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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 John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"@ValleyGirl....it's been months now hasn't it? Another good reason to have more than one around the house, I say!!"
Jun 24
michael schwartz replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1977 Yamaha FG-412SB in the group Yamaha Guitars
"I thought you were ehading to the Factory..hmmm, a senior moment for me?"
Jun 23
michael schwartz replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1977 Yamaha FG-412SB in the group Yamaha Guitars
"you're catching up to me!! I still have my original '68 Yamaha FG230 Red label. Have FUN on Friday!! If you see him, say Hi to Jimmie Kleintop (customer service guy) from me.."
Jun 23
michael schwartz replied to Dave Fengler's discussion 1977 Yamaha FG-412SB in the group Yamaha Guitars
"Nice find!! Have FUN with it!! "
Jun 23
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Jud...go see that kitchen I designed on Lake Tahoe for me...haha. I've only seen fotos."
Jun 4
michael schwartz replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"you know youi're always welcome to come by and play/pick "a few"....I could kick myself!! When are we having lunch? How could I not write it down? "
Jun 3
michael schwartz replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"ah, .....that 12 string of Judy's !!!!! not to mention her voice "
May 22
michael schwartz replied to Jack Slotterback's discussion New Seagull 12-String in the House in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I believe it to be Cedar...mine is. ALL songs sound good on a 12!!!"
May 22
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Robert: "re: headstock: I always felt that slotted style looked cheap." I beg to differ. Clearly beauty and taste is in the eye of the beholder. As an owner of 3 slots, I feel them to be a classic look, and Love it!! Let's agree to…"
May 21
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Jack.. I guess I'm a 12 string kinda guy. That's all I have..oh yes, there's a Seagull S6 Folk on the wall "just in case". I don't see songs as string specific. My ear sez ALL songs sound good on a 12...ha."
May 20
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Jack..I'm sure you'll enjoy playing the S12..have you played much 12 string before?"
May 19
michael schwartz replied to Robert Williamson's discussion Your Best Dealer Trade-in Deal in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Hence the reason I am the 2nd owner of most of my 12 strings! Let someone else take the retail "hit", and I get a virtually new guitar at 2nd hand pricing. Many folks find out the 12 string just isn't for them or their style."
May 17
michael schwartz replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion Your FIRST 12 string guitar hero or heroine ... what's your story? in the group 12-String Guitar
"I can't swear to it, but I believe my Mother introduced me to Pete Seeger doing American Folk Songs in the early 60's. Of course the Byrd's Mr. Tambourine Man made an impression! I got my 1st 12 when I was about 15 in 1968 and it…"
May 15
michael schwartz replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion What thoughts about or experiences of parlour-sized 12 strings? in the group 12-String Guitar
"The PB12 was modeled after his 1920's Weymann from his collection, as per PB."
May 14
michael schwartz replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion What thoughts about or experiences of parlour-sized 12 strings? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Hi there...I keep all of mine at concert pitch."
May 13
michael schwartz replied to Alan Sturgess's discussion What thoughts about or experiences of parlour-sized 12 strings? in the group 12-String Guitar
"Hi there Alan, and welcome aboard!! I have a couple of smaller 12's, and a Paul Brett as well. I do think they are fun to play and certainly VERY comfortable. The sounds are what one would expect from a smaller body 12, Of course they…"
May 13

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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 D12-35 1968
Martin D12-20 1969
Martin D12-1932(1992)
Martin HD12-35SJC(2002)
Martin J12-15(2005)
Martin J12-16RGT(custom)2001
Martin J12-40(1994)
Martin J12-65(1995)
Martin 00028-12(custom)2006
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 6:47am on February 15, 2015, Greg Maxwell said…

Hi Michael, thanks for the friend request and for you kind words about my web site and guitars. I am currently building a 12 string for a client in Hawaii and I have a second one commissioned that is still in the design phase. The base price for my Monarch model is $4000 and most people add some options such as upgraded rosette, neck inlay, shell body purfling, etc. I love 12 strings and I have an older Guild as well as a Rickenbacker electric 12. I've had several others, such as an all-Walnut Taylor 12. A real piece of eye candy but the tone had no depth at all. Cheers, Greg

At 6:18am on January 16, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Just checked out your website -- I'm impressed; you do fantastic interior design work!

At 6:15am on January 16, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Suggestions for books: IMMORTAL MUSE might be a good choice since you say you like contemporary fantasy.  It's a combination of contemporary fantasy and historical fantasy. You might want to wait until March to pick it up, though -- right now it's only available in hardcover (and as a less-than-cheap ebook), but it will be released in mass market paperback in March, and the price of the ebook should drop at the same time.

Coming out in March (also) is CROW OF CONNEMARA, which is also a contemporary fantasy, set mostly in Ireland.  That'll be a hardcover release -- the mass market paperback won't be available until next March...

THE WOODS is contemporary fantasy if you consider the 1970s as contemporary, and THE ABRAXAS MARVEL CIRCUS is contemporary fantasy if you consider the early 1990s contemporary.

As for series work:  it's not at all contemporary, but you might try the CLOUDMAGES series if you like epic Celtic Fantasy, or the NESSANTICO series if you prefer something set in a faux Rennaisance era.  I wrote both of those under my "S.L. Farrell" pseudonym.

Wow -- nice array of 12-strings you have!

At 8:50am on January 15, 2015, Stephen Leigh said…

Thanks, Michael -- hope you enjoy!

At 5:10pm on December 21, 2014, Robert said…

I know what you mean about too little time.  No Border Collies, but a Lab-Shepherd cross who's just a year old.  Plus, I take care of my grandson 2 days a week.  And we're trying to get my Dad moved into a new place - something we'd hoped to have done by October.

Yes, it's a great blessing to share playing with the wife.  In fact, it's how we met, both performing with our then significant others at a coffeehouse in suburban Boston.  A year later, our first date was a church youth group Valentine's party.  A year and a half after that, those same significant others played us down the aisle and we've been singing together ever since.

At 12:14pm on December 21, 2014, Robert said…

Always good to make a new friend.  My daydream now is to find a '68 D-35 to go with the 12 - a matched pair.   Saw one in a music shop in Lebanon, NH a couple years ago but couldn't swing the $. Have seen several on Reverb.com since around the price you paid for yours.  

Enjoy!

At 10:24am on December 4, 2014, joey pinter said…

I agree, my wife supports me more then anyone I have ever been with. she's always kicking me in the ass, telling me to answer email and comments.

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,

 
 
 

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