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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 commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I see no mention of tofu...we Vegans do Thanksgiving too!!! Enjoy the day,Everyone as we've SO much to be thankful for. I'm glad we all have connected!!"
18 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
""Guitar is hard..." Lyle Lovett"
Tuesday
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Alan...saw the movie.but not the play. You're right!! I don't know that I've as many as you ,but, my folks "made" me see most things that came around 60's to early 70's."
Nov 20
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"on that note...(OK) every pun intended...while in NYC last week, we saw Sting's "The Last Ship". I was underwhelmed by the entire production. The best part was that I can now say I took my Wife to a Broadway play...shoulda seen Kinky…"
Nov 20
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Martin Masterpeices

signed by Dick Boak and C.F. Martin IV...now if I could just get Judy....
Nov 19
michael schwartz replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Speaking of autographed books, I just got my Martin Masterpieces(which I bought from Amazon), back after it was signed by both Dick Boak and CFMartin IV !!! They weren't in the day we went to the factory, and the folks there volunteered to have…"
Nov 19
michael schwartz commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"CONGRATS!!!"
Nov 17
michael schwartz commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"Wonderful evening seeing Judy Collins! Her voice was impeccable, and she hit every note. I just wasn't thrilled with her choice of songs and I guess at 75 a full hour of singing and playing is enough."
Nov 17
michael schwartz replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"getting better with age...with a b'day approaching, I'd like to believe that. and yes, I AM vintage, and glad of it!!  "Grow old, but not up". I was told besides guitars,  birthdays are the best collection to have!!"
Nov 14
michael schwartz replied to Greg Ballantyne's discussion Vintage Guitars and Vintage Players in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My 1968 Yamaha FG230 now hangs on a wall. The neck isn't great(fine up til the 4th fret), but I won't part with it. It still has beautiful tone for the few times a year it comes into my hands. Sadly, it isn't the easiest 12 string to…"
Nov 14
michael schwartz commented on Steve Widmeyer's group Old Folkies
"Can't wait to see Judy Collins tomorrow..6th row seats, and completely psyched to see such along time favorite. LOVE that guitar of hers!!"
Nov 14
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"Hi All...back from 2 whirlwind "daze"!! We did visit the Met, and I must say I was enthralled with the instruments and the history they showed. We(Wife and I) rented a car yesterday and drove to Nazareth in less than 2 hours for the Behind…"
Nov 13
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"@Jim...please say the case was empty at the time!! "
Nov 4
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Survivors of the 60's

We played in and through the 60's - and survived continuing to pick, strum and compose our way through life.
Nov 4
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"isn't the other one in the CSN display? they'll be a highlight for us a week from tomorrow!! I know its kind of "hokey" but I'm going to bring my Martin Masterpieces book along to see if Dick B can sign it. Completely…"
Nov 4
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"what you were playing would sound good on anything...what is it? "
Nov 1

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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 6:28pm on October 28, 2014, Alan Edmunds said…

Yes, Michael....we leave for Lakeland in about 2 weeks and will be there about 5 months; I'm on sabbatical.

As mentioned in previous posts, I'm dedicating myself to writing, composing and recording original songs. In addition to the song posted on my AGC page, I have 5 more completely finished and awaiting recording, 4 with lyrics and partial music, and 3 with lyrics only.

I got my new recording gear recently, but will only set up in FL where I can leave it set up for 5 months. Looking forward to the challenge.

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.

 
 
 

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