Who's Online Now
21 registered members (Dominique H. Preyer, Barry David Butler, Dave Rice, Andy K, E Swartz, Dennis Wright, 9ne, Brian Austin Whitney, David Snyder, 6 invisible), and 264 guests, and
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Shout Box
Member Spotlight
9ne
9ne
N.E. of Toronto
Posts: 665
Joined: April 2002
Show All Member Profiles 
What's Going On
Can't blame me for trying. Vic
by Calvin. 01/24/18 04:11 AM
Love Is The Answer To Hate
by Barry David Butler. 01/23/18 11:09 PM
What's your favorite place for used gear?
by RonnieDean. 01/23/18 09:41 PM
say goodbye to the clowns.
by maccharles. 01/23/18 08:43 PM
Music Licensing Opportunity (Indie Feature Film)
by Dominique H. Preyer. 01/23/18 08:09 PM
Moonlight At Makaha
by Dave Rice. 01/23/18 07:42 PM
Now !
by Kristi McKeever. 01/23/18 06:58 PM
What's In the Air
by Kristi McKeever. 01/23/18 06:47 PM
Freaked me and the band out.
by Iggy. 01/23/18 06:15 PM
St. Patrick's Day Song Challenge: "Let's Go GREEN"!
by Brian Austin Whitney. 01/23/18 04:46 PM
IMDB Closing their message boards
by Brian Austin Whitney. 01/23/18 04:38 PM
Question About A 1920's Blues Song
by Dominique H. Preyer. 01/23/18 04:34 PM
She’s Haunting Me
by Neil Cotton. 01/23/18 04:25 PM
Let It Be Me
by Vicarn. 01/23/18 04:04 PM
BORROWED LOVE
by Vicarn. 01/23/18 12:00 PM
Rockin Gettysburg
by Iggy. 01/23/18 11:49 AM
So She Tells Him
by Maroon_Corey. 01/23/18 11:41 AM
Lonely Room
by Vicarn. 01/23/18 11:33 AM
Frozen by my good mate Mike D
by E Swartz. 01/23/18 10:08 AM
Neil Diamond Has Parkinson's & Retires
by Colin Ward. 01/23/18 06:42 AM
She Has My Mothers Eyes
by Barry David Butler. 01/23/18 01:10 AM
In My Dreams
by GocartMoz. 01/23/18 12:02 AM
I'm Already There
by Deej56. 01/22/18 10:55 PM
?
by Deej56. 01/22/18 10:46 PM
Out of Time (southern rock)
by Deej56. 01/22/18 10:32 PM
Overalls
by Calvin. 01/22/18 05:52 PM
Now They’re (She’s) Haunting Me (in which person?)
by Neil Cotton. 01/22/18 04:06 PM
MAB "MUSICAL STUFF" videos for Facebook
by Michael Zaneski. 01/22/18 01:07 PM
Now!
by Neil Cotton. 01/21/18 11:16 PM
Your Only Fantasy - g.duncan/e.swartz
by E Swartz. 01/21/18 09:42 PM
Top Posters(All Time)
Calvin 19,295
Kevin Emmrich 10,533
Travis david 10,455
Jean Bullock 10,330
Kaley Willow 10,240
Two Singers 9,571
Joice Marie 9,186
Mackie H. 8,751
Mike Dunbar 8,574
glynda 8,560
Tricia Baker 8,318
Colin Ward 7,844
Corey 7,357
couchgrouch 7,241
Wyman Lloyd 6,578
Mark Kaufman 6,429
Joe Wrabek 6,400
Dave Rice 6,342
ben willis 6,089
Lynn Orloff 5,788
Louis 5,718
Linda Sings 5,604
Vicarn 5,378
niteshift 5,343
KimberlyinNC 5,210
Derek Hines 4,893
DonnaMarilyn 4,610
Blake Hill 4,528
Bob Cushing 4,350
Neil Cotton 4,212
Bill Osofsky 4,199
Cindy Miller 4,178
Tom Shea 4,173
TamsNumber4 4,005
nightengale 3,965
Roy Cooper 3,912
Caroline 3,865
Kolstad 3,763
Dan Sullivan 3,710
MFB III 3,687
Dottie 3,427
joewatt 3,411
beechnut79 3,293
Bill Cooper 3,279
John Hoffman 3,199
Skip Johnson 3,027
Pam Hurley 3,007
E Swartz 3,005
Terry G 3,005
PopTodd 2,876
Harriet Ames 2,868
Nigel Quin 2,802
MidniteBob 2,706
Tom Tracy 2,558
Polly Hager 2,526
Jerry Jakala 2,524
Al Alvarez 2,499
Nelson 2,459
Eric Thome 2,448
Hummingbird 2,401
Stan Loh 2,263
Sam Wilson 2,241
Judy Hollier 2,232
Erica Ellis 2,202
Wendy D 2,158
TrumanCoyote 2,096
Marty Helly 2,012
DukeWill 1,984
Ray Thyer 1,929
Clint Anglin 1,904
cindyrella 1,888
David Wright 1,866
Clairejeanne 1,851
Cindy LaRosa 1,824
maccharles 1,805
floyd jane 1,713
Ronald Boyt 1,675
Noel Downs 1,620
Iggy 1,602
Cal 1,574
Rick Heenan 1,562
Jack Swain 1,554
Pete Larsen 1,537
Ann Tygart 1,529
Tom Breshers 1,487
Tom Franz 1,451
RogerS 1,445
Ralph Blight 1,440
Chuck Crowe 1,435
Kenneth Cade 1,429
Rick Norton 1,428
bholt 1,411
Letha Allen 1,406
in2piano 1,404
Stan Simons 1,402
mattbanx 1,384
Jen Shaner 1,373
Charlie Wong 1,347
KevinP 1,324
Vondelle 1,316
Tom W. 1,313
Jan Petter 1,301
scottandrew 1,292
DakLander 1,265
GocartMoz 1,262
Janice & Bud 1,243
Ian Ferrin 1,230
PeteG 1,228
Glen King 1,210
IdeaGuy 1,209
AaronAuthier 1,177
Diane Ewing 1,158
summeoyo 1,083
Gerry 1,082
BobbyJoe 1,075
joro 1,045
S.DEE 1,040
yann 1,037
Tony A 1,016
argo 986
peaden 984
Wolvman 960
lane1777 952
IronKnee 912
Jak Kelly 912
krtinberg 890
Drifter 886
Petra 883
RJC 845
Brenda152 840
Nadia 827
Juan 797
TKO 784
frahmes 781
teletwang 762
90 dB 745
tbryson 737
Andy Kemp 733
Andy K 733
Jackie444 722
ant 710
3daveyO3 704
Dayson 703
Dixie 701
Joy Boy 695
Knute 686
Lee Arten 678
9ne 665
Katziis 652
R.T.MOORE 638
quality 637
CG King 622
douglas 621
Mel 614
NaomiSue 601
Pat Hardy 591
Shandy 589
Ria 587
TAMERA64 583
qbaum 570
nitepiano 565
pRISCILLA 556
Tink2 553
musica 539
Irwin 533
deanbell 528
RobertK 527
Roderic 522
Moosesong 519
BB Wilbur 511
goodfolks 499
Zeek 487
Stu 486
Steve P. 481
KathyW 462
allenb 459
MaxG 458
Philjo 454
fanito 448
trush48 448
R&M 447
dmk 442
arealrush 437
DGR 436
avweek 435
Stephen D 433
Emmy 431
Rob L 426
marquez 422
kit 419
Softkrome 417
kyrksongs 415
RRon 408
Laura G. 407
VNORTH 407
Debra 407
eb 406
Deej56 404
cuebald 399
EdPerrone 399
Dannyk1 395
Hobart 395
Davyboy49 393
Smile 389
GJShades 387
Ezt 384
tone 380
Marla 380
iggyiggy 378
Cecilee 377
coalminer 377
java 374
spidey 371
sweetsong 370
danny 367
Jim Ryan 360
papaG 353
Alek 352
Z - man 350
John K 348
JamesDF5 347
Jaden 344
ddreuter 341
TheBaz 340
Steggy 339
leif 339
tonedeaf 336
rickwork 334
Eddie Ray 332
Johnboy 328
Bob Lever 328
Helicon1 327
lucian 326
Muskie 321
kc 319
Z. Mulls 318
ptondreau 313
ONOFFON 312
Chris B. 310
trush 304
ed323 297
Ellen M 293
lizzorn 291
nicnac49 290
pomeranj 289
Char 286
ktunes 285
mastrose 280
pammie 279
Register Today!
Welcome to the Just Plain Folks forums! You are currently viewing our forums as a Guest which gives you limited access to most of our discussions and to other features.

