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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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Started this discussion. Last reply by Charles C. Slone Apr 10, 2015.


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Stephen Leigh commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Just five days left before this board shuts down forever. Come join us at Acoustic Guitar Cabin to keep the conversation alive: Hope to see you there!"
Stephen Leigh commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Fort those who might not be aware:  this board (and all the acoustic guitar groups) are being shut down on the 30th.  FloridaGull along with several people in the Seagull group have started a new board, Acoustic Guitar Cabin, where we can…"
Jun 18
Ted Hechtman commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"I remember that after my wife died (pregnant) in a car crash in 1973 (which I somehow survived) I couldn't write a damn thing that didn't have something to do with her. My songwriting pulled off the road and decided just to stay in one…"
Jun 15
Robert Williamson commented on Ted Hechtman's group Gretsch Acoustics
"AGC be ceasing its operations on June 30, 2016. Join the New AGC at";"
Jun 15
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Don't know about total numbers, looking at the groups there would seem to be several thousand members, even allowing for the fact that some will be members of more than one group. Even if it is a couple of thousand members that is in marketing…"
Jun 10
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Jun 10
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I know. This has been fun. Objectively I can see the point. I'm guessing that the total membership is relatively small. Subjectively...I will miss the website. "
Jun 10
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"I have just sent a stiff email to their 'Community Support Team' (on the Main page) suggesting they keep the site open. Perhaps you would all like to do the same. Facebook and Twitter can not do what this website does. Their Facebook page…"
Jun 10
John Buckle commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"Hi just seen the news about this site closing. Such a shame. I haven't started on the Levin saddle project yet but many hanks to all for the helpful advice. Is anyone going to set up a facebook group?"
Jun 10
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Jun 7
Mike Raeburn commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"The original bridge pin screws were moulded, the lines you see down the side are where the two halves of the mould came together. It would be fairly simple to make a mould from three pieces of steel. I suppose it would also not be too difficult to…"
Jun 5
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
"This link will take you to the Goyas currently up for bids on eBay. There are two N-21s and an N-22. A bunch of Goya Martins."
Jun 3
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Goya and Levin Guitar Owners
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May 20
Mike Ward commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"it's worth at least $800, based on everything I've seen. "
May 16

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 3:49am on January 20, 2016, Robert Williamson said…

30-40% is TOO dry. 44-55% is better. Ah don't rely on drugstore humidstats, get one you can calibrate. I have 4 in my guitar room, becasue humidity varies with location.

Eg 54% at lower bout level, 44% at headstock level (guitars on wall hangers)

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

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