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Old 04-30-2013, 06:43 AM   #1606
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Just got in a shipment of Slatocasters. Call my shop to place you're order before they run out!!
Do they come in sunburst?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:40 AM   #1607
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Do they come in sunburst?
Sorry, just natural at this point. Next year they will be offering a limited edition Shipping Pallet Brown. We're currently taking deposits on those.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:08 AM   #1608
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Just got in a shipment of Slatocasters. Call my shop to place you're order before they run out!!
Looks like a DIY kit. I'm sure out of frame there is a box full of 'extra' parts.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:57 PM   #1609
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Just got in a shipment of Slatocasters. Call my shop to place you're order before they run out!!
You could call the band " Chip and the Splinters"
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:09 PM   #1610
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Another new toy

As I said, I sold a bunch of gear, so you have to buy new stuff - right?

I was playing a National Radiotone, that I like but found a bit "banjo-ey" (if that's a word) sounding. My local dealer offered me a fantasic deal on this National M-1 that I had been playing in the store every time I went in. Couldn't resist



The combination of wood and tri-cone makes for a warmer, more complex sound and I'm finding it's great to play finger style in regular tuning as well as open tuned slide.
(and even my wife likes the sound of this one)
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Old 05-01-2013, 04:03 AM   #1611
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It is nice when the wife likes what we are doing....I really don't play anything....I just kind of noodle around....she will say what is that it sounded nice...I don't know I just made it up.....This is the same woman that said I did not need another guitar....you have one at home that looks just like it....but honey this one has P90's in it.....what is a P90 she asks.....well it will sound different.....another customer standing there said....it is a little hard to explain.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:38 AM   #1612
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It is nice when the wife likes what we are doing....I really don't play anything....I just kind of noodle around....she will say what is that it sounded nice...I don't know I just made it up.....This is the same woman that said I did not need another guitar....you have one at home that looks just like it....but honey this one has P90's in it.....what is a P90 she asks.....well it will sound different.....another customer standing there said....it is a little hard to explain.
After 55 years of buying and playing (god - you'd think I'd get better!) I realize I've got to make sure each one looks and sounds completely different from the others - makes the "why do you need that?" question a little easier to answer

So, here's my other resonator guitar - Donmo 12 string tri-cone galvanized - from Don Morrison in Adelaide AUS - can't get much more different than that!



Here's what it sounds like (she doesn't like this one much )


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Old 05-01-2013, 11:41 AM   #1613
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My wife plays a Taylor, so I don't have that problem.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:23 AM   #1614
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Man, I want a National Reso soooooooo bad!!!!!
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:58 AM   #1615
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Nationals

There's nothing like 'em IMHO. And although lots of folks love the old ones, I think the new ones are made better and often sound better. I know people who have spent 000's to get a 30's Style O or Triolian to play properly (they are cool though).

Here's what my now sold Radiotone sounds like:



And the new M-1 (not much of a recording - I think this was it's second day with me )

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Old 05-02-2013, 02:30 PM   #1616
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Maybe not what you guys are into, but I've been wanting one of these:

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Old 05-02-2013, 04:03 PM   #1617
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That's very cool. Interestingly we have two dealers in town here. One is also the National dealer and they have the National Reso-electric in the store, so I've played that. I think this Airline sounds better. I must have a word with The Acoustic Music Shop (good guys).


I almost bought one of these Beltona's (speaking of plastic guitars), but it just got too complicated.

http://www.beltona.net/nav/guitars.htm

Their reso-electric has more resonator punch to it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:51 AM   #1618
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I am going to have to look into one of those.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #1619
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More Guitar Bling

One of my favourite things - custom built all koa 12 string in J-200 shape, made by my friend and local luthier Andy Nicoll. It has a "Peace" theme, With "Wage Peace" from the Judyth Hill poem in mammoth ivory around the sound hole, and the Picasso dove on the headstock in abalone. Steinberger tuners work great but are a PIA to change strings. It sounds amazing.





Here's the poem that inspired the theme.

Wage Peace
by Judyth Hill, September 11, 2001

Wage Peace with your breath.
Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings and flocks of red wing blackbirds.
Breathe in terrorists
and breathe out sleeping children and fresh mown fields.
Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
Breathe in the fallen and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.
Wage peace with your listening: hearing sirens, pray loud.
Remember your tools: flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.
Make soup.
Play music, memorize the words for thank you in 3 languages.
Learn to knit, and make a hat.
Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief
as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.
Swim for the other side.
Wage peace.
Never has the word seemed so fresh and precious:
Have a cup of tea and rejoice.
Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:39 AM   #1620
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More Guitar Pics (I'm bored)

Don't really play the bass, but I bought this Yamaha to use in my home studio. But it was UGLY (IMHO). I've always like the Seafoam Green Fender colour so tried my hand at a re-finish using automotive 2 part epoxy paint, and a nice piece of curly poplar (I think) for the headstock. It was fun and looks (meh) OK - burst spraying is tricky!





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