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    david o started the topic New Nylon String in the forum G.A.S.
    When visiting my mom a few weeks ago I got to play the guitar she tried to teach me on 40 years ago...an old nylon string Giovanni. The guitar itself has seen better days however I was intrigued by playing it and love the sound of the nylon after playing steel for so long. That said, I bought a new Cordoba Fusion 12 from Sweetwater and have to say it is great. And the spruce maple combo is gorgeous. Not expensive by high quality steel string standards and sounds beautiful. Interesting how certain things are easier to do on a nylon string... More to come... IMG_0172IMG_0173IMG_0174IMG_0175
    david o started the topic New Nylon String in the forum G.A.S.
    When visiting my mom a few weeks ago I got to play the guitar she tried to teach me on 40 years ago...an old nylon string Giovanni. The guitar itself has seen better days however I was intrigued by playing it and love the sound of the nylon after playing steel for so long. That said, I bought a new Cordoba Fusion 12 from Sweetwater and have to say it is great. And the spruce maple combo is gorgeous. Not expensive by high quality steel string standards and sounds beautiful. Interesting how certain things are easier to do on a nylon string... More to come... IMG_0172IMG_0173IMG_0174IMG_0175
    david o started the topic New Nylon String in the forum G.A.S.
    When visiting my mom a few weeks ago I got to play the guitar she tried to teach me on 40 years ago...an old nylon string Giovanni. The guitar itself has seen better days however I was intrigued by playing it and love the sound of the nylon after playing steel for so long. That said, I bought a new Cordoba Fusion 12 from Sweetwater and have to say it is great. And the spruce maple combo is gorgeous. Not expensive by high quality steel string standards and sounds beautiful. Interesting how certain things are easier to do on a nylon string... More to come... IMG_0172IMG_0173IMG_0174IMG_0175
    david o started the topic New Nylon String in the forum G.A.S.
    When visiting my mom a few weeks ago I got to play the guitar she tried to teach me on 40 years ago...an old nylon string Giovanni. The guitar itself has seen better days however I was intrigued by playing it and love the sound of the nylon after playing steel for so long. That said, I bought a new Cordoba Fusion 12 from Sweetwater and have to say it is great. And the spruce maple combo is gorgeous. Not expensive by high quality steel string standards and sounds beautiful. Interesting how certain things are easier to do on a nylon string... More to come... IMG_0172IMG_0173IMG_0174IMG_0175
    jumpin' jeff s started the topic GAS attack in Minneapolis in the forum G.A.S.
    Found this in a spur of the moment visit to a music store a few block west of the mighty Mississippi in Minneapolis. It would really flesh out my guitarsensal. Found out they have a Thursday night Bluegrass Jam too that I think i will check out. IMG-guitar can pic
    I don't know if this is the most appropriate place to post this. It deals with a very special guitar that you're not likely to ever obtain to assuage your case of GAS, but it's primarily a human interest story. Yesterday I was chatting with a young man, who works in the FabLab at Nrthampton Community College (NCC), where I have been learning to build guitars sinnce January. Justin has been friendly and helpful to me in the time he's been there, but until yesterday, all my conversations with him were very short. Yesterday we were talking about capability of the new CNC mini-mill to cut mother of pearl and abalone for inlay art, and the topic turned to outrageously beautiful inlays and the artists who make them. I knew Justin had worked at Martin, and we talked about a few guitars I'd seen recently while touring Martin's custom shop with a friend who works there (who Justin knows, naturally). In addition to knowing the Martin employees who do inlay work, Justin knows also Tracy Cox and David Nichols, renowned custom inlay artists and both former CFMartin employees who still do custom work for Martin in their own individual shops. I don't remember exactly how we got to it, but eventually I came to learn that Justin was the builder of the 65 Roses guitar. He seemed a bit surprised I knew about it, but I told him I remembered reading about it years ago in our local newspaper. It's a special guitar built by a special man for a special cause, and I'll let the links tell that story better than I can. http://www.wfmz.com/news/69news-at-sunrise/65-roses-guitar-raises-money-for-cystic-fibrosis_20160527130056860/19708079 