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Songs To Play
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Adding a section here to share links to tabs and videos of songs that are really nice to play on acoustic guitar. If you have some to share just add to this discussion.  I really don't have a lot of…Continue

Tags: and, Garfunkel, Simon, Play, to

Started this discussion. Last reply by Marty Sep 12, 2014.

On the playlist...
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Here's a place to share some recommendations for music that are on your playlist. The lists are not about what's new in music, but just music getting your play time...April 2012Neil Young, "Live At…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Manuel Jul 8, 2014.


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Acoustic Sessions with Jorma...

Take some time out and watch ths nice video with Jorma Kaukonen. I've loved his playing since first hearing him with the Jefferson Arirplane and followed him with deep admiraton through his career. Enough said, just watch and enjoy...


Posted on January 8, 2015 at 7:33pm



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Kyser K-Lever Open-G

It's the lever that makes this capo stand out from other partial 3-string ones. It allows you to cover the lower strings by pressing down on the lever. Useful for some tunes.From the Kyser folks...Capo in Open-G Tuning!Here's a fantastic way to play…
Sep 27
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Gear Bag

I've been looking around for a decent bag to carry the guitar stuff I actually want to keep handy, when I found this at the 'K' looking at MLB gear. Ten bucks was a good deal, I thought, and it's perfect for my needs. ( Not pictured is the Shubb…
Sep 19
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Well, decided to gift my Daughter with a guitar more here size - my Grand Artist. Also, gifting my 12-String to her SO. It all just feels right. I'll still have my Godin 5th Ave, but I've a jones for an electric guitar, so it may go."
Jul 23
Phil Manuel commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
Jul 22
Phil Manuel commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Interesting. They are still being offered for sale by Sweetwater and others. Some folks complained that they did fit their guitars. They work well on my Martin, though."
Jul 22
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Finally, some good news, at least for me, to report. Greg at Dogwood Guitars repaired my Fender 12-string, and set-up my Gibson J-200. Picked them both up today, and they play and sound better than new! Thanks Greg. ;-)"
Jul 18
Phil Manuel replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Godin's Defective Adhesive Lawsuit in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I have a Seagull Artist built in 2002. It's never given me any problem."
Jul 17
Phil Manuel replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Capo Collections in the group Capo Users Group
"Just got my Kyser K-lever OG capo. Interesting Idea, we'll see how it works out."
Jun 19
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Looks like nice guitars..."
Jun 5
Randy Lee Hano replied to Phil Manuel's discussion iPad Air Mic stand holder... in the group iPad Apps & Accessories for Music Making
"I use an iPad 4th Generation. As for the holder, I use a Gig Easy. Sadly this one does not accommodate iPad Air or Mini The universal mount may be better for you which does work with the…"
May 20
Phil Manuel posted a status
"Nicely done Tom Lamson."
Apr 21
Phil Manuel commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Actually, the Spider capo. I see they changed the design since I bought mine. Hopefully, the newer ones work better now. Also, I did try the Nashville G7 capo, and did not much care for it, considering the cost, returned it, and got another Shubb.…"
Apr 8
Phil Manuel commented on Edward Sparks's group Capo Users Group
"Hi, Robert! I have an older model bought last year. Threw it somewhere after getting frustrated with it. Just never worked for me. I'm capoholic, and I've gotten quite a few over the years. For my money, I'm using 3 Shubb capos,…"
Apr 8
Phil Manuel commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Sorry to hear about this episode Robert. Prayers out to you for a full and speedy recovery."
Mar 20
Phil Manuel replied to Alan Cargile's discussion A Humidity Question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Ha, no more of a "kindasewer" for that kind of trivia. Not much more than a second hand smoker. Early days playing in clubs gave me all the exposure to tobacco and wacky tabacky I cared about. ;-)"
Mar 18
Phil Manuel replied to Alan Cargile's discussion A Humidity Question in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Terry, I first heard about it in connection with humidors for cigars and pipe tobacco. Just sayin'..."
Mar 18

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin HD-28, Seagull Grand Artist, Gibson J-200, Godin 5th Avenue
What type of music do you like to play?
Fingerstyle country blues, folk, bluegrass, and originals
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 7:19pm on December 20, 2014, Teo said…
Thank you Phil. Very encouraging.
At 8:39pm on January 23, 2014, Marty said…

Phil!! Thanks so much for your invite. I know few people where I am that play. Great page you have here!

At 4:13pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Thanx, Phil

What a GREAT idea! The only thing I would have wished for on it would have been, had he played the same tune on all 3 for what I thought would give the best comparison.

At 2:17pm on April 29, 2013, michael schwartz said…

Heyya Phil

how did you decide on which eoectronics to use? I ened up with a Fishman Matrix in the J12-15

At 5:19am on April 10, 2013, Paddy Dargan said…
Thanks, Phil. Good to meet you!
At 9:10am on April 1, 2013, Alan Edmunds said…

Hey Phil,

thanks for the invite. Happy to contribute if I can to the band idea. I'm short on recording equipment at the moment, but feel free to move the process along without me....I'll catch up.


At 9:46am on March 14, 2013, paul david long said…

Hi Phil

Thanks for the comment, I  intended to learn back in 2009, but, had a problem with cancer, and had nothing but health problems since, so now I'm hoping to try again.

I think with al these guitars I should be able to play something lol.

My options are limited, as I can't really get about much!

Any Ideas as to how to go about this, I really am a beginner.

Thanks Again


At 7:12pm on February 3, 2013, Hoosier Picker said…

Thanks Phil, I really need to get rid of a few!  I have been trying to post a video (my first one) on the Beatles site, but it is upside down on my computer, and can't seem to turn it around.  I wil leventually  figure it out! - your friend- Mark Young

At 11:32am on January 16, 2013, Michael S. Jackson said…
Phil - Thanks for joining the Beatles group. I have had a lot of trouble getting this on board and it still won't accept the photo I'm trying to load nor will it accept the text. When I do enter those, I am asking all who post here NOT to mention the name of the derranged piece of trash who murdered John Lennon. I want to recall and honor their music and discuss their lives - not the one who murdered John. His name should not be remembered. I truly hope you agree with this one thing I ask of folks at this group.
Thanks again - Michael
At 7:22pm on December 15, 2012, FloridaGull said…

Come on, Phil - you're cool!  All opinions welcomed by me!

Not sayin' I'll agree with all of 'em - and I mean from all/any of us - but I defend your right to say what you feel/think/believe...



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