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    Kelly Joe Phelps and Guild

    " Like meditation or yoga in Buddhist societies. it ( the Blues ) is a discipline, a structure, for the focusing of the self. "

    Charles Shaar Murray

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    Hey, Coastie!!!! Nice to hear from you. Happy New Year.

    This is some nice playing, but something about the recording.... Are you guys hearing the bass strings at all? I see him striking them in the viddie but don't hear it. I wonder if that's his pickup or what? Could be my system. (?)
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Chazmo, it works fine on my computer...

    Thanks Coastie for this video : I didn't know much about Kelly Joe Phelps before seeing this video...I like his style and playing, and it's good to see him play (first time I see what he looks like)...
    What's that guitar he has ? A D-something obviously, but what number...Sounds good !

    Berne
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    Hello

    Really nice player. My sound system is very HiFi - the first song he played - low strings were quite faint except at places like the end - about 1:30 - where he plays the final line.

    When I turn volume up the low notes come out better, but even then they should be a bit louder. Of course that's only my opinion.

    As if his thumb were softer than other fingers. Maybe he does that on purpose.

    Joy to listen.
    First good guitar - GUILD Duane Eddy 400 - I was 3rd owner - still regret letting it go 25 years ago - used to have Artist Award and Starfire - no regrets here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    Chazmo, it works fine on my computer...

    Thanks Coastie for this video : I didn't know much about Kelly Joe Phelps before seeing this video...I like his style and playing, and it's good to see him play (first time I see what he looks like)...
    What's that guitar he has ? A D-something obviously, but what number...Sounds good !

    Berne
    Hey, Bernie, that's a good question about the model of his guitar. This is probably a "Gruhn-era" guitar, with the snakehead Chesterfield headstock... The abalone rosette is interesting because I don't recall seeing that outside the D-55 (which this isn't, of course)...
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuuska View Post
    [ . . . ] low strings were quite faint except at places like the end - about 1:30 - where he plays the final line.

    When I turn volume up the low notes come out better, but even then they should be a bit louder. Of course that's only my opinion.

    As if his thumb were softer than other fingers. Maybe he does that on purpose.

    Joy to listen.
    Yeah, I think that's what I meant, Nuuska. It was really the first thing I noticed. You're right, they're audible at the end of that lick at 1:30... I think you're probably right that it's intentional... Soft thumb picking is probably the reason.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bernie View Post
    What's that guitar he has ?
    It's a Westerly made DV-52ABHG from the 90ies with a Seymour Duncan Mag Mic (EDIT: It's a Sunrise pickup, not the SD Mag Mic as Hans corrected me!) in the soundhole. The strings are D’Addario 80/20 mediums. He uses a Shubb capo.



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    Ralf, did a lot of the DV-52s have abalone rosettes?
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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    That top looks just like my DV52. Mine doesn't have ABHG included. Notice the missing TRC.

    Ralph

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    Very well, Ralph. Good to know. ABHG would be "antique burst" and "high gloss" I think.
    Guilds:
    1967 MK-VI Artist Special (Hoboken - Jacobs restoration 2018) - "The Mark"
    12ers:
    1994 JF-30-12Bld (Westerly),
    2006 F-512 (Tacoma),
    2010 F-212XL STD (New Hartford) - "Connie"
    2014 Orpheum 12 OOO SHRW (New Hartford)

    Other 12ers:
    1970 Martin D-12-20
    1980 Ibanez AW-75 (Series I)
    1984 Taylor 655

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