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Tommy Emmanuel
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Duncan Jun 22, 2012.


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Erik Gran replied to Paul Walters's discussion Anyone else using Half-Nashville baritone tuning? in the group Baritone Guitar
"I've got my Loef baritone stringed like that, and have tried to figure some ways to use this setup. First of all, it gives more space in almost any chord you play, as you get more tonal space between the low and high notes in the chord. The…"
Dec 29, 2014
Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Baritone Guitar

Anyone else using Half-Nashville baritone tuning?

I recently installed an LR Baggs Lyric mic in my Alvarez ABT-60 baritone.While I was at it, I decided to try the "Half-Nashville" tuning that Pat Metheny uses on his Linda Manzer baritone guitar. The tuning goes A D G C E A (a whole-step down from the standard B to B baritone tuning), with the G and C strings in lighter gauges and tuned up an octave.I don't normally use altered tunings on my guitars (never played DADGAD, for example), so this tuning is taking a while for me to wrap my brain…See More
Dec 29, 2014
Paul Walters replied to Kevin Moore's discussion Cleartone strings vs Godin High Definition strings in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have tried the Cleartone and the Martin SP strings; they are good for a few days of playing, then their tone dies away for me.  I also find them to be too squeaky for my tastes.  The final nail in their proverbial coffin (for me, at…"
Dec 29, 2014
Paul Walters replied to barry's discussion pick ups in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I installed the Lyric in on of my OM guitars.  There is no soldering to be done with this installation, all of the components are already connected.  You just need to make a hole in the endblock of your guitar (if there isn't one…"
Dec 2, 2014
Paul Walters replied to Hoosier Picker's discussion Seagull guitar returns? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"You really should contact them first, obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization), before attempting to ship a guitar back.  Most businesses will not accept an unexpected delivery and the guitar will be returned to you - postage due."
Oct 7, 2014
Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Larrivee Lovers

NGD - O-01

I picked up an O-01 Parlor guitar this morning from Craigslist.The seller informed me that a previous potential buyer had dropped the guitar, cracking the back and separating one of the rear braces (she insisted that it was intentional, as the buyer immediately demanded a significantly reduced price for the damage he had caused).  It will need attention, but it is not critical to function of the guitar.It has a lovely tone.  I will really enjoy playing this instrument.Please pardon the photos,…See More
Aug 22, 2014
Paul Walters joined Jason Gatewood's group

Larrivee Lovers

This is a group for those of us that love Larrivee guitars, whether you are fortunate enough to own 10, or are looking to buy your first... this is the group for you!See More
Aug 22, 2014
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Jun 1, 2014
Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Carbon Fiber Guitars

NGD - Composite Acoustics GX RT

I picked up a used Composite Acoustics GX RT from Craigslist this past week.I've been looking for something along the lines of a "forever guitar" (one that should hold up for as long as I am able to play it), and I think this may be the one.The factory setup was a bit high for my liking, but I was able to sand the saddle down and make it just perfect for me.  High enough for good projection, but low enough to play comfortably (without any fret buzz).  I like the idea that, regardless of the…See More
May 16, 2014
Paul Walters joined Victor Font's group

Carbon Fiber Guitars

Guitars made out of carbon fiber and other composite materials are more and more popular these days. Many are selling their wood based instruments and going carbon fiber only. If you own such an instrument or want to learn about them, join the group.
May 16, 2014
Joe Allen replied to Paul Walters's discussion Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility in the group Round Back Guitars
"I am also watching Ebay and my local Craigslist. I just picked up a perfect 2 owner 70's Glen Campbell Ovation from some one local for a great price. I am trying to find a good 12 string Glen Campbell one for a good price."
May 7, 2014
Edward Sparks replied to Paul Walters's discussion Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility in the group Round Back Guitars
"Wow, this is a shock, but then I guess not!  I remember in the late 60's and 70's when the Ovation was all you saw in the hands of players on MTV and concerts...they were the best in amplified sound for acoustic then.  Now days…"
Apr 23, 2014
Randy Lee Hano replied to Paul Walters's discussion Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility in the group Round Back Guitars
"That is really sad. I own 4 Ovations but only two of them are US made. They will be sought after even more so by players wanting the round back line. Sadly I have been trying to source the right screw to attach straploks for my round backs with no…"
Apr 22, 2014
Paul Walters added a discussion to the group Round Back Guitars

Fender is closing the New Hartford Ovation facility

This is making the rounds today:"FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION TO CLOSE NEW HARTFORD, CONN. FACILITY; OVATION® TO CEASE U.S. PRODUCTION Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is proud of the products that are built in our New Hartford, Conn. manufacturing facility and appreciates the talented group of people that hand craft them. However, due to current market conditions and insufficient volume levels, the company has made the decision to cease production there within June…See More
Apr 22, 2014
Paul Walters replied to John Zemler's discussion Anyone Playing a Seagull 12-String? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Here is Leo Kottke, fingerpicking the 12-string. I have a Coastline 12-string.  It's an easy-playing, booming guitar.  I love it!  I picked it up (used) from the local Sam Ash a few years ago.  Price - $250.00, with…"
Mar 4, 2014
Paul Walters replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Acoustic pick up tests in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I just finished installing the L.R. Baggs Lyric into my Potomac OM guitar.  So far, it's sounding really good! I'll keep adjusting the treble balance, play it some more.  Then I think I will have a better verdict.  But I…"
Feb 19, 2014

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Music teacher, Recording and performing equipment 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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Travel guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Seagull S6 Rustic Dreadnaught, Seagull Coastline S12 Cedar, Seagull Rustic Mini-Jumbo, Composite Acoustics GX, Breedlove AC25/SM, Breedlove AN250/CR, Ovation CU247 Pinnacle Deluxe, Yamaha Classical, Tacoma C1C Chief (x2), Tacoma CB10 Thunderchief ABG, Tacoma DR12, Alvarez ABT-60 Baritone guitar, Chapman Grand Stick XG (graphite), Chapman SG-12 Stick/Guitar, Godin xtSA, Telecaster (x4), Gretsch G5120, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Epiphone Dot, Peavey Foundation Fretless bass, Peavey Impact Firenza, Pono MT Tenor Ukulele, Kala Acacia Tenor Ukulele, Kala Mango Tenor Ukulele, NS Designs NXT 5-string cello, Michael Kelly Legacy Deluxe Mandolin, Rogue RLS-1 lap steel, Crate Palomino V-16 (USA) amp, Fishman Loudbox 100
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What type of music do you like to play?
pretty much everything...
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I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:36am on June 15, 2013, Antonio Eduardo Rosa said…

Thanks for your comment, Paul. Yes, it happens the same to me when I watch Tommy Emmanuel (and many others...)




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