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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I would agree with keeping the instrument original if the original incarnation was the best solution, but when a mod is also an improvement, then I'll go for it.  My 1958 Goya M-26 had tuners that were too tight and I almost needed vice…"
Tuesday
Jim Yates commented on Devon Kaufman's blog post Yamaki B40 Rare Guitar
"Darren playing "News" on Loni's guitar Here's a friend Darren Glover playing Loni's guitar. "
Monday
Jim Yates commented on Devon Kaufman's blog post Yamaki B40 Rare Guitar
"My daughter-in-law, Loni, has a Yamaki that once belonged to the late Willie P. Bennett, a friend of hers and my son's.  I was using it to serenade my grandson this weekend, but didn't get the model number.  It is similar to…"
Monday
Robert Williamson commented on Jim Yates's photo
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My Debute on The Jumbotron

"I hope you are getting a poster sized print of that for your guitar room! If it were me, I would, except i don't have a poster-sized free wall space in my guitar room. :(  & :) and no one want to take pictures of me :) "
Apr 14
Jim Yates commented on Jim Yates's photo
Apr 13
Robert Williamson commented on Jim Yates's photo
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My Debute on The Jumbotron

"that is a real keepsake, good on you Jim!"
Apr 13
Jim Yates posted a photo

My Debute on The Jumbotron

A couple of summers ago I backed up a trio of talented women singers at the Havelock Country Jamboree and was sent this photo via Facebook by someone in the audience. My old D-21 has some battle scars all right, but it's not as bad as it looks here.
Apr 12
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I just re-read my last post and it makes no sense because I should have said, "...my '58 Goya M-26 still has the original nut and it is an orange colour."
Apr 12
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I just checked the Elliott capos and they range from about $150 to $275 (for the Tony Rice model)."
Apr 6
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"That's not the "Kelly", but the "Elliott", which is not found in any music stores I've been in, but is usually mentioned in any discussion about capos.  Probably you're right about Keysers being the most…"
Apr 6
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I always wished that Jimi had taken a bit more time tuning up before this video was shot.  The guitar sounds terrible.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzL7G0jItzU"
Apr 4
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I used Martin XL strings (in the green package) on my twelve string.  My wife has an old 1921 O-18.  She tried Silk & Steel once about a decade ago, but decided that they went dead too quickly, so she now uses XL bronze strings."
Apr 1
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I wonder what Levin used for their nuts and saddles in 1958.  My saddle is not original, but my '58 Goya M-26 still has the original saddle and it is an orange colour.  Anyone know?"
Mar 28
Jim Yates commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Bone is always better than plastic.  The saddle will produce the biggest improvement.  The nut will affect the open strings.  I have bone nuts and saddles on all of my guitars, but they have plastic or ebony bridge pins."
Mar 27
Jim Yates commented on Jim Yates's group High Strung Guitars (Nashville Tuned)
Mar 26
Jim Yates commented on Jim Yates's group High Strung Guitars (Nashville Tuned)
"My brother Gary plays with three other guys for once a week jams and occasional gigs.  They are all primarily guitar players, but since four guitars seems a bit much, they will replace one or more of the guitars with 12-string, a ukulele,…"
Mar 26

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 8:31pm on April 8, 2015, GNuck said…

Hey there Jim;

Thanks for the comment about the Eastman guitar. Love mine too. Going to get another Martin someday but looking for a higher end banjo first at some point.

:-)

Gary

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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