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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
  • Edward Sparks
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Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Ah, the sacrifices one has to make to be a good uncle."
3 hours ago
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."
9 hours ago
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.""
18 hours ago
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
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Harp all you want - Harmonica Players do.
"https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRVlYpDAOEI#t=46Can you guess what significance this recording has?"
Jan 25
Jim Yates replied to Jud Hair's discussion Unwanted Accompaniment ... how best to handle? in the group Coffee House Players
"There is a Thursday night Band Shell show in Port Hope with different bands each week during the summer in Port Hope.  Folks show up about 7:00 with their lawn chairs and watch the show till shortly after 9:00.  There is a kid…"
Jan 24
Jim Yates replied to Erin Finnegan's discussion RENT A GOYA URGENT in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I just googled "The Von Trapp Family Singers" images and could find only one photo of the real Maria playing a guitar.  It is a classical.  Most of the period photos of the family picture piano and recorder accompaniment."
Jan 19
Edward Sparks replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"here is the N tune tuner on my electric 12 and bass...pop up the knob and the tuner is active and the output signal muted for silent tuning, pop it back down and the lights go ff and the output unmutes!  Simple yet effective!    "
Jan 16
Edward Sparks replied to Jim Yates's discussion Capos on the headstock in the group Capo Users Group
"I have gotten away from headstock mounted tuners almost altogether...I have four electric guitars with a tuner built into the volume control called "Ntune", but they are out of business.  I have one left and am installing it into my…"
Jan 16
Jim Yates commented on steven picheta's group Bluegrass (Pickers)
"My introduction to Bluegrass was seeing the York County Boys at a street dance in Orillia, Ontario in 1961.  A young couple walking down the street were persuaded by the banjo player, Big John Mcanaman, to come up and do a couple of…"
Dec 29, 2014
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Besides the double pick guard, the soundhole rosette is pearl. the bridge has inlays, The position markers are diamonds, the purfling is herringbone and, the biggest difference between yours and a standard J-45, The back is rosewood rather than…"
Dec 21, 2014
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I think you're right Mike."
Dec 16, 2014
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Yes, I believe they are Gibson B-25-12 guitars with the trapeze tailpieces. Shortly after this song came out, my friend Jim Cox got a Stella 12-string.  I recall the first time I ever had that 12-string in my hands was on the Dairy Queen…"
Dec 15, 2014

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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