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Guitar player since 1987. Studied at Musicians` Institute. Worked as guitar/music teacher since 1991.

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Since joining AllExperts I have been getting rated with 9's and 10's from most of the people I've answered questions from, so I guess that I must be doing something right. Not all that many people can be wrong. Questions about theory, technique, equipment, players, history, etc. welcome - just about anything in fact. The only things I prefer not to answer are requests for transcriptions, or equipment assessments/valuations.


Studied at Musicians` Institute.

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brian11/06/16101010thanks again, it'd be helpful if you .....
Robbie03/28/16101010Thanks Dave...yep no probs. Rgds Rob
Tracey Widdows08/06/15101010Thank you for a very detailed response .....

Recent Answers from Dave Dixon

2017-01-18 cases:

Hi Bobby,  It's hard to say without seeing the case.  A generic hard case should be fine for a guitar like yours, providing that it's deep enough to accommodate the fact that the guitar's headstock is

2016-11-05 possible mods:

Hi Brian,  Take a look at...  Regards,  Dave

2016-11-04 possible mods:

Hello Brian,  Thanks for your question.  It's kind of hard to give a comprehensive answer without seeing your guitar, but I'll see what I can do.  Regarding bridges...the first one you linked to would

2016-08-04 hondo bass?:

Hi,  Thanks for your question.  I think you're correct in saying that it's a Hondo bass - from the photograph it certainly looks like the Hondo logo on the headstock.  Hondo were mostly active in the 70s

2016-08-02 Airline acoustic guitar:

Hello Nancy,  Thanks for your question.  The asymmetrical design of this guitar is what's known as a cutaway design.  It's not very traditional, but it is reasonably common on acoustic guitars.  As for


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