Acoustic Guitar Circle

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« Reply #20 on: 11 May 2010, 03:55 pm »
James,  Fenders seem to run 1-5/8" to 1-11/16", I don't know what years have which? 1-3/4" seem like a good size for us flt top pickers....
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« Reply #21 on: 11 May 2010, 05:02 pm »
Lou
You're right on the money...ran upstairs with the caliper...the Bill Lawrence Tele measures 1-5/8 which is 1/16 less than the too-narrow flattop nuts.  Looks like there's a new Thorell neck with a 1-3/4 nut in my future.  I can hear other players saying, "Whoa, that's a wide neck!" 

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« Reply #22 on: 11 May 2010, 05:09 pm »
James, I think for most electric players 1-11/16" is a good nut width (unless they have big hands) but for those of us who play acoustic 1-3/4" is the way to go, especially if you sometimes play fingerstyle as well as with a flat pick.  good luck, lou


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« Reply #23 on: 23 May 2010, 06:13 pm »
Lou, on a different note, can you tell us who some of your favorite acoustic guitarists are? Always looking to expand my collection  :D

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« Reply #24 on: 23 May 2010, 06:33 pm »
+1 on that.

I am starting back to practice on my acoustic (Tippin SJT) and could use some fresh inspiration.

-dB

P.S. For those of you who haven't (and are interested), search for the thread I started on classical guitar recommendations.  Some stupendous choices there.

Some personal favorites of mine:
Classical: Dale Kavanagh, Martha Masters
Bluegrass: David Grier
Folk/Fahey-influenced: Jack Rose, James Blackshaw

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« Reply #25 on: 23 May 2010, 06:54 pm »
Lou, on a different note, can you tell us who some of your favorite acoustic guitarists are? Always looking to expand my collection  :D

I'd like to hear others favorites as well!!

ok,  first that come to mind.....
Kelly Jo Phelps  ( though didn't like his new instrumental cd that much?)
Martin Simpson
Ali Farke Toure
Leo Kottke   .... duh!
Ed Gerhard

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« Reply #26 on: 24 May 2010, 02:55 am »
 :duh: Just listened to Leo Kottke for first time > WOW!

Thx for the recommendations, lets keep'em coming.

How bout Federic Mesnier :thumb:

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« Reply #27 on: 24 May 2010, 04:10 am »
more acoustic guitarists:

Norman Blake
Doc Watson
David Grier
Brian Sutton
Tony Rice
Bireli LaGrene
Dan Crary
Martin Taylor
Dan Tyminski
...
deceased:
T-Bone Walker
Robert Johnson
Django Reinhardt
Chet Atkins
Merle Travis
John Fahey
...


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« Reply #28 on: 24 May 2010, 04:26 am »
Austin Weyand fingerstyle 
Frank Vignola one of the most soulful jazz guitarists alive
Geoff Mulduar (Maria's ex-husband)
Eric Schoenberg, one of the best ragtime guitarists ever, started the modern OM renaissance, builder of some of the finest fingerstyle guitars in the world

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« Reply #30 on: 24 May 2010, 06:50 pm »
Michael Hedges, Muriel Anderson, Leo Kottke, Roy Buchanan (electric), Stevie Ray (electric), Christopher Parkening, Steven King

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« Reply #31 on: 24 May 2010, 08:56 pm »
Anyone still like John Williams?  (guitarist, not the soundtrack composer)

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« Reply #33 on: 4 Jun 2010, 04:38 am »
I recently added two super sweet flattops to my website.

The Sweet E arch top is in IL right now at the offices of Downbeat Magazine being reviewed by their resident guitarist.  Review and images will appear in an upcoming issue. 

Lastly, we added a link for preliminary info for our new instrument accessory called primeVibe that seasons guitars and all violin family instruments.  primeVibe ETA is August and the new primeVibe-dedicated commerce website arrives this month!

Enjoy!