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Michael D Krampitz
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Mar 21
Michael D Krampitz commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Hi everyone wow the group has really grown.I've gotten rid of My Ibenez Jumbo for a Jumbo 6 12 String guitar.They sound and play so good, I had a guild about 30years ago and it sounded great but it was harder to play.I think I was using 13 on…"
Mar 14
Michael D Krampitz commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Hi everyone I've been away for awhile getting my health issues in good shape ,feeling great.I recently bought 2 new jumbo.Both are Guilds  a 6 string  and a 12 string ."
Nov 6, 2015
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Oct 28, 2015
Michael D Krampitz left a comment for Edward Sparks
"Hi Ed still hanging in there.Playing alot unfortunatly I had to get rid of a bunch of guitars,and amps,and my PA.So I sold the Guitars I got from my father after he passed away.that 2 squire Strats,  epiphone bass, and my Fender P/J bass it was…"
Aug 16, 2015
Michael D Krampitz commented on Kirk Mathew Gatzka's photo

Grunge Image of my Seagull S12 Cedar

"Hey Kirk how are you doingI really like the artwork with your 12 string Seagull the blue one.what program do you use to do that.Let me know.Well I guess it was a Lomographic image.I have no Idea what that is.Did Seagull use that for any add…"
Jan 15, 2015
michael schwartz joined Michael D Krampitz's group

All Jumbo Guitar's

For people who have and love the big sound of Jumbo guitars
Oct 20, 2014
Edward Sparks left a comment for Michael D Krampitz
"Hi, good to hear from you, glad you are back! I saw you joined the picks group!i gave played those Chinese guilds and they are really great! Look forward to pics!"
Apr 23, 2014
Michael D Krampitz joined Edward Sparks's group

Picks, Picks, Picks

Flatpicks, of your favorite picks and why!See More
Apr 23, 2014
Michael D Krampitz left a comment for Edward Sparks
"Hi Ed this is Mike Krampitz I know everybody has'nt heard from me for a long time,I'm not going to dwell to much on what happened.But feeling great I bought afew more guitars since we last talked,I will send pictures.I got a Guild Jumbo 2…"
Apr 23, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Now I have two Epiphone Advanced Jumbos-Elvin being a 12 string. "
Apr 21, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Hey Ed, I'll do that as soon as I pick it up from layaway (very shortly from now)."
Feb 11, 2014
Edward Sparks commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Hey Rev., Wow would love to see pics of that and the XLR plate... "
Feb 6, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"My Epiphone AJ-100, Ed, will be joined in the near future Epiphone 12-string Advanced Jumbo, Elvin. Whoever played the guitar prior to my eye-catching experience at Guitar Center in Monroeville, PA had it tuned down to Bb-Bb. It still…"
Feb 6, 2014
Michel Rouxel replied to Michael D Krampitz's discussion what is your favorite Jumbo guitar in the group All Jumbo Guitar's
"I'm new to this group, but I found lots of interesting comments here. My all time favourite jumbo is a 70's Guild jumbo which was played by the guy who was giving us  masterclass one summer, a long time ago. Such a deep, tight tone…"
Aug 6, 2012
Edward Sparks commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Michael, nice to hear from you again!  Glad to hear you are still picking and doing well!  "
Aug 2, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Guitar maker, This is a profile for a guitar-related business engaged in the following area(s):, Guitar manufacturer
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, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
I have a D 35 Martin, DC 16RE,Martin , Goya T18 which is from 66, 71 Maderia ,American Acoustech 6 string .Guild F150RCE Guild 12 string My hand made guitar.I made 2 but sold 1.A Samick 6 string that plays like a Martin it has Abalone all around the body Epiphone mandolin A55,and a blond Old Hickory mandolin Fender Stratocaster 60th anniversery issue,,Epiphone Les Paul Custom Pro @ Fender Telecasters,ZoomMRS-802 Digital 8 track,Tascam 424 8 track, a bazooki,and a old round back mandolin which needs a bridge.I just got a new Ibenez Jumbo guitar it has a beautiful deep sound. I also have a jumbo Ibenez acoustic bass,I have a fretless Bass, and a Yamaha 5 string bass,
What type of music do you like to play?
All types anything from the Beatles ,Neil Young,Cat Stevens,America,Eagles,Fleetwood Mac,John Lennon,Paul McCartney,Jimi Hendrix,Pink Floyd .All kinds,And origanls
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I've added two song's I recorded awile back. They where both on compilation CD's..999 Fine and .999 Fine 2 On "Mind Game's" a John Lennon song I play all they instruments,and on "Too nice to leave" I also play all the instruments but I had a friend singing the lead.The funny thing that happens in Too nice to leave is I accidentally erased Dale's chours part.What I did to fix the problem was slow down the Tape and record her part myself and when played at regular speed you can't tell the… Continue

