For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Hard to imagine someone more dedicated to the kind of music that this website is dedicated to than Ricky Skaggs, and it's harder still to imagine a musician with more musical integrity, and power within the…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on November 18, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments
Acoustic guitars are fragile things, and even the most cared for instruments suffer from wear and tear due to playing.
Fret jobs, set ups - those things just happen. This article is written on a basic info level - but if you happen to be in North Texas - then I've got links to a custom guitar builder and master repairman that I personally have used in the past for fret jobs and set up problems on my guitars.
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on November 11, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments
Of course I know that most flatpickers prefer Martin style instruments - I certainly do, but I was raised with a flatpicking grandfather that mostly played Gibson.
Could be that some folk's have a particular style of playing that is best represented by Gibson Dreadnoughts or Super Jumbo guitars?
If so - then I want to hear about it, and if possible, hear you play as well!!!
Anyway, Gibson still makes great guitars - and who doesn't think the J…Continue
For beginners or someone looking for a good travel guitar - I created this list of what I think are the best five flat tops for around $500.00 Of course finding one that's used cuts the price in half a lot of times - all of these are good guitars,…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on August 13, 2011 at 7:49am — No Comments
Just published an article about these beautiful Martin D 50's. I can't imagine having the money to buy one, or buying one even if…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on August 1, 2011 at 3:46pm — No Comments
I've got a new flat top, and I'm having some trouble finding out much about it. It sat in my grandmother's closet for years and years without being touched by anyone.
I've got the hundred and thirty first Santa Cruz ever made - and that guitar is just too special to me to carry around with me anywhere, or to keep in my travel trailer home. I just worry about it too much, as it's Brazilian rosewood. . . .and because people always think that it's a pre war D 28 when it's…Continue
I seriously doubt that anyone in this forum would NOT know all about what these guitars are. Sure, I'm doing some self promotion here, but the truth is that I would really appreciate feedback on it. In any case, I at least hope that nobody feels offended by me publishing blogs here that link to Hubpages.com articles that I produce.…Continue
Added by Wesman Todd Shaw on June 25, 2011 at 2:23pm — No Comments
I've never once put my hands on one of these things - not that I recall, anyway. I've been fooling with steel string acoustics since I was twelve years old though, and me and my grandfather used to hit every flea market within a hundred miles to buy them cheap, repair (if needed) and re sell them.
So likely I HAVE played a "C.F. Mountain" guitar, but the lack of ethics in the name and display is astonishing.
I know I know. You don't want to hear about Japanese guitars. I'm sorry, I recently played one that was so good a guitar that I have to talk about it. Hell, I created a nice webpage about Yamaki brand acoustic guitars because the one that my Uncle Thomas owns is so nice.
Martin Style dreadnought with nice appointments, but a Western Red Cedar top…Continue
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