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Fun Songs
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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 Martin van Dooremalen's discussion Finally - 12 string NGD!!! in the group 12-String Guitar
"CONGRATS!!!! I hope you have many, many hours of enjoyment on your new 12!!!"
Saturday
michael schwartz commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"Thanx for sharing this..I really liked it!!"
Jul 22
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"sad to say, but I use the barr chord. I need to work on that more...maybe if and when I retire??? ha"
Jul 21
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Way to go, Jud!! A budding second career in the making? And to think, we "knew you when"....."
Jul 21
michael schwartz joined Steve Widmeyer's group
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Old Folkies

For those who got their start in the '50s and '60s and continue to embrace folk music today.
Jul 3
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"I thought some  Folks might find this of interest. I thought it was good,not great, and not a waste of my time. http://www.totallyguitars.com/musicgearreviews/martin-guitar-reviews/martin-guitars-models-part-1/ its a 3 part series "
Jun 30
michael schwartz commented on Dan Gabel, Editor & Group Publisher's group Fingerstyle players
"@Paul...very nice!! Thanx for sharing."
Jun 30
michael schwartz commented on James Sennett's group Martin Owners
"@Dave....whoo hoo for you!!!!! I have "tour envy". Looking forward to hearing about it."
Jun 25
michael schwartz replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion 12 String Comparison in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"yes, I thought it was Koa wood. It's a beauty!"
Jun 18
michael schwartz replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion 12 String Comparison in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"quite the mix, Kurt. You've put together a good selection. What is the bottom one?"
Jun 17
michael schwartz replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion 12 String Comparison in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Gratzi, Sir......."
Jun 17
michael schwartz replied to Kurt Chandler's discussion 12 String Comparison in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I'm sure I've said many times before how much I LOVE my all mahogany J12-15!! It is always in our Family room for quick access. It is the probably the most "basic" guitar I own in that it has satin finish, and no cosmetic frills.…"
Jun 17
michael schwartz replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! Cort L450-O NS... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Martin...shhhhh...don't jinx it!!! Or...remind my Wife for that matter."
Jun 16
michael schwartz replied to FloridaGull's discussion NGD! Cort L450-O NS... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"CONGRATS....I know you'll use it well !!! Happy Father's Day to you ,and the others out there...."
Jun 15
michael schwartz commented on Edward Sparks's group Protest Music Revisited
"whoo hoo! My Wife got me a 1st Printing Edition of "Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People.' I'm a happy Guy! Wonderful songs with notations by Woody."
Jun 15
michael schwartz commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"@Greg...I almost always finger pick my 12's. If you look at my videos(which are not so good), you'll  hear it."
Jun 14

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 D12-2832 (1984)
Martin D12-1932(1992)
Martin D12-28(2004)
Martin J12-15(2005)
Martin J12-40(1994)
Martin HD12-35SJC(2002)
Martin J12-16RGT(custom)2001
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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