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Randy Wilson
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  • La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Nayarit
  • Mexico
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Sticky Neck in Tropical Climate

Started Jan 17, 2012


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Randy Wilson replied to Lowell James Hicks's discussion Best action acoustic?
"Check out a Martin D-28P.  Same as a D-28 except with a slimmer profile neck that's designed to play faster and more comfortably.  I hadn't heard of it until looking through a new Sweetwater catalog that came in the mail last…"
Sep 24, 2012
Randy Wilson posted a discussion

Sticky Neck in Tropical Climate

"Oh, woe is me" said the fly to the spider . . . .Anybody have any thoughts or experience with using mineral oil on a neck (the back, strings and fingerboard)? I moved from Alaska (where I battled dry conditions) to a fairly tropical area on the Pacific coast of Mexico (near Puerto Vallarta).  The tropical climate (generally 60-85% humidity) presents a challenge for maintaining the instruments (Martin guitar, Lewis mandolin & a couple 110-year old fiddles), but my question now is more to…See More
Jan 17, 2012
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Jan 17, 2012
Randy Wilson replied to Jim Choe's discussion In the case or on a stand?
"How long have humidifiers and the like been on the market? And how many quality instruments were played for years before then and are still in good condition?"
Sep 9, 2009

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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?
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, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin 00-18, Telecaster, Michael Lewis F-5 mandolin, a couple old fiddles, dog house bass
What type of music do you like to play?
swing, bluegrass, folk, jazz, blues, gypsy, celtic, classic,
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At 9:04am on January 25, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Okay, just went to the Michael Lewis site and now I remember him...I only ever saw his Archtops...didn't know aobut the mandos! Love the reinhart one and the octave...I have plans drawn up for an octave one and hope to get round to building it sometime soon. Edward
At 8:51am on January 25, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
I ahve never heard of an Muchael Lewis mando, I will have to look that up! I have two mandos, well one mando and one Banjolin, which is kind of a hybrid baby banjo body with a mandolin neck. There are pics/descriptions on my site.

The website address is:
If you get a chance to visit please feel freeto leave me a message in the Guestbook! Thanks, Edward
The mando and banjolin pages are here:

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