https://www.facebook.com/justin.jacobs.5264/media_set?set=a.10201263790612155.1073741828.1093597346&type=3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQFJqbcx4GE "The treatments and exercise are there to add years to my life, but I do this to add life to my years." We can learn so much from people with this kind of motivation. I have been blessed to meet many amazing luthiers over the last few month. I'm inspired by their work and their stories. It's inspiring to see how much people are willing to help each other in the luthier community. Yesterday was an especially uplifting day. (It didn't hurt that my work went well yesterday, inlaying my initials in the peghead of "Niblet" - see photo.) If you have ever thought about building a guitar, get after it! You'll get so much more out of it besides the guitar. dlb IMG_2779
    Mine was a 12-string Epi I bought from a friend in 1979. I don't have it anymore. I'm left=handed and it was a right-handed guitar. It looked a lot like this one: Epi12
    Carol M replied to the topic Silly Question by Emma S in the forum Community Support
    Hi Emma and Mr. Carroll! Hope you are well and staying nicely humidified 😉 Yes the screens around TAC have been changing- If you click the "Live" button on the left side on the main screen, then scroll down just a little, you will see the window for the secret password for the live hangout credits. And Duane, I am getting the same issue as you with my spam folder. About 10-20% of all of my "notify me if anyone posts on this thread" email ends up in my spam so I have learned to check that folder daily.... even when I tell it that it's not spam it still keeps going in there. sigh...IMG_3677
    Emma S replied to the topic A6sus4 chord in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Me again lol🙂, here's a drawing of the A Major scale🙂. The letters and numbers in the previous text went a bit wonky lol🙂. image
    Emma S replied to the topic A6sus4 chord in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Hi Dan🙂, I've drawn up the chords. The notes with the circles are open strings🙂. Oh er, these look terrible😊. The A6 sus4 doesn't have a 3rd (C#) as it has a 4th (D)🙂IMG_0307IMG_0308image
    Emma S replied to the topic A6sus4 chord in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Hi Dan🙂, I've drawn up the chords. The notes with the circles are open strings🙂. Oh er, these look terrible😊. The A6 sus4 doesn't have a 3rd (C#) as it has a 4th (D)🙂IMG_0307IMG_0308image
    Emma S replied to the topic A6sus4 chord in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Hi Dan🙂, I've drawn up the chords. The notes with the circles are open strings🙂. Oh er, these look terrible😊. The A6 sus4 doesn't have a 3rd (C#) as it has a 4th (D)🙂IMG_0307IMG_0308image
    Dave H started the topic Mn TAC Fellas in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Dave H, Brian S, David C, and Jeff S at Jumpin Jeff's place today. Having way too much fun. With any luck we might be able to put some polish to a song, record it, and post it. But not today.P1040360P1040362
    Dave H started the topic Mn TAC Fellas in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Dave H, Brian S, David C, and Jeff S at Jumpin Jeff's place today. Having way too much fun. With any luck we might be able to put some polish to a song, record it, and post it. But not today.P1040360P1040362
    Hi all-- My son and his beautiful bride celebrated their wedding last week in Alaska! I had the distinct honor of singing and playing two songs during the ceremony. One of them is a song I composed and wrote, inspired by their obvious love and devotion to each other, and also from my 35 year marriage to my wonderful, beautiful bride. When I decided to try and write this song, it happened to be during Tony's Fretboard Wizard course. The last assignment was to write a song and show the chords, their Nashville numbering, and then transpose the chords to another key. Yay! I can finally complete that assignment! Thank you Tony! The Fretboard Wizard course was invaluable in helping me pick out a chord progression and add some interesting transitions. Plus, your TAC lessons have given me more confidence to jump up and down the neck a bit and add a few notes and slides. (I have a ways to go yet!) Thanks for listening! https://youtu.be/W9x_YvVSoLA And the words...ThisWonderfulLove
    Gray started the topic Yay my first Acoustic guitar. in the forum Picker's Lounge
    Yay my first acoustic (Yamaha FG830) Now to work out how to play it and transition all my new skills honed over the last 11 days :-).Yamaha FG830
