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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • Gary McNaughton
  • michael schwartz
  • Blackback Gull
  • FloridaGull
  • TL
  • ra harris
  • susi Lawson
  • Luis Motta da Silva
  • Ted Hechtman
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Olav Loef
  • Dave Nachmanoff
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Jim Yates commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Nice guitar Edward.  Do you play it often?  Slide?"
Feb 24
Magnus Hultin replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"No, it was like this when I bought it on Ebay about 10 years ago. It is a 1966 Goya T16.   I think it adds coolness to the guitar. And it only shows with the light in a certain angle.  "
Feb 11
Jim Yates replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"That's it Magnus.  Do you recall when it happened? "
Feb 11
Magnus Hultin replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Is this what You are talking about... "
Feb 11
Jim Yates replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"First of all, my apologies for introducing another brand into the Goya/Levin group. My late brother Dave had a mid-70s Martin D-18 that was in mint condition.  He and I were traveling, on a bitter cold winter day, from Hamilton to Port Hope…"
Feb 10
Aden Hinds replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"The checking is just too cool, I really like it and feel it adds to the vintage guitar experience..."
Feb 9
Jim Yates replied to Jud Hair's discussion Martin and Bluegrass ... Why? in the group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"I agree with those who say "tradition".  Some folks would rather have a mediocre F style mandolin for bluegrass than a top quality A model.  In the sixties it had to be a Gibson too, but the rise in quality luthiers (and in the…"
Feb 9
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Very cool Edward!"
Feb 7
Mike Raeburn replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Hi Jim, All my old guitars have finish checking to a greater or lesser degree. I would agree with the others, just accept it as part of the process that makes an old guitar generally better than a new one. Like everyone else I always thought the…"
Feb 2
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Ah, the sacrifices one has to make to be a good uncle."
Feb 1
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"In case anyone was wondering about the faux tortoise pick-guard, the original black guard on this guitar warped and was replaced with this one."
Feb 1
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"My nephew Steve came for a visit today.  He's going overseas for six months and wondered if I'd baby-sit his 1976 D-18.  I said, "OK.""
Jan 31
Jim Yates replied to Jud Hair's discussion Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? in the group Coffee House Players
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5aODdXt3DIHe's not terrible for one or two songs, but it's really annoying for a whole show. "
Jan 26
Andrew Perry replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Finish checking seems to be a fundamental look on many Gibsons - but less so on Martins - I've had one Martin with it. It is caused by rapid temperature changes were the woods expand and contract differently to the hard Nitro finish. I agree…"
Jan 26
Rob Griffiths replied to Jim Yates's discussion Crazing or checking on finish in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"It's not just common to Levin/Goya guitars, it's common to any vintage guitar with a nitro cellulose finish, just look at Gibsons and Martins of the same era. I have two Levins from the early 60s and they both have this…"
Jan 25
Jim Yates added a discussion to the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
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Crazing or checking on finish

My 1958 M-26 has a crazing or checking in the finish of the top.  I have been told by a luthier that this is common in Levin era Goyas.  I have been told by others that this checking, although looked upon as a flaw, actually opens up the guitar and makes it sound better.  Any opinions?See More
Jan 25

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

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At 10:41am on November 14, 2014, Gary McNaughton said…
Thank you Jim I am honoured Gary!
:-)
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

 
 
 

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