Acoustic Guitar Community

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Community.

Jim Yates
  • Male
  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
Share on Facebook Share Twitter

Jim Yates's Friends

  • michael schwartz
  • Blackback Gull
  • FloridaGull
  • TL
  • ra harris
  • susi Lawson
  • Luis Motta da Silva
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Olav Loef
  • Dave Nachmanoff
  • Edward Sparks
  • Ship of fools

Jim Yates's Groups

 

Jim Yates's Page

Latest Activity

Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"Phil, I doubt that my parents would have understood or appreciated it either, but I was living with folks who did appreciate it at the time."
Jul 9
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"No doubt the drunk/high fan was referring to the famous Frank Zappa Crappa poster that many of us had on our bathroom doors in the sixties."
Jul 9
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Thanks for that Michael.  These are all models that were unfamiliar to me.  The styles I was most familiar with were the 18, 21, 28, 42 and 45.  I have played a number of 18s, 21s and 28s, but, except for a few licks in a music store,…"
Jun 30
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Jimmy is 23 and I just turned 70.  When we played at the Greenbank Folk Club, the woman who introduced us said, "This next band has a 45 year age span."  I hadn't really thought of it till then.  Music seems to…"
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"If you click on the "Jimmy plays Townes" link, it should take you to Youtube. "
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Jimmy plays Townes Here's my friend Jimmy Bowskill, the fiddle player in our jug band, showing off his new (to him) old J-45."
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"James Taylor - Fire & Rain He is very clear Edward.  Here's the man himself showing you how to do it.  "
Jun 17
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"George had 2 valuable guitars stolen from the store during business hours, so everything over $1000 is locked to the hanger and you ask before playing them.  There are people going in and out with guitar cases all day. I teach upstairs and am…"
Jun 11
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"This is the 2003 J-45 that I mentioned below.  $1600 at George's Guitars in Cobourg, Ontario."
Jun 11
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"The store where I work has an '03 J-45 in mint condition for $1600 Cdn.  I'm not sure what the differences would be between 1984 and 2003."
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFGlOAO3pVU Have any of you tried the sliding capos?  I've had trouble finding one, but here are my friends Steafan and Saskia playing some tunes.  Steafan starts with the capo at V, slides down to II…"
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Before I realised that they made dulcimer capos, I used a chopstick and an elastic band.  I rarely use a capo on the dulcimer, but I still prefer this one to the one I was gifted.  I hope she doesn't read this."
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Side view of same dulcimer capo"
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"A seldom used gift from a dulcimer student.  Kinda neat though."
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Some more that I can't seem to discard."
Jun 9
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I just looked in my parts box and found these two.  I've had the Hamilton since the sixties and the Sabine, on the right was purchased in the eighties.  The Sabine had the 2 little clips that were supposed to go against the fret…"
Jun 9

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Music festival
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, Archtop guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1958 Goya M26, 1962 Martin D21, 1950 Gibson LG1,
2005 Eastman 605 mandolin, 1983 Washburn 2 point mandolin,
TC Octave Mandolin,
Kala Koa concert Ukulele,
Slingerland MayBell banjolele,
Home-made 5-string banjo,
Old catalogue 5-string banjo,
S.S.Stewart tango banjo,
Autoharps, dulcimers, mouth harps...
My wife says,"The concept of 'enough' hasn't gotten through to Jim."
What is your website address?
http://myspace.com/jimyates
What type of music do you like to play?
blues, old time, bluegrass, jug band, Celtic...
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

Jim Yates's Photos

Loading…
  • Add Photos
  • View All

Comment Wall (4 comments)

You need to be a member of Acoustic Guitar Community to add comments!

Join Acoustic Guitar Community

At 9:40pm on January 28, 2014, Blackback Gull said…

Good Lord, Jim, small world, isn't it? When you head down here again, let me know, and I'll do you up a feed of fish and brewis - I'm about 20 minutes outside St. John's...

At 8:39pm on January 28, 2014, Blackback Gull said…

Hi, Jim - appreciate the invite. If you ever get up Newfoundland way, look me up...

At 6:44am on January 28, 2013, Edward Sparks said…
Hey Jim, I am interested in octave mandolin! Please tell me more about yours...maybe some pics too? What scale length does yours have?
At 12:11am on January 25, 2011, TL said…

Hey Jim,

 

thanks for adding me!

 

Greetings from Hungary,

 

Sunday

 
 
 

Check Out the Latest in Acoustic Guitar

Free e-newsletter!

Sign up for Acoustic Guitar Weekly—the weekly e-mail newsletter that delivers coverage of players and gear, lessons and technique tips, and advice about performing and recording. Get it now!

Badge

Loading…

FOLLOW US!

Be alerted to the latest articles on AcousticGuitar.com, including lessons, CD, guitar, and gear reviews, how-to tips, and player profiles.

© 2014   Created by Acoustic Guitar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service