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Started Dec 3, 2010

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Started Nov 8, 2009

 

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Ship of fools replied to Drew Rogers's discussion Good/bad years for a Martin OM-28v
"Not sure anyone can answer your question with any honesty what may sound great to me may not to you, ie example I will give you is some folks love Taylors and others can't stand the sound, nobody is right or wrong and there are no such thing as…"
May 31
Ship of fools replied to DeMinimis's discussion Hello and Question (Strumming Pattern Cowgirl in the Sand)
"You might try practicing with the video slowed down or use a metronome to get your timing right. ship"
Feb 2
Ship of fools replied to Dan Melnyk's discussion Percussive acoustic guitar
"Dan it was okay for a first time recording try using a metrome and give these to a listen and it might help. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENBX_v1Po1Y ship "
Jan 4
Ship of fools replied to Rick's discussion What kind of guitar is this one?
"Its a Gibson maybe a J-200. ship"
Dec 18, 2013
Ship of fools replied to Scott William Lay's discussion Harmony Rocket vs 65 Framus Sorella
"There is no way to tell as I haven't seen one for sale in a while, could be anywhere from $100- say to a high of $500 maybe if someone is looking for a archtop and also if they like the looks as there are 5 different…"
Sep 29, 2013
Ship of fools replied to AJ Ouellette's discussion Has anyone ever gone to Berklee College of Music?
"I have not used them for myself nor my past students but I can tell you that up here in Vancouver BC Canada, Sarah McLaughlin had started a Music program { http://www.sarahschoolofmusic.com/our-story/ } for kids and they have recently…"
Aug 21, 2013
Ship of fools replied to Mick Colman's discussion Playing along in tuition group or to CD
"I wouldn't recommend quitting yet, sounds more like you might have a case of student fright instead of not being able to play along with the CD. What I might suggest is to break it down and try playing sections instead of the whole thing and…"
Aug 21, 2013
Ship of fools replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion bridge pins
"Nice I think the D-27S is a great jumbo slope shoulder, they should have kept making that one.ship"
Aug 13, 2013

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Music teacher, Guitar student, Gigging and/or professional 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, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Washburns,Kronbauer
What type of music do you like to play?
Rock,Blues,Folk,Country,Jazz
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
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At 8:26am on June 28, 2013, Rory Maloney said…

Thanks for the reply.Looks like a early Christmas present for myself then.It, s a shame though, as that guitar's seen a war and been with me longer than my wife.

At 4:19pm on December 27, 2012, thomas zawila said…

Hi Ship,

I have been working on guitars for the past 6 years part time with my friend David of JohnDavidScott guitars, on Annicis Island.  Unforturnatly, the shop has had to close down for relocation to burnaby in the past month.  I am setting up my own shop slowly at my house and have specialized in milling my timbers grown locally as I get time to do so.  I have very unique woods that David and I have been using for the past number of years with great success.  Thanks for contacting me.

At 11:17am on September 18, 2012, Acoustic Guitar said…

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At 8:04am on June 12, 2009, mdd said…
Yup, still around- just really busy lately! I did go to this year's June Georgia Strait camp. In fact, I was on the faculty- I taught Fingerstyle Guitar accompaniment, and Party Guitar. As you know, the weather was great and everyone seemed to have a fun time. I should have more on-line time soon, and I think I'll even advertise the next camp in November through the community here at Acoustic Guitar. Take care, Dave
At 4:05pm on April 27, 2009, bruce wilson said…
Hi Ship,

Thanks again for the advice regarding the Gibson B-25. The seller really didn’t want to sell, wanted some attention more than anything. That little guitar was a real looker, but too small for me anyway so it all worked out. Well, since Feb, I have been on kind of a buying spree, I was hot to get the expensive Taylor, if you remember, but I was whining about the action on these guitars...I still don’t understand why they come so high-strung. I’m glad I laid off of the Taylor, though, I’ve played a few friend’s expensive Taylor’s since and I’m convinced that other than the occasional great trebly ring (and that is not consistent, as you stated) , they are for the most part pretty ordinary guitars, and they just don’t feel....right to me. Feels like a big expensive potato chip, and the humidity issues just seem too troublesome.

Since then I’ve picked up a ‘65 Gibson C&W, for $1200.00, another Vox C&W in great shape with original case for $350.00, and just got a new Blueridge BR 70, which, I must confess, was just so damned flashy looking I couldn’t resist. It’s a great guitar, I like everything about it, even if it looks like a hooker guitar, and I’m glad I got one. It’s loud as hell, for one thing. The Gibson is a fine instrument, very playable, sounds great in a distinctive slightly sweet, tinny way. It has a couple of probably alcoholic beverage-related, pick digs at the lower outside edge of that huge pickguard which makes me wonder how a previous owner could flail away that violently and regularly and get any kind of decent sound from it. The Vox, of course, is the dump-truck version of the Gibson. On recordings, the Vox especially sounds good.

Feeling pretty happy with the collection now. The Vox is the one I play the most, it’s just got a unique, rich sound and I like the weight of it around my neck for some reason. It really does play like an electric, there’s no limitations on it being an acoustic, as is the case with most hollow bodies, even strung with heavier strings.

Best to you and thanks for all your comments. Hope you’re enjoying your music.

Bruce Wilson
At 9:25am on March 20, 2009, T Pender said…
Thank you again for your feedback-it helps for me to bounce things off others who are more knowledgeable so I appreciate it. I'm embarrassed to admit I don't know the Robert Plant song-which is funny because I like him and downloaded several songs he did with Alison Krauss earlier this week-I like their treatment of a couple of old Everly Brothers songs. I will give "Ship of Fools" a listen.
At 1:16pm on February 23, 2009, bruce wilson said…
Hi Ship, Thanks for your info regarding the vox acoustic. Mine definitely has mahogany rather than maple sides and back. Ever played one?

Bruce
At 10:53pm on February 11, 2009, mdd said…
Great if you could attend the Spring GSGW. This one is a jam session; no formal lessons as such but some folks put on impromptu workshops. Otherwise we just have a great jam party, with excellent food and company. I just registered myself a couple days ago. mdd
At 9:19am on December 30, 2008, mdd said…
Thought I might add you as a friend in the community, as our musical interests seem somewhat similar. I recently picked up a Godin 5th Avenue archtop, primarily for swing jazz (but it's great for open position strumming as well). i wonder if you've evr attended the Georgia Strait Guitar Workshops here in White Rock?
 
 
 

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