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Ralph Massaro joined Edward Sparks's group
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Gibson Acoustic Owners

For owners of Gibson acoustics...any size, shape, age, or type!
Mar 2
Ralph Massaro updated their profile
Dec 26, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"photo.JPG Here it is.  My new baby. 2000 Martin D-42.   Sweet."
Dec 9, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I'm so excited I can't spell.:) by vs buy...lol  "
Dec 9, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Yahoo....finally own a Martin D42. Good friend sold me a mint D42.  What a sweet sound this guitar has.  Know I understand what people are talking about when they say their guitar sings like angels…"
Dec 9, 2012
Edward Sparks left a comment for Ralph Massaro
"Hi Ralph, My '76 D-28 has no truss rod and has held up great over the years.  I bought it used in '78 and have kept light gauge strings on it ever since.  My 1980 D-28-12 however was left to me by a friend who passed away...it…"
Nov 14, 2012
Ralph Massaro left a comment for Edward Sparks
"Thanks Edward.   Funny...I too have a cat named Gibson. The J185 sound is so new to me.  I purchased it because it's a short scale.  I read it was a great finger picking guitar.  I tried a Martin 00028....did not like the…"
Nov 14, 2012
Edward Sparks left a comment for Ralph Massaro
"Hi Ralph, Welcome to the Gibson group! We are looking forward to "talking" with you there and finding out about your Gibson!  I started the group and those are my two Gisbons in the avatar picture.  One is a J160E like the…"
Nov 14, 2012
Ralph Massaro joined Jeff Williams's group
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Members Acoustic Guitar Music

A place for starving artist or seasoned pro's Acoustic Guitar Music CD's & Mp3 downloadPlease use the following format:• give a brief description of you style.• My Website address is:• Direct link to Bio• Music available at the following liSee More
Oct 22, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Jim Handsfield's group Taylor Owners
"Yeah....finally aquired a mint Taylor 810. I've been checking out Taylor guitars for well over a year and never took the step and bought one.  A friend came across a new 2011 Taylor 810.  He was kind to take in a trade…"
Oct 21, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Rob Bourassa's group EDDIE LANG FANS
"I'm not related to him. I just share the same last name.   Sal's is father is from the same area of Italy where I was born and I have been told I  have similar features....I don't see it …"
Oct 20, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Rob Bourassa's group EDDIE LANG FANS
"ok...trivial question.  What was Eddie Lang'  real name.....hint   :)"
Oct 20, 2012
Ralph Massaro joined John Gundrum's group
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Lap Steel/Slide Guitar

A place to discuss lap steel/slide guitar and other incarnations of the instrument ala pedal steel guitar and non-pedal steel guitar. Feel free to discuss building, learning, playing, tunings, maintainance, of new and vintage instruments.See More
Oct 20, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Jason Gatewood's group Larrivee Lovers
"Agree on the satin finish. I like the way they sound and felel...more wood tone. Plus, the wood has to be higher grade for a satin finish....you can't hide imperfections or low grade grain."
Oct 7, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Jason Gatewood's group Larrivee Lovers
"Oh yeah.  I forgot to say, I upgraded all my Larrivee' with bone pins. Big improvement....more sustain.  I found the ebony too low...and the standard TusQ too flat.  Maybe it's just me.  I picked up my bone pins…"
Oct 7, 2012
Ralph Massaro commented on Jason Gatewood's group Larrivee Lovers
"Am I the only person in Larrivee land that feel the L03/05 series appear to be of equal material/sound quality as the L09/10 series..other than finish and a few parts. I own 4 Larrivee.  As much as I love my L09, I find my two L03R sound and…"
Oct 7, 2012

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?
10-20 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Larrivee LR03RV, L-09, D-10
Taylor 810
Martin D28, D42
What type of music do you like to play?
classic rock, folk
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 8:34pm on November 14, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

Hi Ralph,

My '76 D-28 has no truss rod and has held up great over the years.  I bought it used in '78 and have kept light gauge strings on it ever since.  My 1980 D-28-12 however was left to me by a friend who passed away...it too has a non adjustable truss rod and he had kept light gauge strings on it and tuned it to pitch!  This is okay with my Guild since it has two adjustable rods in it's neck, but the Martin suffered!  I am having the neck reset and refretted as I type this and then I will keep lights on it, but tuned down a whole step! I love my Martin D-28 but it never sees the road and gets used at home and for recording only!  My Gibson J100 extra is my number one stage guitar.  

At 4:03am on November 14, 2012, Edward Sparks said…

Hi Ralph, Welcome to the Gibson group! We are looking forward to "talking" with you there and finding out about your Gibson!  I started the group and those are my two Gisbons in the avatar picture.  One is a J160E like the Beatles played only better because mine, unlike the original, has a solid X braced top and a stacked humbucker. The other is a 1994 Centennial model J100 extra, which is like a J200 without all of the fancy inlay and a mahogany back and sides.  I have longed for a J1285 and so I look forward to hearing about it!  So, welcome!  Edward

Here is a picture of my "four" Gibsons...

This picture appeared in Vintage Guitar magazine.
Left to right: 2004 Gibson J160E, 1994 Centennial model J100Extra
1998 "Gibson" Mainecoon cat 20 lb., 1976 Gibson Les Paul Signature w/ Low Z pickups

 

 
 
 

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