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Sounds like a lot of money but it did include the hardshell case.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Waco, TX
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:20:10 AM »
Just checking in on our friends in Waco after yesterday's news.
It would be great to hear that y'all  are ok.

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Fresh guitar drool
« on: March 07, 2013, 11:34:12 AM »
Hi guys,
I haven't visited the Washburn site in a while and stumbled upon this beauty and it makes me drool a little bit.

Has anybody played one?
How's everybody been?

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Finger Picks?
« on: July 13, 2011, 12:47:31 PM »
Anybody using them?  

I like fingerpicking and decided that I should learn to use picks. I bought a few sets and I've been working on it.  I can't decide if I should keep at it or just stick with my bare fingers.

I like the way the picks sound but they're hard to work with.  Any advice?

Want to buy one of Clapton's acoustics?

Bonhams is delighted to announce this landmark auction, which includes more than 150 lots from Eric Clapton's personal collection. The sale will feature over 70 guitars and 70 amps which have helped create Clapton's legendary sound. This is the first time the rock icon has donated his historic amplifiers to auction and gives fans a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Clapton history.

It sure got cold after the rain fell T20

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Guitars4Troops
« on: February 10, 2011, 07:45:22 AM »
Sounds like a good cause.

It sure got cold after the rain fell T20


Rage Against The Machine have come out in support of striking workers in some of the world's most prominent guitar manufacturers.

One of the world's best selling musical instruments, the guitar is now big business. Assembled in factories across the globe, it is now subject to the same market forces which make and shape every other area of our lives.

Which is why it is sad to report that production in South Korea has been halted amid an industrial strike. It seems that some of the world's largest guitar companies are involved with factories who have questionable conditions.

Cort Guitar workers have gone on strike after years of apparent abuse. A statement from their union reveals support from Rage Against The Machine icons Tom Morello and Zach de la Rocha.

A statement from the workers states:

The Cort and Cor-tek guitar workers of South Korea produced guitars at Cort’s factories for famous brands such as Fender and Ibanez for decades, but were abruptly fired in 2007 for forming a union to change their sweatshop-like conditions. Both Korea’s National Labor Relations Commission and the Seoul courts judged Cort’s mass dismissal and the sudden closure of its Korean factories to be illegal.

The Commission and the courts also found the company’s claim of financial hardship to be false and fined the company. However, despite these rulings, Cort has used intimidation and violence to secure forced resignations from the workers to deny them unemployment benefits and to retaliate against the union through hired thugs. The workers’ case is now in Korea’s Supreme Court.

Cort Guitars has profited in the billions of dollars from making guitars for the global market. But at NAMM, the guitar workers and supporters from all walks of life will call on Cort, Fender and Ibanez to respect basic worker rights and re-open Cort’s illegally shuttered factories.

A full press conference by the worker's union is scheduled for January 13th in Los Angeles, during the NAMM Show. For more details click HERE.

It sure got cold after the rain fell T20

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Ho Ho Ho
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:30:39 AM »
Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah to all you crazy cats on the forum.  I hope everyone has a peaceful holiday.

Anybody expecting anything good from the man in red?

It sure got cold after the rain fell T20

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Frustration
« on: October 15, 2010, 07:40:19 AM »
Ever get frustrated with your progress?  
Ever see someone really good and wonder why you bother to keep trying?
Ever work on a piece for months and find that you still don't have it?

(Warning:  The next few lines may be disturbing.  Reader discretion is advised).

Ever want to smash your guitar into splinters and move on?
Ever consider switching to drums?
What keeps you going?

Wish you were here

This is spinning off from another thread where we were talking about the current state of pop music.

I think I remember a quote from Joni Mitchell who said that today's musicians are two generations away from greatness.  I agree with that completely.

Thank God I grew up on a better musical diet than the kids have today.  Sure there are some good young bands around, but this is a generation without a Townsend, a Dylan, a Clapton, a Zappa, a Jagger, a Zeppelin, a Motown, a Simon or a Garfunkle, a Lennon or a McCartney.  

Who do they have that comes close?   80's punk was cool for awhile, but since then practically nothing interests me at all and it makes me sad.

Is rock and roll dead or will someone come along to save it?

Wish you were here

Congratulations to Baby Girl and her lucky new husband on their wedding day.  

BG, I hope you know that your parents' Forum Friends are proud of you and wish you the best.
Good luck!

Do it again

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / WebJam
« on: February 20, 2010, 12:28:34 PM »
I know Kimo has a live jam in the works for this summer, but I had an idea that might hold us over until then.

I wonder if there's any way we could put together a little video jam.  Here's the way I see it.  Someone gets on their webcam and lays down a simple chord progression that everyone could play.  Maybe a 12-bar blues.

Let's say Rocket does that.  He could then email his video to everyone that wants to play.

We would then play along with Rocket's track in front of our own webcams, and then we'd send our files to the Video Editing Expert.

That person could take all the individual video files and produce a video of the whole group playing.  (Maybe Brady Bunch style blocks)?

Obviously this idea isn't fully cooked, so if you have any thoughts or ideas, let's hear them.  Think we could make some noise together?

When the moment is right, will you be ready?

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Twelve Days
« on: December 18, 2009, 09:23:26 AM »
On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...

Life'll kill ya

Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Washburn sighting!
« on: November 17, 2009, 11:08:08 PM »
Guys, I'm in Chicago this week and had dinner tonight at the House of Blues.  When I walked in I noticed a display case in the lobby that had two guitars in it, and I was happy to see that it was a pair of Wasburns.

The acoustic is a D11-BR and it was autographed by Ringo Starr & his All-Star Band.  One of the autographs looks like Jack Bruce's.  

There was also an electric that was signed by members of Duran Duran, as well as Wynonna Judd.

It's not something you see every day, so I thought you guys might like to have a look.  

Life'll kill ya

Thought you might like a peek at a newly revised Oscar model.  The OG3 new features a vine of life fretboard inly.  It's a pretty nice sounding dreadnought with a list price of $309.90 and a street price is $199.

Pretty sweet!

My Shop:

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