"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 -…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"...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."
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!!
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.