By joining our free community you will have access to post and respond to topics, communicate privately with our users (PM), respond to polls, upload content, and access many other features. Registration is fast, simple, and absolutely free; so please join our community today!
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#991756 - 01/12/13 08:08 PM Unique Guitars  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Wysha Thorne-Anderson Offline
Serious Contributor
Wysha Thorne-Anderson  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Just wondering if there is anyone on here who has got a guitar that is unique. Would mean that I'm not alone, as I have a 12-string classical guitar that has got all the workings of a classical guitar. I've tried looking for guitars like it online, but have not had any luck because what's on the net has either the classical headstock or a classical tailpiece and what I have has got all of that. Not just that, but the setup, makes it a perfect slide guitar (it originally had nylon strings on but now has steel strings), and, for some reason, I'm led to believe that it could be the only one of it's kind.

#991759 - 01/12/13 08:44 PM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Wysha Thorne-Anderson]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,844
Colin Ward Offline
Colin Ward  Offline


Top 25 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,844
Saint Petersburg. FL
I have never heard of a 12-string classical guitar. Must have been a tight fit getting all those fat nylon strings on there. Could well be the only one.

I guess I have one unique guitar since I modified it myself to add a seventh string. It is however patterned after the Martin Roger McGuinn model which works the same way. The seventh string is adjacent to the G-string and is tuned an octave higher. It has a lot of that 12-string sound without the difficulties of playing a 12-string. A solo played exclusively on the G-string sounds the same as a 12-string.


