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Jim Yates
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  • Port Hope, Ontario
  • Canada
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  • 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
"I think it's over $3000 at George's Guitars in Cobourg, Ontario.  The original tuners are still in the case."
yesterday
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."
Sunday
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. …"
Sunday
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
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Silk & Steel? "
Aug 7
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"Phil, I doubt that my parents would have understood or appreciated it either, but I was living with folks who did appreciate it at the time."
Jul 9
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"No doubt the drunk/high fan was referring to the famous Frank Zappa Crappa poster that many of us had on our bathroom doors in the sixties."
Jul 9
Jim Yates commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Thanks for that Michael.  These are all models that were unfamiliar to me.  The styles I was most familiar with were the 18, 21, 28, 42 and 45.  I have played a number of 18s, 21s and 28s, but, except for a few licks in a music store,…"
Jun 30
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Jimmy is 23 and I just turned 70.  When we played at the Greenbank Folk Club, the woman who introduced us said, "This next band has a 45 year age span."  I hadn't really thought of it till then.  Music seems to…"
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"If you click on the "Jimmy plays Townes" link, it should take you to Youtube. "
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"Jimmy plays Townes Here's my friend Jimmy Bowskill, the fiddle player in our jug band, showing off his new (to him) old J-45."
Jun 27
Jim Yates commented on grant's group Coffee House Players
"James Taylor - Fire & Rain He is very clear Edward.  Here's the man himself showing you how to do it.  "
Jun 17
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"George had 2 valuable guitars stolen from the store during business hours, so everything over $1000 is locked to the hanger and you ask before playing them.  There are people going in and out with guitar cases all day. I teach upstairs and am…"
Jun 11
Jim Yates commented on Edward Sparks's group Gibson Acoustic Owners
"This is the 2003 J-45 that I mentioned below.  $1600 at George's Guitars in Cobourg, Ontario."
Jun 11

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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