    About a month ago, I had an occasion to visit my friend Chris who works in Martin's custom shop. (I met Chris through teaching skiing at Blue Mountain, where he is a snowboard instructor.) Chris was showing me what he's been doing for Martin: a run of 50 D-200s, resembling their commemorative 2 millionth Martin. I suppose the clock gears represent the timeless beauty of the instrument. How many would you like? The D-200 may seem really flashy, but the one-of-a-kind two millionth guitar has even more bling. I've included a photo of it, but you won't be able to buy that one! IMG_2686IMG_2688IMG_2698
    About a month ago, I had an occasion to visit my friend Chris who works in Martin's custom shop. (I met Chris through teaching skiing at Blue Mountain, where he is a snowboard instructor.) Chris was showing me what he's been doing for Martin: a run of 50 D-200s, resembling their commemorative 2 millionth Martin. I suppose the clock gears represent the timeless beauty of the instrument. How many would you like? The D-200 may seem really flashy, but the one-of-a-kind two millionth guitar has even more bling. I've included a photo of it, but you won't be able to buy that one! IMG_2686IMG_2688IMG_2698
    About a month ago, I had an occasion to visit my friend Chris who works in Martin's custom shop. (I met Chris through teaching skiing at Blue Mountain, where he is a snowboard instructor.) Chris was showing me what he's been doing for Martin: a run of 50 D-200s, resembling their commemorative 2 millionth Martin. I suppose the clock gears represent the timeless beauty of the instrument. How many would you like? The D-200 may seem really flashy, but the one-of-a-kind two millionth guitar has even more bling. I've included a photo of it, but you won't be able to buy that one! IMG_2686IMG_2688IMG_2698
    Ready and willing. Located in Walnut Creek, CA Out of town 9/13-9/17 CastleRock Park in WC has lots of shade, picnic tables and BBQ facilities that can be reserved. Walk in about 1/4 mile from the car. cr-picnic
    Corbin S posted an update
    This is Satu, our shepherd/doberman mix. She's usually a pretty good audience member!IMG_3348
    Adore my dogs, Wren the Austrailian Cattle Dog and Skitzzy the McNabb border collie. They're great road tripping/camping pals. These pictures are from Ft. Davis State Park, Texas, Moab Arches National Park, Painted Hills, Oregon, and Big Bend National Park. More adventures soon down near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.IMG_0457IMG_0563IMG_5448IMG_0355
    Adore my dogs, Wren the Austrailian Cattle Dog and Skitzzy the McNabb border collie. They're great road tripping/camping pals. These pictures are from Ft. Davis State Park, Texas, Moab Arches National Park, Painted Hills, Oregon, and Big Bend National Park. More adventures soon down near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.IMG_0457IMG_0563IMG_5448IMG_0355
    Adore my dogs, Wren the Austrailian Cattle Dog and Skitzzy the McNabb border collie. They're great road tripping/camping pals. These pictures are from Ft. Davis State Park, Texas, Moab Arches National Park, Painted Hills, Oregon, and Big Bend National Park. More adventures soon down near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.IMG_0457IMG_0563IMG_5448IMG_0355
    Adore my dogs, Wren the Austrailian Cattle Dog and Skitzzy the McNabb border collie. They're great road tripping/camping pals. These pictures are from Ft. Davis State Park, Texas, Moab Arches National Park, Painted Hills, Oregon, and Big Bend National Park. More adventures soon down near Crater Lake National Park, Oregon.IMG_0457IMG_0563IMG_5448IMG_0355
    The three of us made these plans at the Jamboree. We had a great night meeting each other's spouses and watching Tommy Emmanuel's performance. IMG_1632IMG_1634-1IMG_1636
    The three of us made these plans at the Jamboree. We had a great night meeting each other's spouses and watching Tommy Emmanuel's performance. IMG_1632IMG_1634-1IMG_1636
    The three of us made these plans at the Jamboree. We had a great night meeting each other's spouses and watching Tommy Emmanuel's performance. IMG_1632IMG_1634-1IMG_1636
    Here's what I think of ATT :Fester
    YOWSUH DEE ! ! Greetings Sister. Life is good with a abundance of blessings ! ! It seems the trees and the mountain aura respond with a almost explosive spirituality. Who could ask for a better audience then old growth trees ? ? The wind roars, sending tree canopies dancing and yet a underlying whisper projects an ancient wisdom that somehow relates to the guitar in a tribal Native American presence...... vibratory palpitations from long ago. I moved up here because I've come to realize the value in being heard over being seen. Keep that "B" string tuned, RobertMy Dream Home
    Yeah, it's a drive brother, but it sure is worth it. I know how long it is because we got our dog from Chico from German Shepherd Rescue.Skye at 7 pre adoption
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