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70 years old
January 22, 1947
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South Florida
Guitars. Music. Building stuff. Sailing. Politics. Fine wine. My wife. (not necessarily in that order)

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  1. Heads Up

    30 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

    Got a big package of Sunbeams from today, but was startled when I opened the package.

    DR has always called their PB 12's "medium", maybe because they use 54's rather than the more typical 53's for the low E.

    It seems they have now re-designated these as "light" to be consistent with most other manufacturers, at least on the packaging. The DR website still names these as "medium", although the box containing them is clearly labeled "light".

    The packaging has changed as well, which threw me a bit. I don't respond well to change when it comes to guitar stuff.

    I did check on the DR website to confirm that what I was sent was what I'm used to putting on my guitars.

    Just a heads up when you're ordering: make sure the product designation is RCA-12 if you want Sunbeam 12-54's.
  2. nice guitar straps

    05 August 2017 - 12:23 PM

    Yeah, I've been away for some time, cruising on my boat along the downeast coast of Maine. We went to a small but high-end arts and crafts show in Northeast Harbor yesterday, and I stumbled onto this leatherworker who does pretty awesome straps. These are all leather, and are padded on the inside--soft leather or suede over foam.

    She's not a player, but gets a lot of input from players of all types, both acoustic and electric.

    She has a new strap--not yet on here website--that is contoured, rather than straight, which would be particularly good on a guitar with the strap fitted at the neck heel rather than at the headstock.

    She also does matching belts, which have a leather flap covering the buckle so that there is no risk of buckle rash for you cowpokes that like big leather belts.

    nice straps

    You won't hear much from me until sometime in October, which is probably a good thing.
  3. Rosewood Firebird

    25 May 2017 - 06:42 AM

    A wolf in wolf's clothing. I could dig this:

  4. Triad

    01 May 2017 - 07:03 AM

    This is a David Crosby solo acoustic studio take from 1969, and shows the sheer power of that Martin 12-string in the right hands. I suspect it's the converted D-18 that had a 12-fret neck with an adjustable truss rod installed in the late 1960's. If so, that also would have meant shifting the bridge further towards the tail, which would have changed the tonal balance of the guitar quite a bit.

    Put on the headphones and crank up the volume. Tune out the words if the subject of the song bothers you, but this was the 1960's.

    Croz maybe at the peak of his vocal power, even as his life was spiraling out of control:

  5. A New Record

    08 March 2017 - 08:22 AM

    Time to start looking in the back of your aunt's closets:
    a Ric for the ages


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    02 Mar 2016 - 19:46
    Whats going on with you, ya "old wanker"?
    Have you had any news or word from GillianGirl (Karen)??? Miss that gal!
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    18 Jan 2015 - 17:27
    Did you meet John and carry the guitars to him or ship them?
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    18 Jan 2015 - 14:06
    Hey Nick, what are you thinking about selling??
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    ol fred 

    27 Dec 2012 - 08:56
    mirror? so turn of the century
    try this
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    01 Nov 2012 - 03:38
    Hey Nick,I know that you are a sailor. With regards to the HMS Bounty tragedy and sinking off Cape Hatteras....what do think that Captains mindset was ,as he steered his crew into disaster? Would like to hear your insight. Rod
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    ol fred 

    12 Jul 2012 - 07:52
    Illegitimi non carborundum
    empty your mailbox
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    16 Feb 2012 - 18:02
    Nick...I'm getting the frets redone on my L-7......they were pretty low and with my finger tips, I need more fret....ahhhh the joys of vintage ownership!
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    11 Feb 2012 - 11:46
    Nick....America's cup is still short several million in San Francisco.....think that's a problem???
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    01 Feb 2012 - 21:34
    Hey Nick...been playing my L-7, these guys really have a nice sound...just wondering how your voyage is going with yours???
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