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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Phil Keaggy
« on: January 23, 2007, 06:58:25 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by just strum
I see your point and I am a bigger fan of the artist that can condense a song in 2 to 3 minutes.  Always liked early Elvis Costello and Green Day..., but I think when you watch Phil you get caught up in his ability to play and to a degree lose sight of the length of the song.  I'm not sure if I could listen to a whole CD in one sitting, but a live concert would be captivating  - even if it was one two hour song.

Mark

http://www.washburn.com/forum/pop_profile.asp?mode=display&id=6645



I agree, when I watch him play I'm sort of mesmorized, but just listening, I hear perfect endings and then he goes on & on and it gets a little repetitous on some songs.  Just my opinion!

Thanks for posting the links, I had never heard of Phil Keaggy!

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Phil Keaggy
« on: January 23, 2007, 06:01:19 AM »
Since Just Strum first posted the Phil Keaggy links, I've explored his music and I am amazed at his expertice and talent, and I love listening to him, but sometimes I think that he doesn't know when to end a song! :-)

Anyone else feel that way?

Ray

Washburn 5200
Old Yamaha Classical
Ovation 1983 Collector's Series
Taylor NS42-CE Classical

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / More YouTube
« on: January 23, 2007, 12:04:45 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by steve206

Thank you for that.  Used to listen to that because my folks did.  Thanks for bringing it back and almost accessible for me to attempt.

Steve



If you do learn it, I'd love to hear it!

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / More YouTube
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:05:41 PM »
Another nice You Tube performance!

http://www.youtube.com:80/watch?v=VN-c0gAeSdU

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Nylon Vs. Steel
« on: January 20, 2007, 03:09:27 AM »
I asked this question in the alt.guitar Newsgroup, but so far, I haven't gotten many responses, so I thought I would ask it here since this is such a friendly group, with so many knowledgeable people (kissing up to the group [:)])

Why do classical guitars, or guitars designed for nylon strings, always have
tuning keys perpendicular to the body of the guitar, whereas acoustic steel
string guitars have their keys parallel to the body?  Is there any technical
reason for this, or is it just a matter of tradition?  I suppose that the
same question could be asked about the difference in the type of bridge between the two!

Thanks,
Ray


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quote:
Originally posted by mrmudcat

yep its all fun and games until someone loses an eye[B)]



Yeah and it's the guy holding the guitar who gets it, ouch that hurts!!

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quote:
Originally posted by vheissu

Is it just me, or is the pin on the 5th string sticking out slightly?

Ben



I think it's okay, have you ever had a pin pop out and shoot across the room? [:D]

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quote:
Originally posted by ship of fools

lunaray nice pic, what the jury really wants to know is how does she sound after putting her back together.louis.....PS you should ask karmaking to make you a wall hanger I believe he had some that matched his medicine box on the wall.louis

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
and lots of other great guitars



She sounds beautiful, though the neck is a little narrow for my fat fingers!

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Yeah, I thought of that; I'll paint the other one too, then they'll match!

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Note the left screw hole on the bridge, it ain't white like the other one!  The ivory plug fell out, so being a dumb teenager at the time, I figured that I could just fill the hole with Elmer's glue!  I didn't realize that Elmer's glue doesn't dry white!  :-)

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My old Washburn 5200:  All dressed up with no place to go!




Oh wait, I know what I'll do with her, I'll make her a wall-flower!  http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Hercules-Stands-GSP38WB-Wood-Wallmount-Guitar-Hanger?sku=453089

[:)]





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quote:
Originally posted by MarkD

Look inside with a mirror and a flashlight and see if it is X braced (an X pattern) or ladder braced (only side to side braces with one or two braces running the length).

Mark


I have a tooth that's bothering me, when I go to the dentist, I'll try and steal a mirror! [:D]

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quote:
Originally posted by ship of fools

Lunaray I would bet looking at the pic(higher resolution) you took that it wasnt a floating bridge after all you can see on the outside edge of the new bridge the old lines from the original bridge,someone must have taken the original off for whatever reason and then placed the floating bridge on.Also did you happen to find the third set of numbers that Keef refered to.Any who have you tried to string here up to see if it sounds good.louis[8D]

Millenium Brigade
Rover Brigade
and lots of other great guitars



I guess you're probably right since I have not yet seen a picture of one like mine with a tailpiece, and I've seen quite a few pictures since I first started looking for information.  I've already re-strung it with nylon strings, but I think I think I'll try some light guage steel strings to see what it sounds like and when I do, I'll get a mirror and see if I can find some more numbers, or clues!

Thanks for your input!

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quote:
Originally posted by MarkD

Here is a model 5206 from 1935 - some similarities with the older 5200 pictured above. This one has the original smile bridge that Keef refers to - ebony with a bone saddle - which yours would have come with from the factory. Yours may have been modified with the floating bridge and tail piece added after the original lifted - a commom home remedy.

Mark


Thanks Mark!

I am definitely no expert but my gut feeling is that the floating bridge/tailpiece was the original configuration, I don't know why, it was so long ago, just a feeling!  I'll keep looking to find out more about my old geetar, it's kind of fun!

Here's a higher resolution photo of my Washburn!


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Steve Goodman of course!

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