I probably should add that even after this planing, that guitar has a substantial neck. What most people would call fat, though not like the old Gibson "baseball bat" necks. Lorenzo Pimentel, who made the guitar for me, was…"
"I looked that up. Interesting, a one piece neck, heel and neck block, non-removable.
I suppose removing the fretboard and milling the neck flat is an option. Since the deepest part of the milling would be at the headstock, I'm not…"
I have a steel-string Pimentel guitar that has a "Spanish foot," which apparently means the neck and the block are one piece. When the neck started to come up (after a number of years) the Pimentel shop took the fret board off,…"
"I'm doing this to a Martin Backpacker, it has no truss rod. I have done backbow clamping when adjusting a truss rod on older Yamaha's. All the truss rod was doing was burying the nut into the wood, had to make a couple of…"
"Dave, with all this stuff you're doing to the necks, are you also adjusting the truss rod? Or are you doing this by simply clamping/bending the necks? Just asking cuz you haven't really mentioned the truss rod or how it factors…"
"It's still in traction with limited results. In this case the problem is the neck relief is high, the curved neck projected 1/16" below the top of the bridge, I'd like to see 1/32" to 1/16" above the bridge. In…"
"Ron, I have never thought of a truss rod as a fix for high action. The truss rod is for fixing the relief of the neck.
High action is fixed by adjusting the saddle and/or nut if it's not too high or a neck set for serious action…"
"I've played guitar for 50 years. I've owned a Martin for five (OM-21), and last week I finally learned how to properly tune it. The guitar takes my breath away. I wish to thank its builders for existing."
"I picked up an older style (2002 and before?) Backpacker for $75 on CraigsList today. The actions is high (9/64" at 12th fret) but I'm going to design and build a fixture to put it in traction and have the neck bent back for a month…"
Greetings James...so sorry I won't be able to make to Newnan this weekend, gonna spend time with my daughter and grandkids from Alaska, have'nt seen them in two years....you guys have a great time.
Hi James......working on my schedule today to see if I can make arrangements to be in Newnan this Saturday for some front porch pickin'. I think it will work out, if so,I'll let you know by Friday.
I know you like (as do I) Dan Fogelberg...do you play one of his called "Make Love Stay?" The original on the album was from the 80's and it is pretty upbeat...but his live versions were much more mellow and slower...beautiful really. There is a live DVD he has out that is really incredible, but the best part in my opinion is the acoustic set he does in the middle of it...really great. He even does a fingerpicked blues tuine that he plays slide on...not typical Fogelberg! It is called
"Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from tthe West
and there is also a CD audio version of the best of it. If you haven't seen it, it is a must have!
Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings From The West
Released October 1991 by Epic Records. It was recorded live at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri on June 25, 1991. Greetings From The West is also available as a full length Sony Music video and DVD.
The Wild Places
Over & Over
Rhythm Of The Rain
The Spirit Trail
Make Love Stay
Road Beneath My Wheels
A Cry In The Forest
Run For The Roses
Believe In Me
Leader Of The Band
The Power Of Gold
Lonely In Love
Language Of Love
Part Of The Plan
Same Old Lang Syne
There's A Place In The World For A Gambler
Dan Fogelberg - lead electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, vocals
Tim Weisberg (Special Guest) - flute
Michael Botts - drums, percussion
Vince Melamed - keyboards, vocals
Jim Photoglo - bass, vocals
Robert McEntee - second electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, electric slide guitar, vocals
Louis Cortelezzi - sax, flute, woodwinds, keyboards, percussionProduced by Dan Fogelberg with Marty Lewis for Full Moon Productions
P.S. Did you decide on that new Martin yet. lots of great advice in the Martin Group, but I would still pu my trust in Jody!
James...Jim...JImmy...A rose by any other name, etc. (hear me chuckle). My Thomasville is about 15 miles from the Ga./Fla. line, or 30 miles from Tallahassee. I've never been to Newnan...but would love to make the trip..being retired, I have lots of free time. I'll plan on comming up your way for some front porch pickin'..have a blessed day and I'll get back to you soon.