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About PrairieSchooner

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  • Birthday 01/18/1947

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    Kansas prairie
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    Hunting/shotguns, fly fishing, pipe smoking, music, books/reading and I write a bit.

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  1. More guitars than I need, more shotguns than I need, more fly rods than I need, etc. etc. My wife and kids are gonna have to deal with 'em someday cause I ain't selling any 😄!
  2. Um, I admire your chutzpah but...let us know how that works for ya 😀...
  3. I searched for these on the site but didn't find anything. Just wondering anyone has any experience? I'm not in the market for anything myself, but I've seen their ads and looked at their website; they look quite nice and their price is certainly attractive. Ian Tyson supposedly plays them, not that he's known for his guitar playing.
  4. One of the best guitars I ever owned was a 70's Heritage Custom. Not real loud, but the sweetest sounding guitar...wish I had it still!
  5. Don't know anything about the guitar, but Jorma is a great player, and I really liked Donovan before he went all cosmic.
  6. Couple of nice 12-string collections on here! Those 18-string guitars had to be built like an air raid bunker! I remember when the Smith 18's were around and were a big deal; they never interested me much. But I've never been without a 12, from the cheesy cheap Mexican first one I bought, through a couple of Framus Texans (interesting guitars with a unique sound), a couple of B-45-12's and an Alvarez with the bridge held on with drywall anchors (amazing how good it sounded considering). I had a Martin D-12-20 but never bonded with it; sounded too "sweet" for my taste. My current one is the 1970's Westerly Guild F-212XL in my avatar. I love rosewood guitars but do find they sometimes sound a little muddy in a 12; mahogany or maple works better for my ear. I agree you probably won't wear one out and probably won't play it as often as the 6's, but nothing puts that rumble in your belly like a good ol' 12, and some songs just don't sound right on anything else.
  7. I looked at my old Guild 12 last night; it's a ding and not quite a hole as I remembered. Also, it's in the lower front bout, not the rear. So see: pretty soon you won't even see it, nor remember where it is 😀...
  8. Sure wouldn't hurt to have a good luthier take a look. Estimates are typically free 😀. Might ease your mind too.
  9. Hey, some folks are paying big bucks for new guitars made to look like they've had the crap beat out of them 😀! Maybe just pretend you've started the process of doing it yourself? Seriously, I know how you feel. A deer antler shed fell off a shelf and hit my Guild F212XL. As I recall it actually punched a small hole. It's on the lower rear bout so I never look at it 😁.
  10. Don't over-think it. Find a guitar you like; it'll blend fine.
  11. Only three currently; '92 J200... '77 RB-250 set up for old-time styles... and '24 A-Jr mandolin... in the past I've owned a Cherry Sunburst J-45, Tobacco Sunburst J-45, natural top J-50, Heritage Custom, and a couple of B-45-12's. All gone, and sadly mostly unphotographed.
  12. Me too, back in the day. Later, written larger and on the floor. These days, I'd probably need all the lyrics there too 😅...
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