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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

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Ron Khoo left a comment for michael schwartz
"No, my D16 is the gloss top with satin back hog.  Age toner is used with the expensive Martin and the D16 is not one of the special Martins.  It is now in the shop for a setup.  It was high when I got it several years ago and finally…"
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michael schwartz left a comment for Ron Khoo
"GREAT choices on your martins! Does your D16 have the aged toner top? Wish mine did! I have a D12-16RGTC that is #166 of 200 that has satin rosewood back and sides with a couple of other tweaks that was commissioned by Guitar Center in 2001.…"
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Ron Khoo left a comment for michael schwartz
"It is a 2011 or 2012 D35 that I changed strings. I will also change strings on my D16,"
Tuesday
michael schwartz left a comment for Ron Khoo
"Heyya Ron...what years are your Martins?"
Tuesday
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"all I have to say about commercial food is:  HOT Sauce!! As you can tell, I don't eat out too much..."
Sep 12
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Don't jinx the weather!! My Wife is heading home from Bozeman ( she did stop at Music Villa) where they were getting snow!! We might not hit 60 over by Chicago...I prefer to think of it as "Nature's Air Conditioning"."
Sep 11
Dave Fengler left a comment for michael schwartz
"Thanks.   Actually I've been playing for 30 years on and off, mostly off.  I picked it up again about 3 years ago.  I wish I could play the stuff I could back then, lots of old Rush, arpeggiated or rhythm only, no leads.…"
Sep 2
michael schwartz left a comment for Dave Fengler
"WHOA!!! for a Guy who has played under 5 years, have one helluva collection going on!! All the Best to your Wife, Michael"
Sep 2
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Heyya Phil...CONGRATS...I hope you have many hours and years of fun with it!!!"
Sep 2
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"VERY cool, Phil. Let us know how it goes. I'd say the 12 string is a GREAT addition for you. "
Sep 1
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Dave: I'm sure we all send healing thoughts to your Wife and Family!! "
Sep 1
michael schwartz replied to Michael S. Jackson's discussion Richlite vs Ebony in the group Martin Owners
"whattta Pal..."
Aug 30
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"DRATS, I say!!"
Aug 30
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"FG....thanx for NOT  calling me out on this one!!! ha  talkin' about the inverse relation btwn talent and quantity of guitars"
Aug 28
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud...new angle...buy the guitar and promise to sell the other equipment ASAP...if you don't try, you won't know. "better to ask for forgiveness than permission"??"
Aug 28
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Jud...you KNOW I'd say "go for it" Phil...have FUN and let us know how it goes forya FG...I like the way you think this thru"
Aug 28

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
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 8:47am on September 17, 2014, Ron Khoo said…

No, my D16 is the gloss top with satin back hog.  Age toner is used with the expensive Martin and the D16 is not one of the special Martins.  It is now in the shop for a setup.  It was high when I got it several years ago and finally got to get the nut lowered a bit.

At 3:01pm on September 16, 2014, Ron Khoo said…

It is a 2011 or 2012 D35 that I changed strings. I will also change strings on my D16,

At 12:45pm on September 2, 2014, Dave Fengler said…

Thanks.  

Actually I've been playing for 30 years on and off, mostly off.  I picked it up again about 3 years ago.  I wish I could play the stuff I could back then, lots of old Rush, arpeggiated or rhythm only, no leads.  That stuff can be hard.  on't have the time or patience now.

Most of my guitars are rescues, didn't pay much for most of them.  A lot of odd and unique stuff.  Don't have the money for the good stuff.  I'm lucky to have to Seagull Maritime's and a couple of old Yamaha's.

The only thing I haven't been able to find is talent!  And my memory sucks.  The right hand knows how to form or learn many chords but the mind doesn't know/remember what to do with it.

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

 
 
 

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