"My 1968 Martin D-35. My girlfriend (and wife now for 43 years) had a very good friend who was dating, and later married, one of the D'Addario brothers of guitar string fame. One day Richie says hey, do you want me to get you a guitar and…"
"@ Jud - it's a lot cheaper if you buy used. Got lucky and found a used one at Guitar Center in Raleigh and jumped on it. Had play one in my local NYC area Guitar Center on a Bose PA L1, just amazing sound. Ended my look at Taylor…"
"@ Jeff - I have a GPCPA1 with Fishman Aura system. Briefly I love it. It's the first guitar since I got my D35 in 1968 that competes, when plugged in, with the D35. I believe GPCPA1 is similar to JC-16RE. People have commented…"
"@ Jud and Ian, Well getting closer on Old Laughing Lady, might play publicly in the next couple of weeks. Played it with a friend at work and he thought I played it great (still no Neil Young on those beautiful base runs but closing in). …"
"@ Jud and Ian, thanks for the tips. I just downloaded tab, looks great. This is what I think the alternate group should be doing, helping each other to learn new (well in terms of our playing) songs."
"@Jud thanks for leads on playing Old Laughing Lady. I've just started to work on the piece and from a chord point of view it falls nicely into place. Now about those beautiful runs on the lower strings...... that's why…"
"@Jud, Embryonic Journey - just go to homesputapes.com and look for Jorma lessons on DVD, one of them has the song with excellent tab. You just can't leave your house until after the snows melt (a Northern thought I know) but I'll bet…"
"@Jud - guess I am following you from the Seagull group. Songs for Dropped D
Embryonic Journey - Jorma Kaukonen
Beeswing - Richard Thompson
Country Roads - James Taylor
Poems and Prayers and Promises - John Denver
If you feel adventuresome try…"
"I suggest you check out Homespun Tapes http://www.homespuntapes.com/
They have a great DVD Open D collection. I bought several of their DVDs over the years and find them straightforward and very useful. They also rate them by player Level."
"I have the GPCPA1 with the Fishman Aura system and agree with Jud, just sounds great when plugged in. I have been a loyal fan for over 40 years with my D35 but if I'm plugging in the PA1 is the one I reach for. I got it used via…"