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PRS SE Angelus
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Johnny Walker Mar 12, 2013.


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Robert joined Mike's group

Gear Contests and Giveaways

For and about guitar related giveaways.Wins, losses and the ones that got away. See More
Sep 1, 2015
Mike replied to Rob Osborn's discussion Taylor 310... in the group Taylor Owners
"Hello Rob. When I was bought mine, it was called the DN3. There were a few things different than the current 310, but I was told by a Taylor rep that it's the same guitar. The main difference is the DN3 didn't have a pick guard. I bought…"
Feb 5, 2015
Mike commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
Sep 18, 2014
Mike commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Mark, Taylor was apparently shooting for just that reaction. That quality? That Sound? A Taylor? That price? On a side note, I think I may need help. I may be addicted to the GS Mini's."
Sep 18, 2014
Mike commented on Mike's group Gear Contests and Giveaways
"I stumbled onto the guitars and gear giveaways on Facebook a couple years ago. Thought I'd throw this out there to see if anybody here has stories to tell of wins etc. I've won a few contests and giveaways. Kind of surprised with a few of…"
May 25, 2014
Mike posted a group

Gear Contests and Giveaways

For and about guitar related giveaways.Wins, losses and the ones that got away. See More
May 12, 2014
Mike replied to Hird Stryker's discussion Dehumidifiers
"I stumbled onto the Planet Waves Humidipak system. Really simple, maintains the recommended 48-49% humidity and fairly inexpensive. I buy on Amazon for around $18.00 per guitar. I got one to try and have since put in all my acoustics."
May 10, 2014
Mike replied to higgs's discussion Looper advice needed
"I just found your post. You should check out the TC Electronics Ditto Looper. Simple, easy to use, intuitive and fun as all get out."
May 10, 2014
Mike joined GNuck's group

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
May 10, 2014
Mike replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! 2010 Guild GAD 30R... in the group Guild Owners
"I figured you could use the hat more than me. That was my only Guild. I've kind of become a Taylor guy.  "
Apr 17, 2014
Ted James Popp left a comment for Mike
"Mike, glad to be connected. I am on my way to worship practice. More later."
Apr 17, 2014
Mike commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I've never really sold a guitar before. Did a little trading at a local shop, but never sold one to someone online. I'd like to say that Florida Gull made the process effortless. I'm really pleased that he could give the GAD-30R a…"
Apr 17, 2014
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Apr 17, 2014
Mike replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! 2010 Guild GAD 30R... in the group Guild Owners
"Glad you liked it and it made the journey safely!"
Apr 17, 2014
Mike commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I've been thinking about that lately, as a matter of fact. I'd like her to go to a great home. I've been ignoring her and she deserves better. She realistically has less than 10 hours of playing time on her. Took her to a local shop…"
Mar 28, 2014
Mike commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
Mar 28, 2014

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Whipple Creek OM, Taylor GS Mini Spruce top,Taylor GS Mini Mahogany top Dean Tradition D-24 flattop acoustic, Taylor DN3, PRS SE Angelus. Peerless Renaissance Custom, Gibson 2014 LPJ, PRS SE Custom 24, PRS SE Singlecut, PRS SE Tremonti, Marshall MG15DFX, Vox AC4TV, Blackstar HT-1R, Peavey VPR15
What type of music do you like to play?
A little bit of everything. Mostly for me, My 2 nieces love to hear me play.
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Driving through the storms yesterday, I had plenty of time to think and I guess reminisce. One of the songs from Pink Floyd's the Wall came on the radio and it took me back in time. Gotta love it when that happens. It always amazes me when someone in a different country, of a different age, can write a song and it feels like it was written for you. Roger Waters to me, is a brilliant, gifted, troubled, angry man. Kind of unsettles me that his music, more accurately, his words connect with me.…


Posted on March 3, 2012 at 10:17am

New discovery!

This isn't really about acoustic guitars, but here goes. I've been on a kick lately where I think I want to get a new amp. I have a great little Marshall MG15DFX. Sounds good. But I've been obsessed with getting a small tube amp. It's really ridiculous since I just bought a new Taylor DN3. It's my new favorite. Most expensive guitar I've owned. I have found that sometimes, I just open the case to look at it. Crazy! I know. But I started thinking about this amp thing right before I bought the… Continue

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 6:10pm

Facing my fears

I had become fairly obsessed by the time I had been attempting to play for a couple years. I was practicing about 30 minutes a night 5 nights a week. It was even getting to the point that my wife and son actually stayed in the room with me while I practiced. My wife inadvertently helped me in my obsession by buying me books, and strings and picks etc for birthdays and Christmases.

I was successful in quitting smoking though, thanks to the guitar obsession. Whenever I had the urge for…


Posted on February 19, 2011 at 6:47pm

My lifelong obsession with these pieces of wood.

I have been obsessed with guitars for as long as I can remember. A friend of my Dads brought one to our house when I was around 5. I thought he was some kind of god or magician. The sounds coming from that acoustic amazed me. It hasn't stopped amazing me.

As I grew up, anytime I would hear songs with loads of guitar, I would stop and just listen. Not really good during work or school or in the middle of conversations. My friends kind of got used to it though. We never really had the…


Posted on January 22, 2011 at 12:04pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:02pm on April 17, 2014, Ted James Popp said…

Mike, glad to be connected. I am on my way to worship practice. More later.


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