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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
"Seems Mike R and I have thoughts in common, tho I don't think the resonator is the ugliest I've seen, just over embellished for my taste. If anyone has looked at my 2SDesign page, you'd see I don't go "over the top" for…"
13 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"simple elegance is more my style.....everything about me smiles when I see this guitar. "
20 hours ago
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
20 hours ago
michael schwartz replied to Jud Hair's discussion "Skinny Dip Road" a new original song ! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"way to go!!!"
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm glad to hear you Guys are gettin' mo betta!! I'm playin' a bit more..10 minutes or so til the wrist gets sore. I've found my fingers very stiff and don't pick so good right now. at least it's physical and…"
Apr 10
michael schwartz replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Do you have a day job, but check in on the AGC group(s) you belong to during work hours? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Being self employed for many years now, I spend alot of time at the computer, and like Elton said, its easy to miss more human(not Border Collie..shhh, don't tell them) interaction. I too also browse FB and this site(if I'm notified), and…"
Apr 7
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"There ya go, Dave...don't let the cast get you down!! Keep strummin', Bud..Loving those D12-35s!!"
Apr 4
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Heyya Dave...thanx for asking, and bummer about yours. My Ortho said I'm about 80% healed and I have a smaller brace that FINALLY allows me to move my thumb!! He even said " a little guitar playing" would be good exercise for me..whoo…"
Apr 3
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I didn't know Seagull has a 12 string maple. Joe, you didn't think it sounded pretty bright? I have a maple 12 that doesn't get much play fact none of my guitars do right now. Maybe in a couple of weeks..hopefully!!"
Mar 31
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"CONGRATS and welcome aboard Joan. Hoping you have many wonderful hours and years together!!"
Mar 30
michael schwartz replied to Stewart Youngblutt's discussion New to the group in the group Fingerstyle players
"Welcome, and well done!!"
Mar 28
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
"Have FUN shopping, Joe!! I'm the 2nd owner of most of my guitars."
Mar 26
michael schwartz commented on John Wilson's group 12-String Guitar
" won't regret getting a Martin. I LOVE all of mine!! still can't play them for a while..DRATS!!  I go for another x-ray the end of next week."
Mar 26
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I'm with Dave: " Let someones else take the retail  hit!""
Mar 23
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"@Kurt... I've had many wonderful experiences buying used guitars online. In fact, I'm the 2nd owner for most of my guitars...some even came with original paperwork.  I ALWAYS make sure to get 48-72 hours for right to return for full…"
Mar 23
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Healing thoughts for a quick recovery, Robert!!"
Mar 20

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 D12-35 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?
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 since around the price you paid for yours.  


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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