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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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Robert Williamson left a comment for Ted Hechtman
"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…"
Jan 20
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I have a gauge in the room where I keep my guitars. Different woods seem to need different levels of humidity. Cedar, spruce and mahogany all seem to react differently so I strive for about 35 to 40 percent. Haven't had any damage."
Jan 19
Mike Ward commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"As of this last weekend, I am the proud owner of a 1977 G312 nt.  What a wonderful instrument!  I'd welcome suggestions regarding strings and how folks like to keep their guitars properly humidified at this time of year. Thanks! "
Jan 19
Mike Ward joined Ted Hechtman's group
Jan 19
Antonio Cotichini commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"You know... after reading your posts I went to check my F-1512 GAD 'cause I din't remember... and it has the double truss rod too! That means that Guild doesn't joke... neither overseas! Wonderful guitars indeed!"
Jan 19
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I have a D212. With the double truss rod. A Westerly."
Jan 19
Kurt Chandler commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I sold my Guild F5CE last year but still have my Guild JF-30-12. I love those double truss rod necks. After I bought a Gibson J-185EC Rosewood having 2 rosewood acoustic electric cutaway guitars seemed redundant. The Guild had real when soul finger…"
Jan 19
Ted Hechtman commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Congrats!!"
Jan 18
FloridaGull commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I MAY have just sold my Guild GAD 30R!   Original NGD thread here: http://www.acousticguitarcommunity.com/group/guildowners/forum/topi... I really liked the guitar - but, since I have so many of them ( ), I am allowing myself to get…"
Jan 18
Robert Williamson commented on Ted Hechtman's group Gretsch Acoustics
"Got a Gretsch Boxcar Resonator and a NewYorker Supreme Natural Mahogany Mandolin"
Jan 15
Robert Williamson joined Ted Hechtman's group
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Gretsch Acoustics

I figured after buying myself a new Jim Dandy I would remark about it on the Gretsch Page. What Gretsch Page? Now there is one!See More
Jan 15
Marlin Smith joined Ted Hechtman's group
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Guitar Collectors

Do you collect guitars? Do you have a collection? Would you like to collect guitars? Do you want to look at pictures of other people's collections? Well then this is the group to do it in!
Jan 14
Marlin Smith joined Ted Hechtman's group
Jan 14
John Buckle commented on Ted Hechtman's group EKO Guitars
"Finally got round to it.  I have fitted a JLD bridge doctor to my old EKO 12 string. The bridge and and top are now back to being flat. Easy to fit and well recommended . Hardest part was drilling out the Rivet on the EKO bridge to replace…"
Jan 9
Don Swain joined Ted Hechtman's group
Jan 7
michael schwartz commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"I should have added: Cedar top over Mahogany back and sides with rosewood bindings."
Dec 25, 2015

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 P-2
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.
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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 large.in 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 great.talk 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 lately.so 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 summer.now 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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