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Forum Support, Affiliate advertisers

by dklsplace on 11-27-2013 at 03:40 PM
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Just a reminder to everyone about how you can offer financial support by clicking through our affiliate advertisers for your purchases.

Please note that the rotating banner ads on the top & bottom of every page are simply pay per click advertising through Google. Every click generates a bit of revenue.

The Affiliates tab contains a handful of online retailers who offer a small commission for every purchase made by someone who clicks through the banner ad from LTG. This also includes Amazon, so your purchase doesn't have to be music/guitar related in order to generate a commission (a particular plus during the holiday shopping season). Again, please note that the top & bottom rotating ads are simply pay per click, but the banners in the body of the page are actual affiliates.

The Blogs Tab also has a number of specific item ads, which include The Guild Guitar Book, & several of the new Guild electric models through Amazon.

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Great informational post regarding spruce by Harry, aka gilded

by dklsplace on 08-23-2013 at 06:12 PM
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Adirondack Spruce trees and Sitka Spruce trees grow in different places in the North American Continent and at different elevations. Adirondack Spruce is often found at higher elevations and is a slower-growing tree than Sitka.

Here is some info about the two varieties of spruce from Wikipedia articles:

Flat top Gibson and Martin 'tops' before WW II were made from Adirondack Spruce. People got used to the sound of Adirondack instruments and a lot of the iconic sounds of the '30's and '40's recordings come from lightly-braced, Adirondack-topped instruments.

In the guitar manufacturing world, Sitka came into use when companies such as Gibson made wartime products like wing spars for gliders. My guess is that wood-product manufacturers needed a steady source of good, knot-free hardwood to accomplish their wartime goals and Sitka

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Welcome Home!!!

by dklsplace on 06-05-2013 at 04:08 PM
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Thanks everyone for your patience as we've moved into the next stage of life for LTG. Hopefully we'll have a long & favorable run here at our new home on the web. FYI, this is a new installation of vBulletin, so there may be some differences to the previous temp installation. We'll do our best to work through the issues, and please do what you can to help other members find their way back. I know a number of folks weren't able to get access to the temporary board last month, so please help us bring them all home! Thanks again, Don