"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…"
"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…"
"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 :)
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.
"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…"
"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."
"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."
"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,…"