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We all love golf or we wouldn't be here. Anyone a musician?

 

I would consider myself a hack of a guitar player. But I love acoustic guitars and playing them.

 

This new Martin release almost spikes my interest more than golf clubs.

 

 

 

 

- Alan

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Very cool. What kind of wood is used for the top and headstock? Own 30 year old D42, 45 year old J45, '70 Gibson Les Paul custom

 

 

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I used to have a 72 Les Paul but sold it some time ago - big mistake, but I needed the money.

I now have a Fender Telecaster blacktop, which is a little gem of a guitar and very capable of many different tones and styles. And it isn't quite a PITA to keep in tune like the old Les Paul was - but I guess you never quite lose the liking for an old classic. A bit like golf clubs I guess.

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Just down the road a piece from my office on Kent Island, there is a guitar manufacturer-Paul Reed Smith.   I don't know that much about guitars, back many, many years ago in my youth, I was a drummer in a local club band.  During my high school years, my buds and I formed what is commonly referred as a garage band.   We played the local school dances and teen clubs.   But for what its worth, the lead and rhythm guitars players used Gibson and the base player used Fender.

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I live in the "Bluegrass Capital of the World".  Host of the worlds oldest and largest Fiddlers Convention ( http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/default.htm).  You would be amazed at the world renowned musicians that come here every year.  It's nothing for me to walk outside my office onto Main Street and see Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Wayne Henderson (Henderson Guitars), Dori Freeman, The Church Sisters or Zac Brown just hanging out on the corner jamming.

 

Jimmy Edmunds' shop is about 4 blocks from my office.  You can watch some of the videos on his website ( http://www.edmondsguitars.com/ ) to see some of the famous people he makes his $20,000 guitars for.

 

My daughters guitar teacher for the past two years is a world famous session musician, Chester McMillian.  He has played on some of the biggest selling albums of all time.  Nashville sends a plane to pick him up quite often.  My daughter has played on stage with Rhonda Vincent, The Church Sisters, and a bunch of bluegrass bands i'm sure nobody on here has heard of.  Several locals were on Hee Haw (no joke) for years, including Roni Stoneman. her dad was Pop Stoneman who lived here most of his life.

 
Here is a pic of Zac Brown down the street from my office.  Notice, he is playing an Edmunds guitar!

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Very cool. What kind of wood is used for the top and headstock? Own 30 year old D42, 45 year old J45, '70 Gibson Les Paul custom

 

 

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That's all Mahogany! Stem to stern.

 

 

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I live in the "Bluegrass Capital of the World". Host of the worlds oldest and largest Fiddlers Convention ( http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/default.htm). You would be amazed at the world renowned musicians that come here every year. It's nothing for me to walk outside my office onto Main Street and see Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Wayne Henderson (Henderson Guitars), Dori Freeman, The Church Sisters or Zac Brown just hanging out on the corner jamming.

 

Jimmy Edmunds' shop is about 4 blocks from my office. You can watch some of the videos on his website ( http://www.edmondsguitars.com/ ) to see some of the famous people he makes his $20,000 guitars for.

 

My daughters guitar teacher for the past two years is a world famous session musician, Chester McMillian. He has played on some of the biggest selling albums of all time. Nashville sends a plane to pick him up quite often. My daughter has played on stage with Rhonda Vincent, The Church Sisters, and a bunch of bluegrass bands i'm sure nobody on here has heard of. Several locals were on Hee Haw (no joke) for years, including Roni Stoneman. her dad was Pop Stoneman who lived here most of his life.

 

Here is a pic of Zac Brown down the street from my office. Notice, he is playing an Edmunds guitar!

That's awesome sixcat!!

 

 

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Just down the road a piece from my office on Kent Island, there is a guitar manufacturer-Paul Reed Smith. I don't know that much about guitars, back many, many years ago in my youth, I was a drummer in a local club band. During my high school years, my buds and I formed what is commonly referred as a garage band. We played the local school dances and teen clubs. But for what its worth, the lead and rhythm guitars players used Gibson and the base player used Fender.

Paul Reed Smith?! Holy crap! They make amazing basses.

 

 

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Just down the road a piece from my office on Kent Island, there is a guitar manufacturer-Paul Reed Smith. I don't know that much about guitars, back many, many years ago in my youth, I was a drummer in a local club band. During my high school years, my buds and I formed what is commonly referred as a garage band. We played the local school dances and teen clubs. But for what its worth, the lead and rhythm guitars players used Gibson and the base player used Fender.

PRS guitars are legit, those babies are absolutely beautiful and sound amazing.

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I've always been a sax player. Head a couple opportunities in college to Jan on open Mike, but never made the leap. Now I occasionally play at church.

 

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I've always been a sax player. Head a couple opportunities in college to Jan on open Mike, but never made the leap. Now I occasionally play at church.

 

planet earth

Nice! I played Alto and Bari in Band. I play once a year or so now. Thought about picking up a soprano.

 

 

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Just noticed auto correct changed a bunch of words. Guess I need to read before send😎.

I like my Alto.

 

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I just watched last weekend on PBS a gay named Tommy Emmanuel. WOW!!! he can play

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I just watched last weekend on PBS a gay named Tommy Emmanuel. WOW!!! he can play

He is thought of as one of the best in the world. He is truly amazing.

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I can't play a lick, but I love guitar players. Who are your favorites? I'll chime in with mine after I see what some of you "players" have to say.

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I'm a real fan of Dave Matthews earlier playing.

 

I can't even begin to make a list. I would be here all night.

 

Acoustic Blues is my favorite style.

 

 

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Paul Reed Smith?! Holy crap! They make amazing basses.

- Alan

You are thinking Ken smith bass. I used to own one, regret it everyday.

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It's not guitar but I was a music major - trumpet! I played in a big band after college and made a few bucks on the side. It was fun, I miss playing, a lot!

 

 

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