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  • Ian Goodsman
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  • Denny Ryan
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  • Charlie Bolt
  • Toby Walker
  • Tony Burt
  • Edward Sparks
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Neil Finlay commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"My wife has an F30 (or is it a JF30?), one of the last to come out of the Rhode Island factory.  Big jumbo guitar that my friends tell me is better sounding than my 1970s D55.  This J30 is a beautiful guitar with maple back and sides with…"
Apr 28, 2011
Neil Finlay replied to Kerry Spitzer's discussion Reso Pickups in the group Resonator Players
"I have Highlander IP-1x in both of my resonator guitars. I plug these straight into the desk and usually am able to get the sound I want by setting the tone controls on the desk flat. This makes it easy for sound guys and I like to make their lives…"
Apr 23, 2010
Neil Finlay commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"I remember as a kid seeing the Woodstock movie and being blown away watching Richie Havens play. A very cool dude who deserves our thanks."
Sep 16, 2009
Neil Finlay commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Hi Tony. When I checked out your home page the penny dropped. Though I don't think you and I have met your name has popped up from time to time in conversation with other guitar nuts. Edward and David, Tony lives a day days' drive down the…"
Sep 16, 2009
Tony Burt left a comment for Neil Finlay
"Hi Neil thanks for the friends invite ,, I checked out your site and the live tracks with Peter , great stuff, good to see another Kiwi on this site Cheers Tony"
Sep 15, 2009
Neil Finlay commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Welcome aboard Tony. Three is an orchestra indeed. One more and we can start talking world domination. What sort of blues do you guys like?"
Sep 15, 2009
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Sep 11, 2009
Neil Finlay commented on bottleneck_blues's group Delta Blues
"Hi folks. I have just signed up for this group. I live in Auckland New Zealand and me and half a dozen of my friends here have been playing old time blues for decades. Hard to say if we are any good ( I reckon we have our moments). Too old to stop…"
Sep 9, 2009
Neil Finlay joined bottleneck_blues's group
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Delta Blues

This is for anyone who has a deep passion for the styles of guitar that came out of the Mississippi delta.
Sep 9, 2009
Neil Finlay replied to Short Balding Guy's discussion What songs are you working on? in the group Country Blues
"Hi SBG. Weeping Willow is such a great song. I have been working on it for a while now and there's a bit right at the end of the measure that I can never get to sit right when I practice it at home. I did a gig in a little bar a while ago and…"
Sep 9, 2009
Neil Finlay replied to Steve McCoy's discussion What Guilds do you have? in the group Guild Owners
"Hello Denny. Global we are! I may be the most southern member of the Guild group though there are a few guilds further down the road. It's great to be able to chat to you folks who live in the land where these guitars are made and where pretty…"
Sep 9, 2009
Neil Finlay replied to Steve McCoy's discussion What Guilds do you have? in the group Guild Owners
"Hi Edward. You're right she looks not to bad in the photo. There's no real damage,t's all superficial, stratches and dings galore. A luthier here filled a spot near the sound hole with a bit of resin because I was in danger of wearing…"
Sep 9, 2009
Neil Finlay commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Hi David. Thank for the comment about the video. They were shot at The Devonport Folk Music Club in Auckland NZ. It's a great club and worth a visit in your ever in this neck of the woods. The clubs now hosts performances from the locals like…"
Sep 8, 2009
Neil Finlay left a comment for Acoustic59
"Thanks for the welcome A59"
Sep 7, 2009
Neil Finlay replied to David Shade's discussion Favorite Resonator Players in the group Resonator Players
"I have been a fan of Blind Boy Fuller for a long time. He was a player who knew how to use the sound of a resonator guitar. Bo Carter was another along with Bukka White and Robert Petway. I been listening to Charlie Parr lately. It's good to…"
Sep 7, 2009
Neil Finlay commented on David Shade's group Resonator Players
"Now this group has two members. Is two a group? When they're playing resonators, two is a whole band."
Sep 7, 2009

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional musician, Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar student, Music festival
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, Electric guitar, Lap-style slide guitar, Resonator guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
NRP El Trovador
Guild D55 1974
Belltona Southener
Gretsch Anniversary 1960
Fender Telecaster early 70s
Fender Stratocaster 62 reissue
What is your website address?
http://www.neilfinlay.com
What type of music do you like to play?
Blues, old time and electric
Country
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At 6:49am on September 15, 2009, Tony Burt said…
Hi Neil thanks for the friends invite ,, I checked out your site and the live tracks with Peter , great stuff, good to see another Kiwi on this site
Cheers Tony
 
 
 

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