• Guitars that I own and play

    From Charles George@1:19/33 to All on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 21:31:49

    I own a Yamaha Classical Guitar, a Yamaha Standard, an Ovation Acoustic/Electric, and a Silver Reed 12-string Acoustic/Electric.
    I find each one I like for different reasons. Like I find for simple blues and folk songs my 12-string is my favorite. For Jazz type tunes I like either my classical guitar or my ovation.
    Some of my favorite guitarists to listen to mainly on Lp or Cd: Charlie Byrd, Laurindo Almedia, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, George Benson, Charlie Christian,
    Christopher Parkening.
    I have posted a few of my favorites to play at http://www.flatpickerhangout.com as TexasFolkie.
    I am going through a Leadbelly and Woody Guthrie phase currently in songs I am trying to learn and play.

    Charles George

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  • From Richard Webb@1:116/901 to Charles George on Thursday, July 28, 2011 22:37:03
    Hello Charles, and welcome to the guitar echo.

    Sounds like you get quite a bit of enjoyment from yoru axes. Also thanks to DAryl your host sysop for carrying this echo.

    I know a lot of folks don't think of it, but a 12 string
    acoustic has some rather admirable qualities for lead work.
    A friend of mine does some of the best damned flamenco style and even adapts it
    to rock and blues as well as jazzier
    stuff. I'm not near as accomplished, but back in the day I
    used to use an Alvarez 12 for a lot of fill and some lead
    work on my original compositions, and my six string acoustic for straight ahead
    pound out the rhythm stuff.

    My twelve I've always liked the best was an Alvarez 12 my
    lady bought me for my birthday and I lost in Katrina. I
    still have a decent Martin, couldn't tell you its
    nomenclature at the moment, but its a good instrument.

    I owned one of the older ovations for awhile. WAs never
    real fond of them, but owned it because it was an easy
    guitar for just sitting in with bands of friends of mine I'd visit when they would gig, I could just bring the Ovation, a direct box, mic cable and a regular guitar plug in cable.
    PLug in and jam with them for a bit. But, for acoustic
    guitar tone it was a little thin for my tastes when placed
    in front of a microphone.

    Part of my extreme prejudice against Ovations also has to do with the fact that
    I"M a sit down guitarist, and the round
    backed guitar against the round of my belly means the
    guitar's always slipping out of optimum playing position.

    Thanks for dropping by again, hang around! NOt a whole lot
    of activity, but I know there are a couple of lurkers, a
    young lady from Biloxi, MS. was here for awhile, maybe
    she'll show up again now that she sees life here.

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