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Guitar Information Hotline! For your convenience we have installed the following menu to aid you in connecting with the right help for answering those tough to answer guitar questions. If you have questions regarding major chords, please press
1, 3, 5 If your question is about minor chords please press
1, 2 followed by the “pound sign”, then
5 (what? You were expecting maybe a “b” key?) For questions about the “Nashville Numbering System” please press
“0” and ask the operator, and we’ll be happy to send you our Roman numeral keypad set. The cost is $IV.XCIX plus shipping To direct your questions to our flatpicking experts please press
1,2,3,4,5,6, but do so as fast as you possibly can, keeping your wrist loose and your finger relaxed as you depress the numbers on the keypad. For crosspicking questions the number is
13243546 but should be “dialed” with the same speed as the number for simple flatpicking – as Steve Kaufman would say, “Keep up now!” For questions about classical playing please press
“2” with your thumb, then follow that with keys numbered
4,5,6 – making absolutely sure that you use only the proper fingers assigned to each numbered button as follows; index finger on the 4, middle finger on the 5, and ring finger on the 6. Make sure each finger follows through each number and comes to rest on the button below the depressed button (for instance, your index finger should depress the 4, and come to rest against the #7 button). If you wish to inquire about Travis picking press
1,3 with your thumb. Continue pressing the 1 and 3 in this manner while pressing numbers
4, 5,and
6 in a nearly random order. For questions about electric guitar please press
110. For questions about playing acoustically – tap the side of the tin can and
make sure that string is taut now!

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Comment by Doug Lindhout on September 27, 2009 at 4:05pm
Too funny. Thanks for the post.
Comment by John Bauman on September 27, 2009 at 7:31pm
I never thought about the possibility of coating the strings. I wonder it that wouldn't technically make the string into "Cable" and cause all sorts of telecommunications taxes?
Comment by John Bauman on September 27, 2009 at 7:33pm
By the way, notice my HD 28 is in the background. I'm playing Joe's Shenk (number <100 ). It's a great guitar too.
Comment by John Bauman on September 28, 2009 at 6:35am
Ha! That hat is the one I bought when you and I were up at Hoffman's.
Comment by Making Sawdust on November 11, 2009 at 3:03pm
Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha,Ha.........can't...Ha Ha Ha....stop.....love it......Ha..Ha...


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