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Jim McHie
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  • Marysville, OH
  • United States
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Flexible Finishing Pad Extra Fine (400) for use on fingerboard?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Alan Gornick, Jr. Dec 17, 2012.

Can someone help me add chords to the Brownie song?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Mar 1, 2011.

HIgh E string sounds terrible. Maybe action is off? Need advice, very frustrated.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by inkblot Jan 23, 2010.


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Jim McHie commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I just purchased a used 2004 HD-28, which is in excellent condition but if I had one quibble it would be that I think it was in or frequently played somewhere where there was smoking.  I am keeping it in the open for the time being.  I…"
Oct 31, 2014
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For those who own one or more Martin guitars, those who want to own a Martin, or those who just like talking about Martins
Oct 31, 2014
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Oct 31, 2014
Jim McHie commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"So what's the general consensus, are people moving over to the new site?"
Sep 2, 2013
Jim McHie commented on Acoustic Guitar's blog post New Acoustic Guitar Website!
"I'm with the others in this thread--I don't know why this site has to be jettisoned in favor of something that is clearly less functional.  I mean, can anyone explain why this is *really* occurring?"
Sep 2, 2013
Jim McHie posted a status
"My just-turned-7-year-old just started acoustic guitar lessons. She wants to learn so badly. Very proud."
Feb 7, 2013
Jim McHie commented on Derrick Miller's group Acoustic Newb
"@Mark Got guitar back from shop today, plugged it in tonight after everyone went to bed and softly played a couple of the few things I know. The sound seemed to weigh just a little bit more in the air, subtle and wonderful.  The owner said…"
Jan 3, 2013
Jim McHie posted a status
"Got guitar back today with K&K Pure Western Mini underbridge pickup installed, plugged it into Behringer AT108; wonderful sound!"
Jan 2, 2013

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?
5-7 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.
Martin HD--28, Art & Lutherie
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Not sure yet. I like Harry Chapin, and around Christmas I have practiced some carols. I am currently working through the Hal Leonard Guitar Method books 1-3, slowly.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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Taylor Guitars - Bob Taylor making decisions LIKE A BOSS

Good business stewardship of the environment, good treatment of people.  I just love the different ways certain luthiers are focusing on sustainability and doing business the right way, and I can *guarantee* this will be a significant consideration the next time I am in the market for a guitar.

+1 Bob Taylor.

Posted on June 1, 2012 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Is this site done? If so, where did everyone go?

When Acoustic Guitar Community launched, I was very excited to find a guitar community online with so many tools and so much potential.  Really, it is quite a thing to have such a fully featured social community site dedicated to all things acoustic guitar.  But besides Acoustic Newb, a lot of the activity seems to have left the site.  The last Acoustic Guitar blog post on the main page is from the middle of February, and the groups I belong to that in the past this time of year have been…


Posted on May 7, 2012 at 11:25pm — 5 Comments

Where are all the G+ pages?

I've started to take advice about how to build up activity on Google+, which I would like to do not just for its own sake but because I think I'm really digging the UI and I'd like to keep working on it.

So I create a circle for guitar stuff - luthiers, manufacturers, other companies or individuals that might have a G+ presence --  and I head back to the search box to look for guitar pages.  And I find some.

But the're by and large empty.  Or at least devoid of…


Posted on March 24, 2012 at 11:36pm

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At 2:08pm on November 22, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Jim -

I used to be great at scales - on the viola... ;-)

At 7:59pm on October 4, 2012, Craig MC said…


Saw your post on the Newbie group. Bring Your Art & Lutherie on over to the Seagull/Godin/S&P group if you like.

At 10:19am on August 3, 2011, FloridaGull said…
Recommendation for your daughter - anything Godin and small - Seagull Coastline Grand, Art & Lutherie Ami's, Simon and Patrick or Norman Grands or Parlours (if they have them...).  Don't get a painted one, IMHO - kills the tone.
At 5:51pm on March 28, 2011, Kerry Kean said…
Thanks, Jim - I'll check it out.

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