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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • 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 Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"My '58 Goya M-26 cost me under $400 about ten years ago."
Oct 10
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Almost the same.  The Moon is modeled after the M-26, which was replaced by the N-26 in the early sixties.  There was not much difference, but the biggest clue is that the N-26 had the position dots moved to the bass side of the…"
Oct 10
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"I forgot to add the photos in my previous post.One more question:Does Gibson still make the B-45-12, which also came in both bridge configurations?  If no, why not? (I guess that's 2 more.)"
Sep 28
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"The old Gibson 12 strings like these B-25-12s came in both pin bridge and tailpiece styles.  I have always assumed that the X-bracing on these guitars was designed for a pin bridge.  Am I right?Do the pin bridges sound better than the…"
Sep 28
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Hofner Guitars
"Here's the first photo I've seen of Darcy and his Hofner Verythin."
Sep 28
Jim Yates commented on Rob Bourassa's group UKULELE PLAYERS
"I saw this Harmony soprano in a local flea market on Sunday.  It seems to play all right, but not really loud.  The fretboard is molded plastic and I'd guess the body is plywood.  Can anyone tell me any more about this little…"
Sep 22
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Mike, If that Moon guitar has a maple back and sides, it looks exactly like my 1958 Goya M-26.  I really love my guitar and would like to try a Moon Goliath some day."
Sep 22
Jim Yates commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"Sam Baker Dan Walsh Gurf Morlix Lee Renaldo Tegan Quin A few pros who use Amis.  Dan and Gurf told me that they paid more for the pick-ups in their Amis than they did for the guitars. "
Sep 17
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I also posted this on the Levin/Goya page.  Apparently about 200 D-18s were built in Sweden at the Levin factory shortly after Martin bought Levin.  They were labeled LD-18.  Have any of you ever seen one of these guitars?  I…"
Sep 16
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I am also posting this on the Martin page.  I have just discovered that about 200 D-18s (labeled LD-18) were made in Gothenburg, Sweden right after Martin bought the Levin company.  Has anyone seen one of these?  Are they of the same…"
Sep 16
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I think it's over $3000 at George's Guitars in Cobourg, Ontario.  The original tuners are still in the case."
Sep 14
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I sure can't afford it myself, but I hope no one buys it for a while, so I'll get a chance to play it some more."
Sep 13
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"The store where I teach just got a lovely little 1947 OO18 in today.  It has had a pick-up at one time judging from the end pin jack and it looks like the pick guard is a replacement.  It has Klueson keystone replacement tuners. …"
Sep 13
Jim Yates commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"This cool little machine was in the window of a Port Hope Ontario antique store.  Unfortunately, it was not for sale, just to set the mood for the jazz festival.  It's a Blue Bird."
Sep 8
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Hofner Guitars
"Darcy just posted a photo of his new bass, a Hofner Verythin."
Sep 6
Jim Yates replied to Erin Finnegan's discussion RENT A GOYA URGENT in the group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"While it would be fun to have the same type of guitar as Julie Andrews played in the movie, I doubt very much that the real Maria played a Goya guitar.  The Levin company used the Goya brand for their North American market.  The prop…"
Aug 29

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 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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