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Guitar question

kendall 10 Nov 12 - 02:10 PM
Henry Krinkle 10 Nov 12 - 02:17 PM
GUEST,999 10 Nov 12 - 02:34 PM
GUEST,999 10 Nov 12 - 04:57 PM
Henry Krinkle 10 Nov 12 - 05:03 PM
kendall 10 Nov 12 - 05:48 PM
kendall 10 Nov 12 - 05:50 PM
Henry Krinkle 10 Nov 12 - 06:58 PM
Henry Krinkle 10 Nov 12 - 07:03 PM
Bobert 10 Nov 12 - 07:35 PM
GUEST,leeneia 10 Nov 12 - 08:06 PM
bigchuck 10 Nov 12 - 08:57 PM
Jim Dixon 10 Nov 12 - 09:57 PM
GUEST,999 11 Nov 12 - 12:08 AM
kendall 11 Nov 12 - 12:00 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 12 Nov 12 - 01:19 AM
Henry Krinkle 12 Nov 12 - 02:01 AM
kendall 12 Nov 12 - 06:53 AM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 12 Nov 12 - 09:20 AM
gnu 12 Nov 12 - 02:13 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 12 Nov 12 - 02:20 PM
Henry Krinkle 12 Nov 12 - 02:21 PM
GUEST,Guest from Sanity 12 Nov 12 - 05:44 PM
GUEST,Grishka 12 Nov 12 - 06:34 PM
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Subject: Guitar question
From: kendall
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 02:10 PM

A few days ago a woman whom I sorta know came to my door, handed me a guitar and asked if I could find a home for it. Of course I said "Sure". It is a classical type, The label says MONTANA; it's made in Romania by Kaman music corp. It has a solid top.

Any ideas?


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 02:17 PM

You can send it to me at:
154 Hopper Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ
610452

=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 02:34 PM

Kendall, I can find a kid who would use it--part of Adrien's ADDA project which provided 'free' lessons for kids whose families couldn't afford it. But I'm sure y'all have kids like that where you are, too. It won't be homeless long.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 04:57 PM

Montana's sell for anywhere from $50 to $140. I'd guess the value, sight unseen, at say $100. To a kid with no guitar it'll be really cool. Ask around town with a few of your music/guitar teachers and see if they know of a kid who'd use it, take care of it and pass it on when s/he moved up. The cost of shipping, etc., is likely more than the guitar is nominally worth. Good luck finding it a home. (It'd be a great X-mas gift for some youth who's behind the eight ball.)


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 05:03 PM

Yea. Give it to some kid. It might change his / her life
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: kendall
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 05:48 PM

A cheap guitar when I was 16 made a huge difference in my life.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: kendall
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 05:50 PM

I know I can find a home for it, what I want is info on the brand. Probably just another el cheapo, worth about as much as the new strings.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 06:58 PM

Google it. Look it up on ebay.
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 07:03 PM

Target sell the Montana CL 80 for $95.
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Bobert
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 07:35 PM

You know the right thing to do with it, Capt'n... Heck, you got your Taylor and don't need it... You never know... Some kids take to geetars and others don't... It's always a crap shoot...

My first geetar was a hand-me-down... Warped neck... Lousy action... But...

..,it took...

You know what to do with it... Make some kid's Christmas...

B~


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 08:06 PM

How wide is the fingerboard? How hard is it to push down the strings? Will it bring joy or discouragement?

I have a nice guitar that I got for $37.50. Neck suited to my small hands, keeps its tune well. People are impressed with it as long as I don't tell them what it cost.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: bigchuck
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 08:57 PM

Kendall, we sell Montanas at the store. They're Kaman music's house brand I think, made in the Orient, and are just fairly decent guitars for not too much money. We've only stocked classicals in various sizes and find them good values. Sold a bunch over the years, had very few come back.

Sandy


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 09:57 PM

Minnesota Public Radio has on their web site a service called Play It Forward, which I think is just a list of schools in Minnesota that want donated instruments. For each school, it lists the types of instruments they want. I see several of them want "acoustic guitars." I think if you wanted to donate an instrument, you'd have to contact the school directly.

But assuming you're not in Minnesota, you'd probably prefer to find a place closer to where you are.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,999
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 12:08 AM

"what I want is info on the brand."

What Model # is it?


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: kendall
Date: 11 Nov 12 - 12:00 PM

It's a CL 34. Neck is 1 and 3/4 wide at the nut.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 01:19 AM

Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 10 Nov 12 - 05:03 PM

"Yea. Give it to some kid. It might change his/her life
=(:-( ))"

Man, you've just moved my respect of you up a whole group of notches!!!
That was the BEST and most loving answer anyone could have given.

Highest Regards,

GfS


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 02:01 AM

Getting a guitar was impossible for me as a kid. They cost a week's wages for an adult to buy. And that was to buy a low end entry guitar. My mom refused. You have to have lessons and they cost money. And you're just going to get bored with it and quit.
My sisters would have complained bitterly about the noise. And my brother would have either broken it to spite me or sold it to buy beer.
So I bought my own for $15 when I was 18. And never gave it up.
And my sisters still complain bitterly about the noise.
=(:-( D)


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: kendall
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 06:53 AM

I will find a deserving child who really wants to learn.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 09:20 AM

EXCELLENT!!
..and as Henry said, it may change his life....
Hats off to you, Kendall!!

Highest Regards!!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: gnu
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 02:13 PM

Proper thing. AND, tell the kid that when sufficient ability is gained a song must be played for that woman. Then there will be warm hearts all around. Let us know the rest of the story as it unflods, please.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 02:20 PM

gnu: "Proper thing. AND, tell the kid that when sufficient ability is gained a song must be played for that woman. Then there will be warm hearts all around. Let us know the rest of the story as it unflods, please."

Hey, gnu....Women can inspire men to create the most beautiful creations...and keep them from completing any of them!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: Henry Krinkle
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 02:21 PM

Play a little for him/ her to inspire them.
=(:-( ))


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 05:44 PM

Henry, True story....It is a common saying amongst that ,"You either got to make them get up and dance and sweat and buy more beers...or ya' gotta' make them weep!"

The last set of concerts I did, I got used to looking out into the people, and seeing them wiping some tears away AND standing ovations. If I didn't get both..I thought I fucked up!
Still true, except I haven't tried my new stuff, yet..still doing the final arrangements.

I still think your suggestion was fantastic. Sounds like Kendall is heeding your advice.
Thank You!

GfS


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 12 Nov 12 - 06:34 PM

Donating is a fine art, in particular donating to youngsters. A gift to the wrong person, or - worse - to the right person at the wrong time, or accompanied with the wrong "body language", may go unappreciated and unused.

Institutions like schools are well advised to loan their instruments on condition of strict progress control.

Of course, there are persons (like most Mudcatters) who would learn their instruments without needing further encouragement. The problem is that they are not easy to recognize in their juvenile state. Those of us who have tought more than, say, ten learners, and had 100% success, may please raise their hands.


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Subject: RE: Guitar question
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 13 Nov 12 - 10:56 AM

..Then when playing music, especially when young people are present, play your damnedest best, and pay attention to every nano-second...don't worry, somebody WILL be touched, and inspired!
Also, the material you use is critical....be picky!

GfS


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