(6 replies, posted in Guitars and accessories)

I want one!!!



(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Last week my local paper had this photo from June 1966 so I had them e-mail me a decent copy of it. Neither my brother, Colin (sat at the front), or I can remember it being taken but I was dead chuffed as it is the only photo I have seen of my first 12 string guitar. I was still in college at the time and I worked at my father's village newsagents shop so I paid a little each week until I had it paid off. Roger


OK here is my offering for Graham's 'The Cloak of Invisibility': https://soundcloud.com/roger-guppy/the- … nvisibilty

Now I can go and listen to Graham's to see how wrong I have got it and to the other recordings too. big_smile



(10 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Today is arkady's birthday!!

Happy birthday Tony, may your strings never break and always stay in tune.



(26 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

TIGLJK wrote:

When we get older we tend to minimize the number in a creative way... This summer I plan to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my 15th Birthday !  smile


I have done the same as my mother used to do: I got to 60 and then started working backwards. This year I celebrate my 50th lol


One from me that has not already been suggested is Jim (TIGLJK)'s "The Other Side".



(7 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

A Happy New Year to all in Chordieland. I hope this is a year for dreams to come true. big_smile



(11 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Thank you for my e-card also.



(26 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Happy Birthday, Amy. Big hug from Portugal.

Roger xx


(3 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I was shocked to hear about Carrie Fisher and then her mum a few days later.

It has been a bad year for stars and celebrities. The Heavenly 'Travelling Wilburys' must be an absolutely cracking band now,



(5 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

So sad. 2016 has been a bad year for celebrities, so many taken. R.I.P. Rick.

Here's hoping for a better 2017.



(20 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Merry Christmas everyone. I have a stinking cold that is free to anyone who would like it. It made me miss out on a Portuguese Christmas party last night, (the Portuguese have their special Christmas meal Christmas eve and, at midnight, the presents are handed out and opened).


I have spoken to the site owner, this is being worked on now and hopefully will be up and running shortly. It is not the case of 'flicking a switch'; there is a great deal of involved in writing the software and ensuring the safety and integrity of Chordie when changes are implemented.

Be patient, keep smiling, help someone who is in need and I am sure it will not be long before your wish is granted.



(17 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

Welcome back Butch,

Sorry to hear about your problems and injury. Did you know that one of our Members badly injured his left hand and taught himself to play as a lefty? He is now a professional musician that I had the pleasure of seeing a couple of years ago. You may not need to be so drastic and given some time,  physio and practice you may get your hand working without pain, so don't give up there is always a way. I am hoping for the best for you.


Here's hoping he is soon feeling OK and his blood pressure stabilized. Hoping you are well too Dondra.

Take care, Roger


(6 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Actually Topdown is correct. Every song that I looked at was simply typed with the chords above the lyrics. ChoPro is a particular way of writing which, when formatted, will leave leave a:the song title in a larger font and bold print and b:the chords above the lyrics will be coloured and also bold. None of these are apparent in the songs you linked to.

Sorry to disappoint you,



(7 replies, posted in About Chordie)

I am afraid that now all you can do is be patient. Per, the site owner, has a full time job and he will do it as soon as he has the time to do so.



(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

The answer should be in your other post.



(3 replies, posted in About Chordie)

Please check this post: http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic. … 03#p170603

Hopefully you will find the answer there.


These would be great: http://www.bigideasnetwork.com/the-best … n-amazing/



(2 replies, posted in Chordie's Chat Corner)

I loved his acceptance speech (even though he was absent) particularly the part about playing to an audience of 50 being harder than to an audience of 50,000.


Wow!! That is a super guitar, I love the finish and if it plays anything like the Fender acoustic that I used to have you will be well satisfied with it. How absolutely wonderful of Amy and Jim, but having spent two weeks with them, I know just how thoughtful and generous they are.


P.S. I have two cats and two dogs Bill.

How odd Bill, my first band was called The Boys and we played all instrumentals too, mainly Shadows stuff. big_smile



(14 replies, posted in Acoustic)

Fender Stratoaster - USA
Fender Telecaster - USA
Yamaha EG112 - Indonesia

Electro Acoustic
Melody 1200 - Italy
Yamaha APX10 - Tiawan
Tanglewood TW45 -assembled in the UK (from parts already preformed in some obscure part of the world, I think smile )
Daytona GRO 300 - China
Academy 5NE - China

The two in the UK (a Vintage 12 string and a Martin Smith 6 string) I do not know but neither are expensive an will probable be China or similar.

I enjoy playing each and every one of them although favourites have to be for electric, the Yamaha EG112 as I built it from just a neck and body so the electronics are unique, and for acoustic the 1970's Melody 12 string.


The Stratocaster was the 'Hank' guitar, although from a post of yours I understand he used many others too. This was unusual as the scratch plate was metal with a turned up end to house the bridge parts and fix the strung ends.


Ooooopps!! edited to correct 'tuned' to 'turned' surprising the difference in meaning one letter can make smile