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  • Mountain View, CA
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Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Either works for me. Glad to make the trek to Auburn"
Feb 2
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Tom had a close encounter with Eggnog's big paws, sorry about that, hope it heals... The Hamblin may have found a new home. I put Pearse strings on it last night, and it sounds even better..."
Feb 1
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Nice fingig, thanks all for coming out. We had five, and it was great to see everyone after what seems like a long time. New songs from Tom and Josep, and a new look for Josep as wel! Missed Mike, we'll have to all come to your place one of…"
Feb 1
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"You all remember how to get here? Yell if anyone needs directions to my house."
Jan 30
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Sounds like we're getting a quorum!"
Jan 24
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Next sunday, the 31st, that is..."
Jan 23
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"We're on for this, we have Josep, and maybe Mike and Jon. Any one else coming?"
Jan 23
Doug Young commented on Tony Loeser's group Peninsula Fingerstyle
"Hey all, we're on for Sunday the 31st at my place, if anyone's up for it."
Jan 18



Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Gigging and/or professional 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, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Ryan Mission
Claxton Malabar
Olson SJ
Wingert Model E
Martin OM
Yamamoto 12-string Baritone
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Mostly fingerstyle, mostly my own tunes and arrangements
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Doug Young's Blog

Montreal Guitar Show

I'm in Montreal, closing out a busy day at the 2011 Guitar Show. The show is held against the backdrop of - and smack in the middle of - the huge Montreal Jazz Festival. The guitar show features luithiers from around the world, with builders from the US, Canada, France, the UK, Asia, and more. The show is quite busy and well attended, but still very comfortable for players checking out guitars. The room, holding tables from about 100 luthiers, is quiet enough for a quick test drive right at the… Continue

Posted on July 1, 2011 at 9:46pm — 5 Comments

Newport Wrapup

Well, I'm back home and going through the many, many photos I took to see what else might be of interest. Here's a few that caught my eye, that I don't think I've posted yet.

Here's an all wood inlay on the back of a Charis Guitar, by maker Bill…


Posted on April 20, 2010 at 2:00am — 9 Comments

Newport Guitar Festival - Day Three

Day three here in Ft Lauderdale took a decidedly soggy turn, but that hasn't stopped the show. It's a busy day, and between catching Muriel Anderson's All Star Night in a little bit and an early flight home tomorrow, I'll have to save most of the rest of my photos and comments until I get home. But here's a few to hold you till thern.

I tried to catch more of the concerts today and also checked out the "other side", the electric room, which actually had some items of interest even to… Continue

Posted on April 18, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Newport Guitar Festival - Day Two

Saturday was a busy day at the Hard Rock, as the crowds came in for the weekend, and the guitar show ratcheted into high gear. I spent the day trying to look at nooks and crannies that I might have overlooked the first day, starting with the Hard Rock itself. Rock may be mostly about electric guitars, at least as evidenced by the guitars on the wall, but today I noticed this nice tribute to Hank Williams on the way in, featuring an "acoustic", even if it was…


Posted on April 17, 2010 at 9:00pm — 5 Comments

Newport Guitar Festival - Day One

Hello from Fort Lauderdale, where this year’s Newport guitar show is being held amid palm trees, and intermittently sunny Florida weather. The Newport show was first held in Newport, RI, hence the name, but has since relocated to Miami, and this year is at a new venue, the Hard Rock Café and Casino. The setting makes for a lot of contrasts. This Hard Rock is a huge full-blown Vegas-style…


Posted on April 16, 2010 at 10:00pm — 7 Comments

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At 12:52am on February 2, 2012, Jan Johannes Doff said…

Hi Doug, always enjoy you activities in acoustic guitar, gear reviews etc. I think you're a great guitarplayer and you have some really nice guitars, if I may say so! But then again, you're a pro!  Hope to keep in touch! Cheers, JJ

At 7:28pm on March 24, 2010, oak emery said…
very nice
At 4:01am on July 25, 2009, Franco said…
Ciao Doug, stay in touch , hope to meet you next ...ciao Fr
At 5:42pm on July 17, 2009, Tony Hogan said…
I just noticed the Baughman and Coulter concert. Great musicians.
At 7:41pm on March 20, 2009, Jim Saunders said…
Doug,you play superbly sir,really enjoyed.......KOP
At 9:54pm on March 16, 2009, Teddy Randazzo Jr said…
Anyway the messege was I was just going to call you !
At 9:53pm on March 16, 2009, Teddy Randazzo Jr said…

I was just going to call you !
At 7:06pm on February 26, 2009, Dano & Trish Franco said…
WOW.....what a of the class....very well done Doug.

At 2:17pm on February 16, 2009, Ron Terry said…
Just listened to both of your songs here. Very, very nice. 5 stars on both of them from me. Keep up the great music.
At 5:53pm on January 6, 2009, Mike Simpson said…
Gret job organizing and running the 1/4/09 gig. You rock. Well, fingerpick!

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