Posted on September 10, 2010 at 11:07pm

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At 5:37am on April 23, 2014, Edward Sparks said…
Hi, good to hear from you, glad you are back! I saw you joined the picks group!i gave played those Chinese guilds and they are really great! Look forward to pics!
At 5:18am on May 12, 2011, Dan Kozar said…
Michael, thanks for letting me know what happening.   I hope everything is better for you now.  I am doing well.   Keep in touch.
At 11:16am on May 5, 2011, Ted Hechtman said…
Glad to hear that the cancerous stuff was removed. Hope it stays away for good. I'll light a candle for you at the Unitarian Congregation this weekend. Want the Jumbo Man healthy!!
At 3:00pm on May 2, 2011, Ted Hechtman said…
Hey. Thanks for reading the Blog!!
At 2:59pm on May 2, 2011, Ted Hechtman said…
Thanks Michael. What I would love to have is a Jumbo Madeira. I think it was P600 or something like that. Got to tell you how good the A9 sounds. How are you feeling my friend?
At 2:59pm on April 14, 2011, Shaun Porter said…
Hey Michael,thanks.
At 9:02am on March 29, 2011, Kirk Mathew Gatzka said…



I got your comment, I have turned on "approval for comments" So I can read them before they post.


I can identify with the "natural high" you were commenting about. Yes, I can get that when playing the guitar and just riding along with what comes as I improvise a session! I do a lot of improvising when playing in DADGAD and Dbl Drop D or just Drop D tunings. I haven't tried other types of tunings yet as I am enamored with the droning 12-string resonance I get in DADGAD and the others, I love that bottom D!


I'm really glad you approve of my "groove" in the DADGAD and other tunings! Your listening and comments are truly appreciated. Thanks for listening!


Yours in music,



At 2:46pm on March 23, 2011, Christopher Cozad said…

Yeah, you know how it goes after you post something, then re-read what you typed. It made perfect sense to me when I wrote it. lol


I was talking about the affect of multiple pieces being used on the back (one piece, versus 2 or 3 or 4) and I stated that the some people can hear more bass response than others. After you mentioned scalloped bracing, I realized that I should have clarified that I meant the number of pieces used to make up the back had little or nothing to do with the bass response. That would indeed be controlled by scalloping the bracing on the soundboard.


I am sorry to hear about your health concerns. I know well how significant a role that really plays, while most of us just assume all is well and live as if there is no tomorrow. Do I slow down enough to contemplate just how precious each day really is?


Thanks for listening to the music. I recorded those pieces into Logic Pro on my Mac, using Rode condenser mic's run through an Apogee interface. The guitars were either my rosewood Guild jumbo or a maple Guild jumbo 12 string. I am searching for that elusive 'recorded sound' and have not found it yet, but I am realizing with each excuse and passing year that I need to get more music recorded, regardless of whether it is the perfect sound, or not.

At 8:10am on March 23, 2011, Christopher Cozad said…
Michael, I'm not sure what you are asking. The location of scalloped bracing? As in, on the soundboard?
At 4:04pm on March 15, 2011, Luis Motta da Silva said…


I'm not sure about the models of my companions' instruments. Probably, the Martin will be a D 41 (if you say so) and I guess the bass is a Mustang Short scale by Fender. Both Mané the guitarist and Paulo the bassist have many instruments, and they they are very technical in the issue. So, you may visit the band's page,

Just click on the link, and you'll be there. Both them speak English and I guess they will be delighted to answer any questions about their instruments and technique. 

Speaking for myself, I play the instruments I make. I have about a dozen guitars, including steel-strig guitars, classics, one bass and several Portuguese guitars, some I inherited, some I bought, some I made. But, since I don't have the collector's spirit, and I consider I have the instruments I need, I do not crave for more. At this point of my life, I'm more interested in composing and arranging the tunes we are playing, and take the best from the unique opportunity I was given, to have two excelent musicians playing my music with me. I longed years for this, so, every rehearsal, every gig is a 4th of July of my own...



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