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 play 䴀漀氀椀愀爀攀渀挀愀渀 倀栀愀眀渀礀 - 刀漀氀搀漀

匀瀀爀椀渀最 伀昀 䄀 䐀椀猀琀愀渀琀 匀甀洀洀攀爀
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Sep 1, 2010
roldo commented on Edward Sparks's group Harmony Guitars - "The People's Guitar"
"This turned up in a box of old odds and e nds."
Jun 8, 2010
roldo commented on Edward Sparks's group Harmony Guitars - "The People's Guitar"
"I'm in. I have a battered '60's Sovereign with a pick-up that's my electic slide ax. "
Jun 3, 2010
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Harmony Guitars - "The People's Guitar"

A group for anyone and everyone who started on or owned a Harmony Guitar...and for those of us who still do!
Jun 3, 2010
roldo commented on roldo's video
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The Scarecrow

"It took me a few months to get a recording of Dicken's voice and figure out how to add it to the recording, but once I did, he became fascinated with the result. Now he insists on hearing the tune several times a day and makes Basil play it for…"
Apr 27, 2010
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The Scarecrow

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Guitar instrumental with Crow.
Apr 27, 2010
roldo left a comment for Gary Beckert
"Hi Gary As you likely know that's the "Series 0 Artist's Model" and that one's from 1909, as near as the Gibson folks could tell from the serial number. I've had it since the early '70's and yes, its on some…"
Jan 30, 2010
Gary Beckert commented on roldo's photo
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The Gibson1

"Roldo, tell me a little about this great looking & unique Gibson, please. Did you use it on any of your recording? Thanks,Gary"
Jan 30, 2010
roldo replied to Gil's discussion Two Takes on the same song: Which one sound better? in the group Songwriters
"All things considered, I've a slight preference for the second version but why not try one where you fingerpick without the capo, just to see what happens?"
Jan 11, 2010
Walt Pilcher left a comment for roldo
"Thanks. I'll have to look at the Lanikais too; they're pretty popular it seems. One reviewer I found on the Musician's Friend Web site mentioned being inspired by hearing "5 Years Time" by Noah & the Whale, so I found it…"
Jan 3, 2010
roldo left a comment for Walt Pilcher
"After I'd gotten more into the Uke, I bought a concert-size Washburn/Oscar Schmidt, which are mid-sized and good quality for the price. If you want the economy model I've tried out some Mahalo (Hawaiian for "Thank You") that…"
Jan 3, 2010
Walt Pilcher left a comment for roldo
"Roldo, Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for encouraging my interest a little more, at least to the point that I went to Wikipedia to find out how it got its name. Interesting. Maybe I'll have to get to a store and play around with a couple of…"
Jan 3, 2010
roldo left a comment for Walt Pilcher
"Hi Walt and Happy New Year. I found that Uke, a soprano, at a friend's house, in need of repair.He gave it to me & I patched it up. Next thing I knew I had four new songs. Since all I knew about Ukes was how they got their name I just…"
Jan 3, 2010
Walt Pilcher left a comment for roldo
"Roldo, I just listened to your three uke pieces in the Ukulele Players Group. Very nice. I haven't joined that group since I don't have or play a uke, but I'm starting to get interested because it seems like it might be fun. But I…"
Jan 3, 2010
roldo left a comment for Wayne Cavanaugh
"(for "gace' read "gape")"
Sep 15, 2009
roldo left a comment for Wayne Cavanaugh
"Mine has that same separaton problem - the treble side back starts to gaoe in the Winter when the house gets dry, humidifiers not withstanding. I think one of the top braces above the soundhole is cracked. Local fixers all say that if it…"
Sep 15, 2009

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Gigging or professional 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, Nylon-string guitar, Archtop guitar, Electric guitar, Mandolin, Lap-style slide guitar, Banjo, Resonator guitar, Bass guitar, Ukulele
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gibson Series 0 Artist Model
Martin D35
Martin D12-18
Mossrite Dobro
Guild GAD30 (in Open G)
Yamaha Classical
Taylor aco-electric
What type of music do you like to play?
Original songs, Jug Band & Blues, Traditional., Psychedelic
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I purchase copies at newsstands/bookstores

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Song Lyric 1: The Circle Is Still Unbroken

THE CIRCLE IS STILL UNBROKEN

G -------------------------------------F

Slow as some days are, the nights can be stranger

-------------C-----------------------------------------------G

Like the space between the seconds gets longer somehow.



