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Mar 4
Mike Duncan commented on GNuck's group Small Body Guitars
"I play a Wechter TO 8418.  It's one of the best guitars I have ever owned.  It's as loud as a train, but it's awesome to play it fingerstyle.  I can't put it down. "
Mar 3
Mike Duncan joined GNuck's group
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Small Body Guitars

This group is for those that like small body guitars and other sizes such as "00", "000" OM, Baby Taylors, grand concert, grand auditorium and other non dreadnought style bodies. Join up, post pictures and discuss them here.See More
Mar 3
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Dec 8, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Adriaan N Roggeveen's discussion "Sweat and Wood"
"You can take them off.  I've done it.  With success.  But they tell you not to.  You can print out the different size JP armrests.  Cut them out and find which one best fits your guitar."
Oct 10, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to mike lugo's discussion Complete Beginner who really wants to learn.
"Try Guitar Pro 6.  You can get it free and if you like you can buy it with all the extras.  I've been playing 34 years and I found a song on there I had been having a problem with.  It helped me get over thet part.  Try it…"
Sep 18, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Maurice Condie's discussion Acoustic Amps
"For years I used the Trace Acoustic TA200 (the one wth 8 5-inch speakes).  It weighed a ton, but with 200 wats you could play with most any band and they didn't have to drop the volume to give you a solo.  If I'm playing…"
Aug 22, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Adriaan N Roggeveen's discussion "Sweat and Wood"
"A John Pearse armrest works great for that.  I sweat really bad on my D-35 and it really helps.  Here's probably the least inexpensive site for them too.  http://www.jdmc.com/product/31JP.html"
Jun 22, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Paul Walters's discussion Tommy Emmanuel
"I've seen Tommy play 5 times and he's amazing.  I saw him at Winfield, KS.  Beppe Gambetta was playing, it was about 50 degrees outside, and Beppe said he couldn't play because it was too cold.  Tommy walked…"
Jun 22, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to henry mosefski's discussion alternate tuning
"If you haven't been playing very long, he's probably telling you this to keep you on his teaching path.  My two-cents worth is the earlier you can start with something the better you'll be later on.  Always tune your guitar…"
Jun 22, 2012
Mike Duncan left a comment for Rev. Matt Fontana
"I play at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, AR.  We play mostly hymns and usually a couple of P & W songs.  I love the Lord and also my church.  I still play acoustic coffee house gigs and love it.  I'm…"
Jun 22, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"Adamas' are American built and they will build custom for you.  Unless you've played one, you don't know.  I am partisan though."
May 11, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Jud Hair's discussion What are some good biographies or autobiographies of guitar players??
"Chuck Berry's is great.  It will give you insight into how he was treated, both on and offstage.  Levon Helm's "This Wheel's on Fire" is a great read also.  BB King's is so good I couldn't put…"
May 7, 2012
Mike Duncan commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"I use an electric Kyser on one of my acoustics and my G7th on the other.  The electric Kyser doesn't exert as much pressure as the regular one, so it doesn't detune hardly at all.  Of course my G7th holds the strings at the…"
Apr 17, 2012
Mike Duncan joined Edward Sparks's group
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Capo Users Group

If you use a capo...for anything...then you belong here!
Apr 17, 2012
Mike Duncan replied to Jud Hair's discussion If you could only own ONE acoustic for the rest of your life ...
"Because they are already comfortable playing their own guitar.  I understand totally.  It takes a long time(sometimes years) to become totally comfortable with a new instrument.  I have a carbon fiber Adamas that is tough as nails and…"
Apr 17, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician
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, Electric guitar, Banjo
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1979 Martin D-35 acoustic
Ovation Adamas W597 carbon fiber acoustic
2012 Ovation Custom Legend 2079AX-CCB,
What type of music do you like to play?
Whatever I feel like at the time. I play most anything people pay to hear on guitar.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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