The Banjo

The Banjo

Pete Seeger’s death got me to thinking about banjos and banjo playing. Pete Seeger just passed away (January 2014). He popularized the long neck five string banjo and folk banjo in general. Back during the folk music revival of the 1960s, when I was learning to play guitar, Pete Seeger inspired […]

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Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger

Pete Seeger passed away today. He was 94. He had a big influence on me when I started playing guitar. That was way back in the early sixties during the folk music revival. Pete had been blacklisted during the Commie Witch Hunts of Senator Joseph McCarthy. He wasn’t on network […]

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Holiday Music

It’s Christmas time and even if you don’t celebrate Christmas you can enjoy the music. Here’s a small selection to get you started. Of course they feature guitars, guitarists or ukulele or jazz/blues. Happy Holidays from Dan♥Guitars. Sleigh Ride by John Pizzarelli on Conan 12/21/2011 Martin Taylor plays Fingerstyle Guitar […]

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Review: ZT Lunchbox Guitar Amplifier

I’m preparing for retirement by selling guitars and and paring my equipment down to the items I use most. I’m thinking of space requirements because I’ll probably be living in a home with less space sometime in the future. And I’m thinking about the weight of equipment because I’m getting […]

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Fifty Years of Jim Hall

Fifty Years of Jim Hall

Jazz Great Jim Hall passed away this week (December 2013). Here are some videos of Jim Hall from the 1960s through last year (2012). Maybe not exactly fifty years of Jim Hall, but then possibly more than 50. Enjoy. Date unknown but probably 1960s 1965 on the Merv Griffin Show […]

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Guitars for Beginners

Guitars for Beginners

Thoughts regarding guitars for beginners. Are you considering giving your child a guitar? Or perhaps you want to learn the guitar yourself. Here’s some things to think about when choosing a guitar for someone who is just learning the instrument. The first choice you have to make is whether the […]

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ES-175 Weight Comparisons

ES-175 Weights – Good or Bad?

What are the most important characteristics when judging a guitar? I’d say tone, followed by feel and then appearance. You might judge these differently. What most guitar players would probably agree is that differences in quantitatively measured characteristics are near the bottom of our list in importance – maybe they […]

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Review of New D’Addario NS Micro Tuner

Last year I reviewed old and new chromatic tuners I owned. Among the new tuners I reviewed were Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock Tuner and the Snark SN-8 Chromatic Tuner. Well, I just purchased the newest NS tuner and have some comparisons to make to my previous review. NS Mini I really […]

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