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Jim Turpin
  • Memphis, TN
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Playing a Fender loaner somewhere in West Texas

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Favorite Flatpickers
Russ Barenberg
all the Winfield winners that teach at Kaufman Kamp, all the teachers who don't go to Winfield ,
Chris Newman, Tony McMonster, Robin Bullock
wait...don't forget Adam Granger....and Stephen Benett
Well..um...Norman, Clarence and Tony
Favorite Flatpicking Tunes
all Irish jigs, reels and Hornpipes
Favorite Guitars
NGC's and Proulx's and my '25 0018 and my '74 D35S

...did I say I have a bunch of others...

I have had a pretty bad case of gas for the last several years and have collected a couple of nice guitars...I'll try to post some pics here in the future.

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1 3/4 vs. 1 11/16.....or anything else....

I'm just thinking, I have 3 guitars that are 1 and 7/8 or bigger, some that 1 3/4...and some 1 11/16...It's a bit difficult to go from one extreme to the other in a short period of time, but I haven't had a real problem. Seems like some folks are selling guitars because they want the 1 3/4 and have the 1 11/16....I just can't really tell the difference after I get a few minutes of playing in. My 1925 0018's neck is a bit like a club...bigger than my GE....but it sure feels good after a few… Continue

Posted on May 8, 2008 at 8:52pm — 2 Comments

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At 7:59pm on May 8, 2008, Marty Lanham said…
May the wind be at your back and the road rise to meet you.
At 8:38pm on May 8, 2008, Rick Crenshaw said…
School's almost up, that's wut! I'm anxious to pick on that new Lanham! Barry says its sweet as Tupelo honey! I haven't forgotten that I owe a case or two from last year. Gimme a holla afore we head up to Kamp.
At 8:11am on May 11, 2008, Tommy Jordan said…
I'll probably bring the 0000-28h to Kamp but Ben may play it. Since there is no banjo during Week 2, he's taking guitar instead. Besides, I'll be getting my NGC!!!!!
At 11:20pm on May 11, 2008, Roberto Dalla Vecchia said…
Thank you Jim,
I'm glad you like it....
Best of luck with your picking,
At 10:29pm on May 13, 2008, Keith Yoder said…
Hi Jim, yessirreee JimBob looking forward to seeing you at kamp. Keith
At 8:53am on May 27, 2008, Mario Proulx said…
Mario...why do these cedar topped Cocco's sound so good?

I think the warmth of the cedar top works well with the cocobolo, which can be very bright, to the point of being harsh at times. I work the cocobolo toward a warmer response when combined with spruces, but let it do its bright/harsh thing when combined with the cedar.
At 9:52am on August 1, 2008, Lane Rudiger said…
Thanks again for lending me your Collings at SKAK. I had a great time and even better time playing the Collings. Hope to see you again at Kamp in the years to come. Thanks Lane
At 4:45pm on November 27, 2008, Eric Lambert said…
Thanks for the friendship Jim:)
At 7:46pm on November 21, 2010, Kathy Barwick gave Jim Turpin a gift
looking for a "gift" with green toenail polish... this'll have to do.
At 7:54pm on December 26, 2011, Todd McFarland said…

I am new to the memphis area and looking for a good jam or two to go to, any information would be appreciated.

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