looks of it you've put more into restoring it than…"
Jun 18, 2014
Dave G commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Good to hear, Nick."
Jun 11, 2014

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?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
'66 Martin D18, '57 Gibson J45, '36 Gibson L0, '65 Guild T100DBlonde
What type of music do you like to play?
Country blues, blues, R&R
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 10:54pm on September 10, 2013, Steve Linsky said…

Hi Dave,  I paid $212.50 for a well worn 1958 LS 16.  I reset the neck did a little fret work and added a K&K pickup.  I played 2 shows with the guitar and it held up really well with the lap steel and fiddle in my Western Swing Band.  I especially like the look, nearly Willie Nelson with chips around the sound hole and worn away finish around the pick guard.  It's part of the show now.

At 9:19am on August 24, 2012, GregsGuitars said…

Glad to her from ya Dave, glad your still enjoying that J45.we have had a great run this year on all our vintage acoustic guitars and just cant keep them on the site for very long ( good thing). Keep in contact .

Greg's Guitars

At 4:18pm on October 11, 2011, Greg Brandt / Maker of Guitars said…

Hi Dave,

Sorry for taking so long to respond....I've been jumping in the shop with a sudden flush of orders for these small "alto" steel string guitars my apprentice and I have been making.

So....how are you thinking of having this top restoration done? Are you just going to yank out the "2x4" (and if so.....how?) and let the original bracing suffice? Are you thinking of completely re-bracing the top w/ new braces? If so...how were you imagining doing / having this done? take off the top? take off the back? new top (don't do that!)? When you say "re-done bracing", I'm guessing that you'll pull that 2x4 somehow (hope it was glued in w/ a heat / water soluble glue) and let the old bracing stay and use light tension strings. Sometimes wood has a memory (often really) and if the top was "potato chipped" for a while....I wonder if when the support is gone if it will go back to it's dipped position. On some nylon string guitar that were known for being underbraced and dipping down in front of the bridge....my teacher (and by that I mean....often I would do the work) would install what he called a "flying brace". There would be two "pillars" glued on to the sides in line with where the dip was. They wouldn't go the entire length of the side. They would butt up against the back linings and stop about 1/2" or so from the top linings. A wing like brace would be made of Spruce or Fir, about 3/8" square, that spanned these pillars, with a little "button" of wood that, when the wings were wedged into these pillars, would press up on the center brace and force it up a bit and add extra upward support. I'm not sure if something similar could be done to exert enough force on a steel string (maybe pushing up at the intersection of the X brace....tho I realize this guitar may be ladder braced). It's just an idea....and one that's not easily or clearly explained here. If the original braces are in good shape and the 2x4 support is taken out cleanly (without taking out too much top wood) and the strings tensioned appropriately.....maybe it will work just fine. If the guitar finds that it's missing the extra support.....maybe something similar but lighter would be a good compromise. Maybe 2 or 3 pieces of veneer (Maple, Mahogany), w/ the grain alternating, would give it enough support but be less massive than what you describe.

I'm sorry to ramble...the only way I can do this is to think / write out loud. If you want to actually TALK about it....send me an email at  gregbrandtguitars@yahoo.com  and I'll send you my phone number.

BTW.....that's a sweet looking guitar you have!! I love Mahogany topped guitars. I just got an order for a small guitar w/ mahogany top, back, and sides. I can do all sorts of things w/ these small guitars that I could never get away with in my "regular" work of building nylon string guitars. Here's a pic of a small Mahogany steel string I just sold.

Let me know what happens w/ the Gibson.

Best,

Greg

 
 
 

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