"I have 2 Martin Custom D's 1 hog and 1 rosewood, A Gretch Historic Series and I just picked up an Eastman AC320 used for under 500.00 that will take any other dreadnaught made from 200. to 20000. to the edge."
Solid spruce top. Solid rosewood back and sides. No Laminates. Nut, saddle and pins have been upgraded. Rosewood fretboard. Rosewood headstock plate. Frets in excellent shape. Comes with generic hard shell case. This guitar is really loud with a nice clear ring. A Bluegrass cannon.Can be seen and heard athttp://www.myspace.com/paulie0169No comments about my sloppy playing pleaseFinancial advisor says I have to sell before I can buy the new…See More
"Definately the Eastman! I lust after one of these myself and for the money you get all solid woods ebony fretboards and bridges and they come really close to that old Martin sound. If that is what you are looking for."
"I have to disagree to a point. I own 2 custom D's. 1 Mahogany and 1 Rosewood. Are they a d28 or a d18? No. But they both have plenty of tone and both are cannons. You can not find a louder acoustic guitar out there. That is the primary reason I…"
"consider this too.... It is pretty hard to monitor one's own progress. It's like nurturing a puppy... a friend might come over and say, "Wow, your dog sure has grown!" and you may not have even noticed the "progress"…"
"Also keep in mind that it hard to monitor one's own progress. Living with it every day is kind of like nurturing a puppy. A friend might come over and say, "Wow, your dog sure is getting big" and you might not have really noticed…"
"I would love to be able to afford an upscale custom dreadnaught. But it just isn't in the cards. With that being said I have to stick with my pair of Martin Custom D's. 1 Rosewood 1 Mahogany. They have volume tone and character. Can't…"
"I have been in the first book for only about a week. I have been playing for about 2 years and never really progressed past just playing chords and straight rhythm with no runs but the infamous g runs. The first volume has helped me more, in the…"
This group is for members who are working with the 8-Volume Flatpicking Essentials course written by Dan Miller and Tim May. This is the place to meet others who are working with the course and share your arrangements.See More
Get the first 2 of Dan Miller's 8 volume set (book and CD), "complete" everything you'll ever want to know about the subject is and will be in these volumes. Go to the FMG site. Personally, I'm glad Dan did this…"
All of the mentioned are good and I would agree with Steve Kaufman's instructional Cd's and Dvd's
Along with his great teaching skills he has a great sense of humor and is a great player
check out his stuff , the Figuring Out…"
Found a solution to an often mentioned problem when having installed a piezo type bridge plate pickup transducer. The consensus of several Internet responders who have done this is that while the sound from strings 2 through 6 is good, the high e-string is way too quiet with no real ring, sustain, etc. Some have suggested moving the transducer for that string away from a brace, Adding a 4th transducer, a not so easy job, etc.I recently installed a JJB pickup (jjbelectronics) in a 40 year old…See More
I play two-thirds of a guitar. I have some wrist issues with fretting the 6th string. I enjoy finger picking but have been an avid follower of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine for about 6 years. I find Dan Huckabee's beginners arrangements great for the bari-uke. I have also found much of Adam Granger's work suits my DGBE tuning.I once took a class from Dan Miller in Palo Alto, California and he told me that his daughter was playing the baritone uke. I have e-mailed Adam about his new FGM…See More
"I have a left handed Blue Chip TAD 3R 40 pick and I find it a great pick to use, no scraping and quick on the strings. The only problem is that the tone is quite bass-y which is great for lead picking or Mandolin but not so good for rhythm…"