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Rev. Matt Fontana
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  • Johnstown, PA
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Rev. Matt Fontana commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Here is my 1999 Epiphone 12-string with a stereo input and an XLR (and I'm sure THEN Ibanez decided to do this): "
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana joined John Wilson's group
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12-String Guitar

A meeting place to discuss playing styles, favorite players, set-ups, and anything else about this wonderful instrument.
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
"Hey guys. The comment below shows my F-335 with a spruce top and meranti back and sides. The neck has a boat tail end."
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Acoustic Pickers's group Yamaha Guitars
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana joined Acoustic Pickers's group
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Yamaha Guitars

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Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Demetrio Arencibia's group Latin Guitar
"Hi I just joined and I need to choose a good classical guitar. Give me some brand names to consider and some to be careful of."
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana joined Demetrio Arencibia's group
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Latin Guitar

Guitarists interested in the diverse guitar music of Latin America including Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, Paraguay and Venezuela. All music styles: classical, son, bossa nova, tango, milonga, guarjira, mariachi,...
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana posted a status
"I'm here to find out about classical guitars. I realized that I need one"
Jul 13
Rev. Matt Fontana replied to barry's discussion AJ-45 in the group Epiphone Owners Group
"I would rather they bring back the Masterbuilt rosewood advanced jumbos. Those sounded great when I played them at Guitar Center."
Jun 12
Rev. Matt Fontana replied to Larry Shone's discussion What Fender do you play? in the group Fender the Forgotten Acoustics
"I have a pre-owned CD-110 which I play as a Drop D guitar (one of four acoustics in the house)."
Oct 22, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"Hey guys, did I post my latest guitar acquirement, a 1998 Epiphone 125th Anniversary 12 string advanced jumbo?"
Oct 22, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Now I have two Epiphone Advanced Jumbos-Elvin being a 12 string. "
Apr 21, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"Hey Ed, I'll do that as soon as I pick it up from layaway (very shortly from now)."
Feb 11, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Michael D Krampitz's group All Jumbo Guitar's
"My Epiphone AJ-100, Ed, will be joined in the near future by...an Epiphone 12-string Advanced Jumbo, Elvin. Whoever played the guitar prior to my eye-catching experience at Guitar Center in Monroeville, PA had it tuned down to Bb-Bb. It still…"
Feb 6, 2014
Rev. Matt Fontana commented on Edward Sparks's group Epiphone Owners Group
"I saw a fare find on Saturday at Guitar Center in Monroeville, PA: an Epiphone 12 string Advanced Jumbo with electronics and an XLR output. It was tuned down to Bb-Bb which gave me the inclination to use this as a baritone (believe me, you get…"
Feb 6, 2014
Mark replied to Rev. Matt Fontana's discussion Electronics in Alvarez Acoustic Electrics in the group Alvarez Guitars
"Well let me qualify this bay saying I am not a terribly skilled guitarist, Nor do I perform or gig.  But I do own a few Alvarez acoustic electric guitars.   I have two regent dreadanughts with the system 200T  preamp. …"
Apr 11, 2013

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Bass guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
A black Ovation Celebrity CC44 with electronics; an Alvarez Regent RD20U; Epiphone AJ-100 with an L.R. Baggs undersaddle installed after purchasing; a Fender CD-110 with electronics and a Dean Edge 6-string bass. The Cresent found a new home, guys; and the Jasmine NEX Medium Jumbo Cutaway has been donated to a local church.
What type of music do you like to play?
Contemporary Praise and Worship; Urban Gospel Praise (adapting contemp p&w songs and adapting guitar into gospel praise and worship); play gospel music/gospel praise on drums and keys/jazz organ/congas; contemp worship on guitar.
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Sometimes all ya gotta do is sliiiiiiiiiiiide!

Hey this is Rev. Matt. Okay all, at one time earlier we have struggled to figure out that one chord and then later on end up kicking ourselves in the butt when we realize...that's all it is! A prime example of this (which was also the same way I found out about this) was when I just happened to figure out to play a B-suspended chord and then slide down toward the headstock on the fretboard. Well anyway not only can i apply that to Open the Eyes of My Heart, I can also…

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Posted on May 26, 2010 at 5:07pm

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At 8:35am on June 22, 2012, Mike Duncan said…

I play at the First United Methodist Church in Decatur, AR.  We play mostly hymns and usually a couple of P & W songs.  I love the Lord and also my church.  I still play acoustic coffee house gigs and love it.  I'm probably one of the few people on here who actually LOVES roundback Ovations.  I own 3 as of today.  I've had a Custom Legend 2079 AX on order since Feb. 22.  These guitars are really in demand.  They are also super-nice.  They have the contour back that is made to fit your stomach.  They've taken out the round part and put in an indentation that makes it very comfortable to play. 

At 8:49pm on February 25, 2010, Joella Carr said…
Hi Matthew:
This website
http://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/features/shapes/
will give you ALL the shapes and Info on which model is which and what different sound is put out by each "shape" . My 615-ce is called the "guitar cannon" because the the sound booms out of it... because of its wood types and shape.. I have never played a more wonderful guitar than a Taylor. I looked at Gibson, Larivee .... many they have a Guitar Center. Ended up buying in a BEST BUY store with musical instruments. God lead me there... I was heading to Guitar center, and did not know BB had a music instrument shop. Got a good price and 18 months to pay it off too! I can't wait till Saturday and I get to provide the Joyful Noise for our Emmaus group. Peace and Grace. Jo.
 
 
 

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