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Jack Kohler
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  • Bend, Oregon
  • United States
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Favorite Flatpickers
After Doc and Clarence, too many to list...
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
I like Jerusalem Ridge, written by Bill for the guitar. Seems like a "must know" tune to me.
I enjoy playing and learning fiddle tunes, especially those with minor chords.
Favorite Guitars
Martin, Thompson, Collings, Santa Cruz, Dude's, and many others
Tell us more about yourself (place a Bio here if you wish)
I enjoy getting together and playing bluegrass music, it just feels good...

About my Guitar

I recently had a Red Bear pick and it broke while I was playing (I may have owned the pick for a year, but it was not abused or exclusively used), I contacted Dave Skowron of Red Bear Trading Co., Ltd. and inquired if this is was unusual. He got defensive and appeared annoyed that I did not recognize that the pick was a consumable and said, "Right on the web page it says all this Jack". Oh yes, he offered to receive the pick and evaluate the breakage after he makes this clear, "But you didn't buy your pick from me. I wonder why you are even asking me since you bought it from somebody else. Let me ask you this, Jack, how long did you expect it to last? A lifetime? ". Oh Please, this guy represents Red Bear Trading Co., I for one don't appreciate this type of condescending customer service. I don't plan on buying another Red Bear Pick anytime soon.


I play a Thompson (Preston Thompson) guitar that was completed in December 1985. The bracing is designed after an original 1937 Martin D-28 (Charles Sawtell's). Here's a picture, I'll post the specs later:

Here's a close up of the headstock which shows the new logo Preston started using when he moved his shop in 1984, to Bend, Oregon.

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At 7:57am on August 8, 2008, Stan Mitchell said…
Jack, I'll be around this weekend. What do you have in mind and what's your schedule like? You can email direct if you like at: stanmitch at eoni dot com
At 8:34pm on August 14, 2008, Stan Mitchell said…
Hey Jack, I had fun picking with you too. Wish I got to do that kind of stuff more often. I'm off to Pocatello, Idaho for the weekend of the 23rd, but thanks for the invite.
At 4:26pm on January 12, 2009, Mark Barringer said…
Hey Jack! Thanks for the invite to this site. When we get together you can orientate me more.
At 7:43pm on January 12, 2009, Mark Barringer said…
Thanks Jack! Sounds great!
At 12:11pm on January 31, 2009, Preston Thompson said…
Jack - Did you all see that Pierre Bensusan is at the Tower Theatre on Tuesday. I saw him the very first time he played in the U.S. in Vermont in 1979. I think he was maybe 19 years old. Do you want to go. We are going to get tickets today. Give me a call,

Preston
At 9:16pm on February 4, 2009, Preston Thompson said…
Hey Jack - I was so busy the past couple of days I didn't get a chance to check in here to the site. We went last night and it was good concert. Bensusan was with three guitarist. I would have liked to heard more of just him but it was still cool. I might try to go out to Dave Blakeslee's on Saturday to pick up a couple of his old Martins. Do you want to go? It will probably take a couple of hours.

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