When the stars cease to sing

-------------F

And the moon’s hangin’ silent

------C---------------------------G

It’s hard to see past any passing of… Continue

Posted on April 25, 2009 at 10:00pm

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At 7:54pm on January 3, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Thanks. I'll have to look at the Lanikais too; they're pretty popular it seems. One reviewer I found on the Musician's Friend Web site mentioned being inspired by hearing "5 Years Time" by Noah & the Whale, so I found it on YouTube, and now I'm more inspired too. Cute song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8YCSJpF4g4
Thanks for your help. If I get one I'll let you know, though it probably won't be right away.
Walt
At 5:55pm on January 3, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Roldo,
Happy New Year to you too! Thanks for encouraging my interest a little more, at least to the point that I went to Wikipedia to find out how it got its name. Interesting. Maybe I'll have to get to a store and play around with a couple of them. I don't have any friends who have them; they're all strictly guitar, mandolin and fiddle folks. (My Little Martin LX1 almost sounds like a uke, but I chose it as my travel guitar mostly because it sounded less like a uke and more like a guitar than all the other travel guitars I tried in my price range.) Do you think it matters much which body size to start with, e.g., standard, concert, tenor, soprano, etc.? Or is it mainly what sounds good to you?
Walt
At 2:50pm on January 3, 2010, Walt Pilcher said…
Roldo,
I just listened to your three uke pieces in the Ukulele Players Group. Very nice. I haven't joined that group since I don't have or play a uke, but I'm starting to get interested because it seems like it might be fun. But I don't want to divert myself too much from time to practice the guitar at which I'm still a new player. Anyway, having not heard much ukulele playing since Arthur Godfrey days except for more Hawiian stuff, which I don't care for, I was surprised at how much yours sounded like a soft banjo. A good sound. Is it your instrument or your style, or is it just that I haven't been paying attention!?
Walt
At 1:22pm on September 15, 2009, Wayne Cavanaugh said…
Yea, one of my attempts at building an old mountian dulcimer. I gave it to a neighbor kid who plays the thing a whole lot better than I ever could.
At 1:18pm on September 15, 2009, Wayne Cavanaugh said…
Yup, she's all original and still plays great. Neck is dead straight. When I got it, the back was wanting to separate at the top treble side. I thought it might need to re-set the neck which I didn’t want to tackle nor did anyone else I asked. Instead, I built a pitiful looking jig with a crank, turned it a touch each day for 10 days till it came back right, pushed in some glue and it's been golden.
Good story about how I got it. I was on a plane reading Vintage Guitar and a guy behind me, in his 60's, saw it and told me he had an old guitar and had no idea what it was. His grandfather worked at Gibson and gave it to him as s kid but he didn't play so it had been in his closet. I asked if it was electric or acoustic and he didn't know. I asked if had F-holes or a round sound hole and he said neither, that it was sorta oval. I had no idea, but told him I'd have a look if he wanted to stop by. We exchanged numbers and a few months later he walked in to my shop with it wrapped in a bed sheet. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. He had no use for it and wanted to buy a new washing machine. I warned him it could be a bad trade depending on if the back could be sorted out or not but he insisted and the rest is history. Meant to be.
How did you come across yours Roldo?
At 12:11pm on September 15, 2009, Wayne Cavanaugh said…

Thank you Roldo! Cool on the Kalamazoo - the LG-2 is the same age as me although some days I feel as old as the O! There is a wonderful guy in town here who worked at Gibson and now does a bluegrass radio show on the local NPR station WMUK named Mark Sahlgren. He is a great but modest Gibson historian and has a black Style O. I'll see if I can find his email address, he'd love to see your guitar. I'm not sure what the heck I'm posting where here, half being new, half being technically challenged, but I'll try to get to more pics up.
At 5:15pm on August 8, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
Hey, come join the Gibson acoutsic group I started!
http://acousticguitarclub.ning.com/group/gibsonacousticowners
Edward
At 8:48pm on May 10, 2009, Doc Rogers said…
Hey Roldo, check out Jim's Hard Times here on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEvT54JudrY

Stick with it. I think you'll enjoy it.

Also, the Transatlantic Sessions version, possibly the very best:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YrfLnlrquo

Thanks for listening.
At 7:51pm on May 9, 2009, Doc Rogers said…
Thanks for the comment and heads up. Listened to his piano/vocal version and agree it's very authentic. Have you listened to Jim Ohlschmidt's version? Also authentic, but fingerstyle guitar.
At 3:47pm on April 25, 2009, Edward Sparks said…
WOW, great photos! Thanks for posting them. I have seen this model before and really find it very interesting.
Thanks, Edward
http://mysite.verizon.net/emsparks/index.htm
 
 
 

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