"I am always envious of those who can write songs. I've written perhaps one or two over the last 40 years, neither one much good. Not for lack of effort......... but these days I leave that sort of thing to those who have that talent, because I…"
"I use a Zoom stereo audio recorder - about $100 when I got one a few years back. A tiny little thing that records an amazing quality of sound. Came with a little tripod and a foam boot for outside (eliminates the breeze sound).
Sorry to hear…"
"Tony, the Taylor removeable pickguard is different from other pickguards. It is a much thinner material that clings on with static cling almost like a disposable dish covering wrap. I don't believe there is any actual adhesive involved. It…"
" Looking at those Merlin pictures I noticed the string spacing for the first time (I think). I am not at all familiar with the dulcimer, and I'm guessing the Merlin is played as though it is a three stringed instrument?"
"I tried one and did not like it. I was trying to protect a cedar top, not so kuch from the pick, but more from where my "anchor finger" was beginning go wear on the cedar. I ended up using clear pickguard material with adhesive from…"
"I started buying strings online - reduces the likelyhood of the same happening again. Somehow I get drawn into the shop in town from time to time anyway. I believe there is some kind of phenomenon at work that defies simple explanation. The last…"
I don't have the all mahogany Maritime either, but I had a similar thing happen about 4 years ago - I went to town for new strings, plkayed a Maritime HG spruce top guitar, and came home with the new strings that were strung on the…"
"Took a Seagull NE cedar top dread out to the Appalacian mts. over the last few days, some of us had rented a house on the shore of Deep Creek Lake (MD) where the weather was mainly wet, with the exception of one fine afternoon..... some ofthe…"
"I think there is more to it than just string spacing. Width of neck outside the strings, depth of neck section, etc...... all affect the position of the hand, and the way the fingers are set on the strings. A larger neck, even with the same string…"
"That Lowden picture makes me think about a walnut & spruce mini jumbo Seagull I played about a month ago in the shop in town. Of course, picture from one side only...... but I really liked the walnur & spruce Seagull"
"A friend of mine always uses Elixirs on his big Taylor 12 string. There are times he plays the same strings for nearly a year, and the guitar always puts out a lot of sound. I can't really judge if its the guitar or the strings. I can say that…"
"Happens on the unwound strings too - that's where I've noticed it. I've got an old Aria that I put new strings on about a year ago, and I don't play it much at all - I mainly play my Seagulls..... they sit out on stands, while…"
I have a spruce/mahogany Maritime dreadnaught. I love the guitar, and have been playing it four years. Its got great sound and tone top to bottom. However, it does not have the volume of my cedar top Natural Elements dread. That NE puts…"
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.
Seagull Maritime SWS HG spruce & mahogany dred
Seagull Natural Elements cedar & cherry dred
Aria six string spruce top dred - old Japanese acoustic flat top guitar from 30 years ago
Large selection of harmonicas
What type of music do you like to play?
Variety of rock, acoustic rock, folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar
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