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How many guitars do you need??
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There's a nice interview with Tom Petty a few years ago in which he says they have about 144 guitars, but you only need one.  I have a good acoustic, a good electric, and something for the campfire…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tony K. Nov 25.

Why did you buy your first guitar?
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Did you buy your first guitar to make music?  Or, to make sounds like someone you admire?  Or, to impress someone??  Other??Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by DW Hamilton May 13, 2012.

party song suggestions?
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I'm looking for suggestions of songs to play at parties.  Fun upbeat songs that most people know and can sing along with.  I guess I'm drawn more to the deeper cuts and less well known artists...…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark Bedard Feb 20, 2012.

 

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Tony K. replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"I'm a simple player.  I have 3 acoustics and 1 electric.  That's more than enough for me.  If I had any real talent, I'd probably want to quadruple up on that though.  ;-p"
Nov 25
Jeff Hatcher replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"3 electrics, 3 nylon string acoustics, 4 steel string acoustics (Jumbo, Dread, 000, 0), 1 dobro, 1 mandolin, 2 violins, assortment of low/high whistles, 1 nice wooden flute, Kalimba, Ashika, Cajon, Djembe, various percussion. I actually think…"
Nov 24
Alan Cargile replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"I have one acoustic and three electrics. I want to get one more acoustic and I'll be fine there. I think. lol"
Nov 23
Mike Conjuay replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"I've come across a guitar repair guy whose house is FILLED with old guitars. He calls it his retirement fund. There are certainly more than 144 guitars there. Anyway, I have one electric, one classical, one steel baby and one 12 string.…"
Nov 23
Mike Conjuay replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"" Just this morning, I went out to the store for coffee beans and came home with a used 12-string Seagull." My supermarket doesn't sell guitars. If it did, I'd have died of starvation looong ago..."
Nov 23
Phil Manuel replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
Nov 5
Jeff Hatcher replied to tom blegen's discussion How many guitars do you need??
"As always....just one more."
Oct 21
tom blegen commented on Jud Hair's group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Nashville is a fun show, and, yes, the music is really good."
Mar 7, 2013
tom blegen replied to Tony Nungesser's discussion Installing an acoustic pre-amp and equalizer on my new acoustic guitar question
"There shouldn't be very much tension in the sides of the guitar, they are bent on forms that are the shape of the side then put into forms for glue up of the back and top.  I would be more concerned using a jigsaw - be sure to use a new…"
Feb 13, 2013
tom blegen replied to Diamond Dave's discussion Winter NAMM Godins--all-mahogany! in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"Richard Hoover at Santa Cruz Guitar Company told me that a mahogany tree needed to be about 100 years old to get guitar components out of it..."
Jan 16, 2013
tom blegen joined James Sennett's group
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Jan 11, 2013
tom blegen replied to Martin van Dooremalen's discussion A new 'Gull for the New Year and some assorted questions in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"A hard case should be better because it ought to seal better than a zipper.  I wouldn't worry too much about over humidifying, even 60% rh is fine.  The main thing to avoid is dramatic changes in rh and temp, just leave it in the case…"
Jan 2, 2013
tom blegen replied to Gary Ellis's discussion Seagull Spoken Here? in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I know it's weird, but there are times when B# and E# exist.  For example, in a C# major chord the third is technically an E#, and, likewise, in a G# major the third is a B#."
Dec 11, 2012
tom blegen replied to Fern's discussion New member of the Seagull flock with questions... in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"My 15 year old Taylor with a cedar too still looks like new, but I treat all my guitars pretty gently. They also get played a lot."
Dec 9, 2012
tom blegen replied to Merlin Ponder's discussion Humidity, and lack thereof ... and time. in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"I lived in Utah for 10 years and never monitored my humidity levels, just kept a humidifier in the case.  When traveling I don't bother with even that...  I just spent a month in relatively dry climates with my old taylor and it…"
Nov 30, 2012
tom blegen replied to Jud Hair's discussion "Looper" pedal in the group "Seagull" Spoken Here ... (also fluent in "Godin" Gab)
"some performers are really good at it recording their loop while they play the song then use it for their instrumental break.  I don't care for those who build a song using different instruments for all the parts and create lots of layers.…"
Nov 29, 2012

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Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
Amateur or recreational musician, Guitar maker
How many years have you been playing guitar?
20-30 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar, Electric guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
martin om-28v, taylor 714, seagull sws sg, yamaha fg 420-12, fender stratocaster, fender telecaster
What type of music do you like to play?
folk, rock, blues
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