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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

Yeah, the saddle is an LR Baggs LBC pickup. It's passive, so I use a short run to an outboard Baggs Para Acoustic DI to pre-amp it a bit.

It sounds surprisingly like a "real" nylon string with a piezo pickup. Which is to say nothing like an actual acoustic classical guitar played in a room, but close enough to be recognizable as a nylon string in a denser rock mix, which is all I ever wanted it for.
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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

Collins.. best acoustic guitar in the world. It would sound even better if I could play it!
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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

I have a Taylor Baby Mahogany that I bring on the boat. I bought a hardshell case for it, and have a hygrometer tucked inside the case. It doesn't take up much room and sounds very good for a little guitar. Even though I'm not a big person it took a little getting used to the smaller size (my other guitar is a grand concert).
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I have a Taylor Baby Mahogany that I bring on the boat. I bought a hardshell case for it, and have a hygrometer tucked inside the case. It doesn't take up much room and sounds very good for a little guitar. Even though I'm not a big person it took a little getting used to the smaller size (my other guitar is a grand concert).
Nice... our unwritten rule is a photo of the guitar... would like to see your grand concert guitar (classical or folk)?
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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

Attached is a pic of my Goodall Grand Concert, steel string, Rosewood with Engelmann Spruce top, most beautiful thing I have ever owned (sailboat came in a close second).

I don't have a pic of my Taylor handy, so that will have to wait until I'm back home.
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Attached is a pic of my Goodall Grand Concert, steel string, Rosewood with Engelmann Spruce top, most beautiful thing I have ever owned (sailboat came in a close second).

I don't have a pic of my Taylor handy, so that will have to wait until I'm back home.
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Very nice guitar... I bet it plays as nice as it looks... I'm not into steel guitars because of my style of playing but there are some beauties out there and I have to give these luthiers credit for some fine craftsmanship.
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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

It has great sound, warm and rich with a certain brightness thrown in. I learned to play on a steel string back in high school so I'm partial to them. I both finger-pick and strum.
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I don't have a pic of my Taylor handy, so that will have to wait until I'm back home.
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My Taylor Baby Mahogany. I don't leave it on the boat, I take it home with me. Since it has a solid top I keep a hygrometer in the case. Sound was important to me when I picked it out. It's not loud ... I play for myself and my spouse. I chose the Mahogany as I felt it had a little more depth, a richer tone. It doesn't have the sound of my Goodall Grand Concert, but it sounds better than some of the full sized guitars I've played over the years.
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Re: What guitar do you play onboard?

This is slightly off subject, but since there are a lot of guitar players here, what is the best way for a 56 year old guy, with limited music experience, to learn how to play some simple songs on an acoustic guitar?

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This is slightly off subject, but since there are a lot of guitar players here, what is the best way for a 56 year old guy, with limited music experience, to learn how to play some simple songs on an acoustic guitar?

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It would help if you had a couple of songs in mind that you want to play on your boat. Do you want to strum some chords and sing along, or were you thinking of something else?

Simplest thing is to learn the basic chords (G, D, A, C, D7, Am, etc). A good guitar chord book would help with this.
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