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John Michael Meehan
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  • Bellingham, WA
  • United States
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John Michael Meehan's Friends

  • Michael Tellier
  • Dan Sundquist
  • Daniel Cooper
  • John Francis
  • Steve
  • GuitarMC
  • Susan Palmer of Lead Cat Press
  • Doc Fleetwood
  • Kragenbrink Guitars
  • John Horne
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Edward Sparks

John Michael Meehan's Groups


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David Sams joined John Michael Meehan's group

Baritone Guitar

A group for the discussion of playing the baritone guitar in its various tunngs.
Mar 13
Jacob Ullberger joined John Michael Meehan's group

Tenor Guitar

A group for the discussion of playing the tenor guitar.
Feb 19
Jim Yates commented on John Michael Meehan's group Big Band Guitar
"While I do play a lot of swing tunes, The biggest band I've played in is 10 pieces.  I do love Freddie Green style rhythm playing.  I have a Gretsch Sychromatic arch top with a saddle pick-up that I play through the board with a…"
Jan 16
Jim Yates joined John Michael Meehan's group

Big Band Guitar

Discuss issues related to playing guitar in a big band with "all that brass."
Jan 16
Reggie Witty commented on John Michael Meehan's group Tenor Guitar
"Great Ed. Would love to see it. The Turner has the sweetest sounding pickup, ranging from a crisp almost Yes bass tone(Chris Squire) to an amazing Beach Boys thump."
Jan 16
Edward Sparks commented on John Michael Meehan's group Tenor Guitar
"Hey Reggie, I noticed your great turner ren bass in the chasing cars video. I just finished a fretless bass that is based on turner's body design. I actually built it to match a custom solid electric I made earlier... I note that the AG…"
Jan 16
Michael S. Jackson commented on John Michael Meehan's group Tenor Guitar
"They do have a nice sound, don't they?"
Dec 25, 2013
Reggie Witty commented on John Michael Meehan's group Tenor Guitar
"Hey Michael. its funny I just bought and have already recorder some new songs with a Gibson mid 60s mahogany round hole. Its in good condition but I am updating it, pickup, new tuners and some fret work. The mahogany is a much darker tone than my…"
Dec 25, 2013

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Music teacher, Guitar student
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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Shelley Park Montmarte
Heritage Golden Eagle
Eastman 7 string archtop
Martin HD-28
Aria FA70
Ibanez AF105
Tacoma Archtop
Washburn Mandolin
etc etc etc
What is your website address?
What type of music do you like to play?
Gypsy Jazz
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At 5:45am on January 26, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hi John,
Welcome to the Community. I saw that you are interested in and play various intsrtuments including the octave mandolin. I am primarily an acoustic guitar player, but I play a little mandolin as well and have been wanting an octave mandolin ever since I played one at a little music store near Washington DC. It was an Eastman "F" style and the sound was incredible. I have built a few instruments and have an octave mandolin on my drawing board right now. It will look similar to a guitar but be an octave mando. A long time ago I built an 8 string guitar which resembles an octave mando but is tuned like a 12 string guitar without the tow lower strings and their octaves. I tried stringing it with octave mando strings but it didn't work...the scale is just too long. So I drew up plans for a true octave mandolin and jhope to start it next after I finish the lapsteel I have been trying to get time to work on for four years! Anyway, here is the address to my website and to the photo/description page for my 8 string guitar. If you get a chance to visit, please feel free to sign the Guestbook!

Thanks, Edward

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