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Ken Rogers
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  • Roswell, GA
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KR at Stone Coup Circle Concert 12-19-2015

Concert at a local church. I was one of many acts
Dec 20, 2015
Ken Rogers commented on Max's group Georgians
"I fear this group is among the departed. With all the pickers in the state, especially in the Atlanta area, I was a little surprised this group didn't take off.  Aloha, all."
Nov 15, 2015
Ken Rogers updated their profile
Apr 25, 2015
Ken Rogers replied to Downtown Freddy Brown's discussion Guitar straps and end pin jacks in the group Taylor Owners
"Having read through this last year - apparently now quite thoroughly enough - I ordered a Taylor strap for my new 614 CE. Sure enough, the strap doesn't fit around the end pin. I figured - incorrectly, sadly enough - that a strap from the…"
Apr 15, 2015
Ken Rogers commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Oh, I am! Believe me, I am!"
Apr 13, 2015
Ken Rogers commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Spending time today with a new member of my family, a Taylor 614 CE. Never had anything like this before..."
Apr 12, 2015
Ken Rogers replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Strings in the group Taylor Owners
"Thanks for the chuckle, guys! Tried the Elixir HD Lights on my 214 a few weeks ago, but they didn't sound as good to me as the regular Lights, so I've switched back. Such is life..."
Jan 2, 2015
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, 2014

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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 614 CE
Taylor 214 CE
Larrivee LV-05
Giannini Craviola Steel String
Martin 000C-15E
Ovation Celebrity GC24D
What type of music do you like to play?
Folk, rock, country, whatever piques my interest.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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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 - - 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…
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!!!!

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.


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…
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

At 8:40am on May 19, 2009, Tom H said…
Thanks for your feedback. Glad you liked it. It really get s people going when we do it at church.

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