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So what fun/obscure or just silly songs are you playing these daze?here's a few that come to my mind:Lyle Lovett: Song about Sonya, Creeps like meLeo Kotke: Pamela BrownSteve Goodman: Door #3, You're…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Captain Simian Oct 5, 2012.

 

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michael schwartz replied to Jud Hair's discussion Just for fun!! ... Finish this song title/lyric with the first thing that comes to mind. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"hey hey, mama rock me!!"
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michael schwartz replied to Jud Hair's discussion Just for fun!! ... Finish this song title/lyric with the first thing that comes to mind. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"mama like a wagon wheel..."
6 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I need to show the Einstein foto to my Wife...I think she "gets it"....NOT  @Dave...I'm with you on the "aged" tones!!! "
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michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"what i wouldn't give for 51 degrees...its  83 with a dew point of 69!! YUUUCK. Thank goodness for AC or none of my guitars would be happy or tuned.  I too watched a Friend die of ALS some years ago. His name was Phil Simmons(a…"
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michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"thought I'd share this about a Paul Simon Martin being…"
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michael schwartz commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"Thanx, Ted.and thanx for that GREAT many guitar poem!!!!! I still intend on framing it."
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michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"more fotos added to my page..."
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michael schwartz commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"uploaded on my page now.."
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2004&1969

"aside from showing the aged finish, this is a good example of a 14 fret D size and a 12 fret slope shoulder D"
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michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
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michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"trying to add more to my page, but its a slow going.It'll show it next to a newer one for contrast."
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michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
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michael schwartz commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guitar Collectors
"congrats, Ted!! Have FUN!! fotos are a slow upload, but coming...."
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michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"new addition came yesterday...1969 D12-20. it sounds even better than it looks!! I'm a happy(lucky) Guy"
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michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"new addition came yesterday...1969 D12-20. it sounds even better than it looks!!"
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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
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Yamaha 12 string ...1968 FG230
Seagull S6 Folk
Seagull Coastline S12
Seagull Maritime 12 Gloss
Martin D12-20 (1969)
Martin D12-2832 (1984)
Martin D12-1932(1992)
Martin HD12-35SJC(2002)
Martin D12-28(2004)
Martin J12-15(2005)
Martin J12-16RGT(custom)2001
Martin J12-40(1994)
Martin J12-65(1995)
Vintage Paul Brett Signature 8000PB-12 2013
parlor guitar 1858
What is your website address?
http://2SDesigns.com
What type of music do you like to play?
easy/folk/light rock stuff
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I don't regularly read Acoustic Guitar

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At 3:30am on September 6, 2013, Rory Maloney said…

Hi Michael.Thanks for inviting me to be your friend.l bought a dcpa5, so l can plug in and play live.lf your thinking of buying a guitar, don, t try in London, l really battled to even find a decent music store.You can buy on amerzon, but with no trail and l like to test them first.Nice collection of guitars you have there.

At 9:46am on May 15, 2013, FloridaGull said…

I don't think any guitar ever "needs" to leave - unless it attacks one of your other guitars, like Jud's Harmony did to his 1st Martin... ;-)

At 8:46am on May 15, 2013, FloridaGull said…

Is this it?

455CE 12 String

At 8:43am on May 15, 2013, FloridaGull said…

You may have to sell the S12 - and, take an updated picture...

I still think a Craviola would sit nicely on the wall directly above the mantle...and look interesting... ;-)

Sideways, I think...

At 2:51pm on April 29, 2013, Phil Manuel said…

Oops, meant to leave this link to the Mass St. Music Acoustic Pickup Test Drive... this is the type of demo that I did in person, and wouldn't it be nice, if all Music shops did something like it?

At 2:49pm on April 29, 2013, Phil Manuel said…

Hi, Michael! I decided on the K&K after trying one out at Mass St. Music.  They had a guitar fitted with 3 different pickups, and I felt for this little GA parlor style guitar, it was the best sounding and best of all - lowest cost.  Now, I'm still stressing over what to do about my Martin HD-28, and Gibson J-200, but for now - I'm using an older Dean Markley ProMag soundhole pickup, which works surprisingly well.  I can easily switch the ProMag ibetween the Martin and J-200, but the little GA soundhole is only 3 1/4 inch, so it wouldn't fit.  I'm looking forward to getting the GA back, also, having a setup done on it, so it should be in great shape.  It's over 10 years old, and had some relief in the neck, so it was time.  Anyway, keep in touch!  Still trying to get the Pine Tar Bats off the ground - doing videos got harder, since my laptop died.

At 1:04pm on February 4, 2013, MichiganGull said…

Michael:

It is in the section about the Martin Shenandoah discussion I started. But, if it's not there:

It said:

"You and Michael Schwartz - I think you guys only have the 6 strings so you can say you have one...or for the lowly 6 string pickers who might come to your home and want to play along...;-)

I love 12 strings, too - hence my desire for a cedar-topped one with electronics...

Hmm- maybe a local trade at Schumacher - I think they have a S12 with Q1 that's been "hanging out" awhile - don't think they even know what a "Natural Element" is...:-)

And I only have one Craviola.....so far....;-) "

FG and I have been in contact, back and forth for a while. He was very helpful in my research when I got my Giannini Craviola 12 string (bought and sold). He offered to trade his Seagull Performer for my S12/Q1. When I told him I really prefer the 12 Strings, that is what prompted the above comment. All in good fun.....

Keep in touch,

Dave

At 12:50pm on February 4, 2013, FloridaGull said…
At 12:30pm on February 4, 2013, MichiganGull said…

Hi Michael:

Looks like you and I are true 12 string collectors. Check the comment from Florida Gull about us.....Yes, you will have 1st shot at it!! anybody as passionate as you (and I) are about 12 strings deserves the 1st shot. I really have no idea what the value of this guitar is. It appears there were only 12 ever made.

All the best,

Dave

At 1:23pm on January 28, 2013, Edward Sparks said…

my suggestion is the Fishman Matrix Infinity...it is a great pickup and comes in two nut widths. 

Although my Guild 6 and 12 both have factory installed Fishman Matrix pickups with the old discontinued AGP2 preamps, my two Gibson 6 strings have the Infinity model. The Infinity model has a mini volume and tone control unit that is sound hole mounted so it's always handy and yet you can hardly see it. But the best thing about the Infinity is the tone control...it doesn't cut highs or lows, it actually dips or flatens the midrange, which is what makes the acoustic sound acoustic via a pickup! 

Also, it has an internal LED light that glows when the battery is getting low...the inside of your guitar will light up red when it's time to change the battery!    I swear by them!

Here is a review by Acoustic Guitar Magazine with a demo video! Check it out!

http://www.acguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=22758

 
 
 

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