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  • Wentworth, NH
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  • michael schwartz
  • steven picheta
  • tim mc nulty
  • Doc Fleetwood
  • Charlie Bolt
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa
  • Edward Sparks
 

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Robert left a comment for michael schwartz
"I know what you mean about too little time.  No Border Collies, but a Lab-Shepherd cross who's just a year old.  Plus, I take care of my grandson 2 days a week.  And we're trying to get my Dad moved into a new place -…"
23 hours ago
michael schwartz left a comment for Robert
"I'm FINALLY getting time to play it for a while...btwn work, Wife and 3 Border Collies, not too many "dull" moments around here. it must be wonderful to have a Wife who is also a musical partner. My Wife loves my playing, but…"
yesterday
Robert left a comment for michael schwartz
"Always good to make a new friend.  My daydream now is to find a '68 D-35 to go with the 12 - a matched pair.   Saw one in a music shop in Lebanon, NH a couple years ago but couldn't swing the $. Have seen several on Reverb.com…"
yesterday
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"A bit beat up - when I bought it from a little hole-in-the-wall music store in Lenox, MA there was a gouge in the lower part of the sound hole, probably from having a pickup installed, and a set of gouges in the back (big Texas belt buckle?), one of…"
yesterday
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Michael - good on you.  Been playing the same instrument since '71 when I picked it up 2nd hand for $300 (and what do they cost now?).  Still my favorite."
yesterday
Robert commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"Oh, yeah.  And 2 weeks ago, our postlude was an evangelical blues take-off on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town', except it isn't SC who's coming.  If we can eke out some practice time, the 3 of us are going to try to do…"
Dec 14
Robert commented on Matthew John Leptich's group Worship Leaders
"This is turning into an acoustic guitar Christmas at our church as our keyboardist (with whom my wife and I alternate Sundays) is a paramedic and is pulling 24-hour shifts with the ambulance as a holiday gift to her co-workers so they can have…"
Dec 14
Robert replied to Elton Bloye's discussion Bright or Mellow? in the group Worship Leaders
"My Taylor 6 is a smaller body instrument and 'brighter' in tone than my Martin D12-35.  I tend to use phosphor bronze on the Taylor and 80/20s on the Martin. Nothing wrong with a Tele or LP - have you checked out the Epi Ultra…"
Sep 4
Robert replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion How do you choose the songs you will do for your service? in the group Worship Leaders
"It depends... Ours is a small church and the worship team basically consists of my wife and me - occasionally a 3rd and we're working to bring on board a guy who just started attending within the last year and, as it turns out, plays a mean…"
Aug 23
Robert replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion How did you become involved in your worship role and/or how long have you been doing it? in the group Worship Leaders
"For me, it goes WAY back.  I was led to the Lord over a guitar back in 1966 at the age of 13.  I played in church on and off over the next few years.  In 1968, I was invited to become part of a southern gospel quartet and spent the…"
Jul 29
Robert replied to Elton Bloye's discussion If you had one acoustic guitar to use for worship.... in the group Worship Leaders
"Being afflicted with a mild case of GAS, I'd still have to fall back on my tried and true Martin D12-35.  Especially if I were leading solo.  The sound is so full and it plays so well.... Playing in a worship team, however, I might…"
Jul 17
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Answering my own question -- according to UberProAudio.com, it's a Takamine EF381C.  The tone was low and droning, maybe an open D tuning?"
Apr 21, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I happened to catch a broadcast of Springsteen and E Street in concert in NYC on Palladia yesterday.  The 12 that the Boss played - was that a Takamine?  And what open tuning was he using?"
Apr 21, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"ValleyGirl - there's nothing quite like a classic Rick solid body... Edward, that Falcon is an absolute beauty!"
Mar 30, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"...I like the upgrade to Filter-tron pickups.  A shame it doesn't have the center block of some of the newer models, tho.  My 6 doesn't either and, while I love the overall tone, it has very little sustain."
Mar 29, 2013
Robert commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Wouldn't mind having an electric 12.  The Gretsch below would nicely complement my Electromatic."
Mar 29, 2013

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?
More than 30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Nylon-string guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Martin D-12-35; Dean classical; Yamaha (model?); Gretsch Electromatic and Peavey Studio Pro; Peavey Rage 158;
What type of music do you like to play?
CCM, worship, blues, classic rock
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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At 12:33pm on December 21, 2014, michael schwartz said…

I'm FINALLY getting time to play it for a while...btwn work, Wife and 3 Border Collies, not too many "dull" moments around here. it must be wonderful to have a Wife who is also a musical partner. My Wife loves my playing, but doesn't do so herself. She's a saint tho!!

At 5:02pm on December 28, 2009, tim mc nulty said…
Hi Robert thanks for the comment its nice to see the love afair is still alive.
At 7:29pm on February 25, 2009, Charlie Bolt said…
Hi Robert,

Welcome to the 12-String group. I see that Phil Keaggy and Bob Bennett are a couple of your favorite artists...mine too. Keaggy is probably my all time favorite, but I can't play his stuff, so I try to play (mostly unsuccessfully!) songs by SC Chapman, Pat Terry Group, Jim Cole, Bruce Carroll, etc. I play a Guild 12 string, also have Yamaha and Guild and 6 strings.

Charlie
 
 
 

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