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Member Since 30 Jul 2001
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2019 09:07 AM

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In Topic: What's made your day today?

29 July 2019 - 08:11 AM

And the same to you, Fred. Take care.

In Topic: Acoustic Guitar-Saddle/Nut Comparison

22 April 2019 - 03:59 AM

Thanks for the comparison. I also prefer white Tusq for replacements when needed. Fortunately I play mostly vintage guitars (like the 1934 Gibson "The Jumbo" in my photo) which still have the original ivory nuts and saddles in very good condition and using woods that are banned and no longer available. The guitar pictured has and Red Adirondack spruce top with mahogany back, sides and neck and a Brazilian rosewood fret-board.


I also have newer guitars, but for the kind of music I play I generally prefer the vintage pre-war Gibsons. The guitar pictured, eighty-five years old, is probably the finest guitar I've ever played, and I've played a great many guitars both old and new. It's extremely powerful, a very powerful base yet the treble separation is perfect. I'm very fortunate to be its present owner.


A luthier in the UK, Adam Gledhill, has made several guitars to the specifications, bracing-patterns, internal and external templates, etc I supplied him from my guitar and has duplicated that guitar as faithfully as possible.


Again, thanks for the comparison. And for your music. Very nice!

In Topic: Original Fingerstyle Composition : )

29 March 2019 - 11:33 AM

Thank you for sharing your music. I enjoyed it. I play in three or four open or alternate tunings fairly regularly myself, but usually not with a slap/percussive technique, more often using a slide. I play in a few other tunings too, but not often.


Again, thanks for posting your music.


Take care.

In Topic: Original Fingerstyle Composition : )

27 March 2019 - 05:30 AM

Very nice. While I don't use the percussive/slap technique a lot myself, I did attend a workshop given by Preston Reed years ago and got into it a bit then. Are you using relative standard tuning, but tuned lower one-half step or is it an alternate tuning?

In Topic: Woogierama

21 February 2019 - 01:00 PM

Hello, Brandon. It's been awhile. Good to see you're still alive and kickin' !


I'm half surprised every time I click the link and see the site is still up.


How have you been?

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