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Ken Rogers
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  • Roswell, GA
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Ken Rogers commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Played a new 812 CE 12 fret Taylor at a local shop yesterday. Wow. Just... wow..."
Oct 19
Ken Rogers commented on Max's group Georgians
"Had a great time last night in Roswell playing in the song circle. Happens every Friday night from 7:30 to 10:30 at a place called the Ragamuffin Music Hall next to the Roswell Mill. A group called the Stone Soup Circle gets together. The…"
Aug 16
Ken Rogers replied to Michael Fragnito's discussion Playing at meetup events
"Absolutely, Michael. I've learned more by playing with others than any other method I've tried. And yes, I do tend to try harder in those situations!"
Jul 3
Ken Rogers replied to Michael Fragnito's discussion Playing at meetup events
"I've been taking part in a local "song circle" for the past month, similar to a meet-up but with less structure than what you mention. It's what it sounds like: we set up  bunch of chairs/stools in a circle and go around,…"
Jun 29
Ken Rogers commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Has anyone tried the new Elixir HD Lights on their Taylor yet?"
Jun 22
Ken Rogers replied to Ken Rogers's discussion Anything happening on the north side of Atlanta? in the group Georgians
"Well, I actually found a couple of things going on. There's a place in Roswell called the Ragamuffin Music Hall that has a song circle Friday nights from 7:30 till 10:30 hosted by a bunch of very nice folks calling themselves the Stone Soup…"
May 24
Ken Rogers commented on Max's group Georgians
"You know, it's nice to know that you guys are still out there.  One of these days we need to get some kind of Georgia jam going somewhere.  You'd think that in the metro Atlanta are stuff like that would be happening all the…"
Feb 1
Ken Rogers commented on Max's group Georgians
"Time for my annual comment on the Georgians group..."
Jan 27

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
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Taylor 214ce
Larrivee LV-05
Giannini Craviola Steel String
Martin 000C-15E
Ovation Celebrity GC24D
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk music was my first love, but I also play rock, country, and am beginning to explore some Celtic. Then there's the original stuff, too.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 9:53pm on February 20, 2012, Max said…

Hey Ken.  Good to here from you.  It has been a while.  I've still been working hard on music.  What about you?  I through a couple of videos up on the songwriter discussion.  Just aquired that capability.  Hope all is well.  I will try to be around the site a little more often.  I'm looking for a drummer and a bass player that might be interested in starting a band.  Have another guitar player that is pretty good.  Check him out on the video.  Talk to you soon.

At 9:19pm on September 19, 2011, FloridaGull said…
I am really considering getting one of the 12 strings - no electronics. Amazon price on the link I posted is now $369!! Amazing - it was over $500 when I first posted it.
Assuming your experience with your 6 string would apply to the 12, do you find that the Craviola has a sound that is roughly equivalent to a "normal" guitar? Also, what is the nut width on your 6 string?
I'd have to go pretty far to find one to play - but there have been no negative comments from those that are familiar with them, which is encouraging.
Are you left-handed, or is your profile picture reversed? If you are lefty, check out Wolfe Guitars inventory - www.wolfeguitars.com - they have a variety of left-handed guitars in their shop right now, including a mint Martin DM (2006) acoustic that I just traded to them.
At 2:01pm on March 27, 2010, Patrick Michael Alaggio said…
My pleasure Ken, glad you enjoyed some of it. It's nice to be able to give back (even) a little bit to this magnificent soul of ours.
At 1:26pm on March 21, 2010, Daniel Cooper said…
Mark is the man.. A pure natural talent. D
At 1:17pm on January 11, 2010, Charles said…
Ken,
I actually owned 2 Giannini classical guitars. One was a standard classical which is now my son's and the other is a Craviola which I kept. I purchased the standard in 1971. The Craviola was purchased in 1988. I enjoyed both but later picked up a Ramirez 4E which sounds best of the three as a pure classical. The Craviola is a much larger body and thus has deeper tone. This different tone is why I have kept the Craviola. It has a unique sound which is very pleasing to me.
I had both Giannini's looked at in order to determine what kind of wood they were made of after learning that the 70's vintage Giannini's sometimes used Brazilian Rosewood. They thought the Craviola was definately Brazilian Rosewood back and sides. They were not sure if it was solid or laminated. The standard was also a Brazilian wood called Jicarama (sp?) which looks the color of maple but with a very differnt grain than maple.
I was not aware Giannini made steel string guitars in the 70's. Interesting! I have never seen a steel string Giannini, however, I heard they did produce some in either the latter 70's or the 80's.
Perhaps one of us should start a Giannini group?!? I'll have to Google Giannini and see what happened to this Brazilian company.
At 1:50am on January 6, 2010, John Lillo said…
Hey Ken

Thanks for the comment. It means alot!!!!

J
At 10:02am on January 4, 2010, Brian Gallagher said…
Hi Ken
As with just about all tunes that I have come up with they just seem to "happen". I realised quickly that this sounded a bit like "classical gas" hence the title. That's about all there is to it.

Cheers

Brian
At 7:03pm on November 21, 2009, Rob Bourassa said…
Hello Ken. I hope all is well.
At 2:06pm on October 9, 2009, Luis Motta da Silva said…
Hi!
I was at the songwriter's group reading the comments, and I saw yours. Then I noticed the "strange" instrument in your photo, but I didn't realize at once it was a Brazilian Craviola. I just thought, "hey, this looks a lot like a Portuguese guitar!". No wonder, after 500 years of relationship... Anyway, I came to your page, heard the songs, had a good time listening to them, congratulations! Luis
At 3:36pm on October 7, 2009, John Lillo said…
Thanks Ken. This song is about the emptiness of life on the road and the pain of separation. I value your comments. Thanks again

jackson
 
 
 

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