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/


#991764 - 01/12/13 09:11 PM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Colin Ward]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Wysha Thorne-Anderson Offline
Serious Contributor
Wysha Thorne-Anderson  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
The 12-string that I got was originally owned by someone else, but he wanted to give it away as he'd not played it in somewhat 30 years (was unable to play it). It even came with a 1970s-style capo and guitar tuition book. I'd say it's now as old as Willie Nelson's guitar, as it's been around since before I was born, and if I'm right, it's from Spain. It's a lovely thing, and I must get Joost to record a song on it because he was the one that discovered that it had slide guitar potential. If you don't know who I'm on about, go onto YouTube and search for yobrojoost, and you'll see vids of him.

#991946 - 01/14/13 11:44 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Wysha Thorne-Anderson]  
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,876
PopTodd Offline
Top 100 Poster
PopTodd  Offline
Top 100 Poster

Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 2,876
Western Springs, IL, USA
My guitar is just a standard 1988 Squier Strat, but I have modified it to uniqueness:

• Chandler Hot Rails pickup in the bridge position, with a coil splitter switch.
• Changed out the original bone nut for a graphite nut.
• Blocked the crappy Fender locking term to make it a fixed bridge.

Ain't another one like it. But, I take it that's not the kind of thing that you're talking about. Looking more for stuff like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmgjiUTFs3w

#991948 - 01/14/13 11:48 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: PopTodd]  
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Wysha Thorne-Anderson Offline
Serious Contributor
Wysha Thorne-Anderson  Offline
Serious Contributor

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
New or old, squeaky clean or battered, if it's unique, then say so.

#992171 - 01/16/13 12:50 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Wysha Thorne-Anderson]  
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 733
Andy K Online content
Top 500 Poster
Andy K  Online Content
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 733
Clearwater, FL, USA
How's this for unique:

[Linked Image]

It is a guitar I built from scratch around an award I received where they misspelled my name. The whole story is here:

Building The Bellplank Electric Guitar

Last month I finally installed a microphone inside the body under the plate and modified the electronics appropriately, including building a mixer/preamp for blending the microphone and pickup signals. I need to write a follow-up article and record some samples of its sound, when I get some time.

Last edited by Andy K; 02/21/13 11:15 PM.

Stone Marmot
nouveau retro pop-rock music
www.stonemarmot.com
Check out our latest song, "Sweet Little Starlet"
#992174 - 01/16/13 01:04 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Andy K]  
Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 733
Andy K Online content
Top 500 Poster
Andy K  Online Content
Top 500 Poster

Joined: Apr 2003
Posts: 733
Clearwater, FL, USA
I forgot to mention that now, with the microphone-only sound selected, the Bellplank sounds to me kind off like a cross between an electric guitar, a dobro, and a banjo.


Stone Marmot
nouveau retro pop-rock music
www.stonemarmot.com
Check out our latest song, "Sweet Little Starlet"
#992183 - 01/16/13 02:29 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Wysha Thorne-Anderson]  
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 8,751
Mackie H. Offline
Top 20 Poster
Mackie H.  Offline
Top 20 Poster

Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 8,751
NASHVILLE, TN
I built an 8 string electric--the normal strings were: Nashville Hi string tuning--added two normal E and A strings to have some bass--a guitar repairmman now has it as one of his favorite AXES!

I built a fretless lap bass--29" short scale with flat wound strings--it is played open tuning with a bar, like a dobro--I still have the bass--

i have a modified Harmony Stratatone, 1957--has one pickup like a Fender Esquire--the pickup is an old D'Armond--has a cool sound in a Fender Champ Tube Amp!

Mackie

#992566 - 01/19/13 11:04 AM Re: Unique Guitars [Re: Mackie H.]  
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,844
Colin Ward Offline
Colin Ward  Offline


Top 25 Poster

Joined: May 2006
Posts: 7,844
Saint Petersburg. FL
Andy,

I love that guitar. When are you going to bring it out and play it?

Mackie,

Cool stuff. That 8 string is a great idea....probably be a good acoustic if strung that way too. I had an old Harmony with D'Armond pickups. It sounded wonderful - wish I had not sold it.


Colin

I try to critique as if you mean business.....

http://colinwardmusic.com/

http://rosewoodcreekband.com/



Support Just Plain Folks

We would like to keep the membership in Just Plain Folks FREE! Your donation helps support the many programs we offer including Road Trips and the Music Awards.


Membership
Join Just Plain Folks
to receive the free
JPNotes Newsletter!
*this is separate from
message board registration*

Newest Members
TeePee61, MetalHeader, BritBoy, spotlightrecords, ChristinaLenway
20984 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums116
Topics117,449
Posts1,105,898
Members20,985
Average Posts Daily49
Most Online1,506
Mar 16th, 2017
Just Plain Quotes
"One measure of a person's greatness, is the greatness of those he influences and is influenced by." -Brian Austin Whitney
Today's Birthdays
Gary Ogan (66), Steve Prater (68), TiaAngel (2018)
Popular Topics(Views)
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0