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Ted Hechtman
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  • Westbury, NY
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Guitar Player's Injuries
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Hechtman May 22, 2009.

Yamaha Bamboo Guitar FG B1
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Shaun Miller commented on Ted Hechtman's group Framus Guitar
"Hey all! So in the last four months I finally set aside some time to start learning to play guitar. Something I've wanted to do for a long time now. I even bought a Larrivee D-03 in 1998 that's lived a lonely life in a case ever since...…"
Jul 17
Shaun Miller joined Ted Hechtman's group

Framus Guitar

A site for owners of Framus Guitars.
Jul 17
Jim Yates commented on Ted Hechtman's group Hofner Guitars
"My son Darcy's bass arsenal, including 2 Hofners."
Jun 20
David Taylor joined Ted Hechtman's group

Goya and Levin Guitar Owners

A group for those of us who own and appreciate or don't own and just appreciate Goya and Levin Guitars made in Goteborg Sweden for over 70 years!
Jun 10
Bob Furia joined Ted Hechtman's group
May 26
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I bougth a Guild GAD 1512 from a friend who, after just a year, sold it. I'm working on the bridge to scallop the wings (the original shape is too thick) to make it more similar to the one on my Bluegrass Special D50 (much more elegant!). I did…"
May 22
Ted Hechtman replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Dick Rosmini was the first 12 string player I heard. That was back in...say...1965 I think."
May 14
Alan Sturgess commented on Ted Hechtman's group Crafter Owners
"Some time ago, I found a Crafter MD50 12/N 12 string guitar in a small music shop in Skipton. On the spur of the moment I bought it and have been amazed at its quality and sound for such a reasonable price. Here's a photo onto which I've…"
May 14
Alan Sturgess joined Ted Hechtman's group

Crafter Owners

A group for owners of a guitar that, to my ear, is one hell of a fine instrument and way underrepresented in the United States. You got one? Tell us about it!!!
May 14
Robert Alan Kershaw commented on Ted Hechtman's group EKO Guitars
"John, In my youth I played many EKO guitars although I never owned one back then. This website may be of interest:  My wife and I were in Perugia, Italy for the month of May 2013 and the weather was awful. So that…"
May 3
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May 3
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group EKO Guitars
"My first Dreadnought was an Eko Eldorado, and I live near Recanati where they were made. I've been in the old factory many times before the bankruptcy and the closure. Now they're again on the business but don't produce here in…"
May 2
Magnus Hultin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Sorry for the typo, should have been "friend of mine"... "
Apr 19
Magnus Hultin commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Haven´t tried it personally but it worked for a luthier friend of min in Switzerland:"
Apr 19
Jacob Ullberger commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Thanks, Mike!  I'm sorry -I didn't realize the program was area restricted. What a shame!  - Jacob"
Apr 17
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Got an email about a programme on Swedish TV from Jacob Ullberger. Tried the link but it says 'Programmet kan bara ses om du är i Sverige' which I think means that it is restricted to Sweden only. Shame, they obviously…"
Apr 17

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, Archtop guitar, Resonator guitar, Travel guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Guild D-212 12 String (1971)
Guild 2001 DCE-1(2001)
Goya N-21 (1965)
Home Made 4 String Ikeatar
Goya TS-4 12 String
Goya TS-14
Framus Gaucho
Silvertone (made in Italy by Eko)
Madiera A-9 (by Guild)
Greco (by Goya) GR-4
Squier SP-1
Squier Stratacoustic
Global 1964 cheapo
Egmond Dread
EKO Fiesta
Airline (by Montgomery Ward)
Crafter (not sure of model..will update)
Landola (imported by Peavey in 1996?)
1965 (?) South African Bellini (Gallotone??)
Norwood with an adjustable neck
Carlo Robelli Resonator
Framus parlor
What type of music do you like to play?
My own. Mostly.
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

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At 3:02pm on June 10, 2014, Michael D Krampitz said…

I'm doing good thanks felling better cancer gone using my mask at night for sleep apnea.I never could get used to it ,soI ended up geting a concussion,went to hospital they said I had a miner heart attack from CO2 in my blood.not enough blood.well I use it every night now and I feel like my brain has been rebooted.Bought a Guild Jumbo I just neeed to take some pictures and figure how to get them on my PC.I need to dowhload kadak picture software.Take care I,ll get that guitar online soon. KOP

At 12:36am on April 23, 2014, Michael D Krampitz said…

Hi Ted 2013 was a hard year for me cancer came back,went for treatments so far it's looking good I need to have part of  my prostate cut ,it's to Nov.I had a heart attack ,very mild one.I have sleep apnea and I could never get used to sleeping with a mask on.Now however I wear it every night,Feeling alot better and looking forward to writeing some music.Bought some new guitars got rid of some I just got a jumbo Guild F150RCE it is to you soon 

At 10:49am on September 3, 2013, FloridaGull said…

20 minutes left on that Egmond... go Ted! ;-)

At 1:37pm on June 6, 2012, FloridaGull said…

If you have too many anyway, what's one more? ;-)

At 10:33pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D Krampitz said…
Ted did you ever get anyone to help you write that song with you,If not or you want to see what someone else can do let me take a crack at it.send me the words.I have skype and a nice webcam but I need to remove some music and pictures and othe junk.The webcam has been runnig slowly I will clean that up and we can comunicate by that way or by phone
At 10:03pm on September 16, 2011, Michael D Krampitz said…
Hi Ted Iv'e been away for a while,doing some small gigs,along the northeast oceanside.It was very great for my mind and soul I was well recieved everyplace I played with many booked for next to get some fall and winter gigs, I would like to put together a small 3pcs acoustic band.
At 8:58am on July 2, 2011, Chris Langton said…

Hi Ted


Well it only took me 7 months, but I have now posted photos of my guitars and I intend to be  more active!

At 6:33am on May 26, 2011, Michael D Krampitz said…
Depending on the year,if it has a little age and sounds it's a keeper.They stopped making that neck and headstock for a while and just now are starting to bring them back.
At 5:04pm on May 12, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
Sure you can put the pictures in your Blog...I'd be honored!  Edward
At 12:52pm on May 12, 2011, Edward Sparks said…

Hey Ted,

Two of my own handmade guitars made it on the Premiere website!  But also, the guitar after mine is a Givson!!!  Edward

Mine is picture number 8 and the Givson is number 9...check it out!!!




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