"Does anyone have any experience with the Irig acoustic mic?Can I run this straight into the board with no direct box?Does it need a pre-amp?Can I switch instruments during a set using the same Irig mic?"
Well, all mandolins have an Italian origin, bandurrias came from Spain and, of course, Ukuleles are just... Portuguese cavaquinhos, taken to Hawaii by emigrants.
All those instruments have a common South Europe origin. As for banjos,…"
"All of my mandolins, octave mandolin, ukuleles, banjos and even my Filipino banduria have markers at the tenth fret, but my guitars, a Martin, a Gibson, a Gretsch and a Goya (made in Sweden) have 9th fret markers. Most guitars seem to have 9th…"
That guitar is an "old acquaintance", true?
I remember having commented before on another detail of that instrument (apparently it has bridge and tie piece in two separated parts). But this particular detail of the marker at the…"
"I posted this photo and essentially the same question in a Facebook group today. When I took a closer look at the guitar, I noticed that there is a position marker at the tenth, rather than the ninth fret. While this is normal for…"
"Maggie tried silk & steels on her pre-war O-18, but she found that they went dead very quickly, so she has returned to Martin XLs (the ones in the green pack) These are about as light as you can get in brass wound strings."
"When I play out, I take a steel-string and a nylon-string; some songs sound better played on steel, some on nylon. I have found that nylon-string guitars lend themselve nicely to blues songs, and of course many folk songs, in my opinion, sound…"
Whilst perusing the site came acros the "Old Folkies" and your site.
I'm one of those many 60's teenagers - I beleve a group called The Beatles had "some impact" on the music scene then!!??. I, personally had a preference for a group called The Shadows (British Group). Take a listen to their renditions of Five Hundred Miles, A Little Bitty Tear, Let it be me, San Francisco etc. However, I had heard of and listened to various other artists also, namely The Sprigfields - Island of Dreams etc., The Seekers - The Carnival is Over etc., Donovan - Colours etc. Bob Dylan - The Times They are a Changing etc., Simon and Garfunkel - I am a rock etc. and so on.
Took up "learning the guitar" late sixties. Still "working at it".
The last time I asked a dealer this question, I was told that the backpacker and the LX models (HPL and matte finished spruce tops) were made in Mexico. These all have labels saying so.
I also heard a rumor that all CFM's with "Stratabond" necks were made in Mexico. These are the laminated wood necks like those used on the LX models. However, during my last trip to the CFM factory I witnessed many stratabond necks in the production line. I beleive the new D-1 is made in Nazareth and does have a Stratabond neck.
I believe none of the CFM guitars using glossy finished wood tops are made in Mexico.
So.....if you have a stratabond neck and a matte finished spruce top or HPL top....it's probably Mexican. However, I believe they also all indicate "Made in Mexico" accordingly.
CFMartin IV indicated at the last Owner's Group meeting, that they have not perfected the fine wood finishing at the Mexican factory "yet". They are probably working on it.