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Yamaki Acoustic Guitars

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
Max G. Atkinson

In time I’d like to get a good shot of my Uncle Thomas’ Yamaki Acoustic guitar. The sticker that should be visible inside the sound hole of his guitar is absent – but Uncle Tom’s Yamaki flat top has abalone inlay up the fingerboard the likes of which would be seen on a Martin D-42, or a Martin D 45.. From the looks of the thing – I’m betting a thousand to one that it’s a solid spruce soundboard, a hallmark of a great acoustic guitar.

The Yamaki acoustic guitar that my Uncle Thomas owns would more be a “super Deluxe” or something, it’s a more decorated model than the Yamaki deluxe in the very fine photo above. If you do see one, and it’s in playable or repairable condition at all, then I seriously suggest that you buy that guitar if you are financially able to.

I can’t speak for how truthful or accurate this next thing is, but the story that I was told was that the way that Yamaki was displayed on the head stocks of their acoustic guitars looked so similar to how Yamaha was displayed on the head stocks of their guitars that Yamaha sued, and had the Yamaki company to change things. Those three companies are the three major companies in Japan that have been and still are making acoustic guitars. I very much liked both of them. The sound board on the Yamaki Deluxe model is clearly Western Red Cedar, and that is what my Uncle Tom’s Yamaki flat top guitar features as a sound board.

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars. Hell, if I owned a digital camera I’d certainly do that right away for this hub.

If you know guitars and you look at that picture of a Yamaki acoustic guitar up above, then it’s clear that that guitar is a copy of a Martin D 18. Were I unable to use that one, then I’d not be able or likely to find another photo so comparable. The thing that is MOST clear from that photo is that the guitar features a spruce soundboard. My uncle James owns one as well, and that would be the one that my grandfather used to own. You can’t really know how good a quality that guitar is from the picture – you don’t and can’t know whether or not it’s a solid wood construction guitar or not, but I’m betting that that is exactly what it is.

The Yamaki Deluxe Acoustic Guitar.

Now – looking at the fine photo above we see an example of the Yamaki acoustic guitar model called “The Yamaki Deluxe.” This guitar more resembles my Uncle Tom’s guitar than does the other photo, and the reason for this is that the sound board of this guitar is clearly a different wood than is the spruce sound board in the top photo. Very Fine And Rare Instruments.

When talking about Japanese made acoustic guitars people tend to think of Yamaha, Takamine, and Alvarez as being the major brands of acoustic guitars that are made in Japan. Basically, the two Yamaki acoustics that I’ve had my hands on both belong to Uncles of mine, and one of those uncles at one point or another had owned both of them.

Yamaki Acoustic Guitars.

I’m sticking to the full sized photo above – because it’s such a beautiful photo. I’ve not seen that guitar in years – I hope that cleared up any confusion that I might have created.

I’ve seen exactly two of these guitars ever. But there is also a pretty rare brand of guitar out there that you might run into, and that is the Yamaki brand of acoustic guitar. I became acquainted with one just this last week, and couldn’t have possibly been more impressed with that guitar.

If you recall that I mentioned something about having two uncles with Yamaki acoustic guitars – that’s correct. The other one I’d seen once belonged to my grandfather, and I nearly bought it from him at one point. Here’s what I know for certain – I like Yamaha acoustic guitars, and I consider them to be fine guitars, and especially if you buy one of their solid tonewood construction L series guitars – but I’m positive that the Yamaki guitar that I played this past week was better than any Yamaha acoustic guitar that I’ve ever seen or played, in fact, it was a very comparable guitar in quality to the Alvarez acoustic guitar that I fell in love with once at the North Texas Guitar Centre – but a more expensive or fancier guitar.

Baseball Betting – How to Bet on Baseball

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
Max G. Atkinson

Bet wisely and remember that it’s a long season and you might be the next gambler to be singing the praises of baseball wagering.

San Diego Padres OV 8.5 -130

San Francisco Giants UN 8.5 +110[

Smart bettors and professional gamblers will seldom give odds greater than -140 when betting on baseball and always look for a reason to bet the underdog. For our purposes, let’s say the odds on the game were:

The first thing prospective baseball bettors need to do is understand how the money line works.

How is the predicted number of runs figured? Simply by looking at the oddsmaker’s over/under number on the game. Obviously, 1.5 runs is more meaningful in a contest where the oddsmaker is predicting a total of 7 runs to be scored than it is in a game where the predicted total is 14 runs.

As a general rule, strikeout pitchers typically perform better in night games and may be solid under plays, while off-speed pitchers who don’t register too many strikeouts are usually good over plays when they are pitching in the daytime.

On the money line, Padres bettors will risk $115 to win $100, while Giants bettors will risk $100 to win $105.

Kansas City Royals +1.5 -125

Boston Red Sox -1.5 +105

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The Padres, as the road team, will continue to bat all the way through the ninth inning even if they’re already ahead, or if the Padres take a one run lead in the top of the ninth, they’ll continue to swing away and try to add to their lead.

Using our earlier game between the Padres and the Giants for total purposes, it’s quite possible we would see a totals proposition of:

Kansas City Royals +165

Boston Red Sox -180

Baseball Overs & UndersIf you’re completely new to overs/unders, more commonly referred to as totals, a good place to get started is here.

Baseball totals are just like the totals for any other sport, in that you’re betting the total number of points (runs in this case) is either over or under the bookmaker’s predicted total.

The run line uses a constant spread of 1.5 runs, although on very rare occasions you may see it jump to 2.5 runs. On the positive side, there will be cases where you receive favorable odds, such as +120 when you place a toals bet in baseball.

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As you remember from your reading on the money line, what this means is that Red Sox bettors are asked to risk $180 to win $100, while Royals bettors will risk $100 to win $165.

But when betting with the run line, we would expect to see the same game looking closer to:

San Diego Padres -1.5 +135

San Francisco Giants +1.5 -155

For wagering purposes what happens in extra innings counts, both for totals and run line bets.

Looking at another game, this time where the road team is favored, we’ll choose the Padres at the Giants. If you don’t know anything about over/unders, you’re in luck, as that’s our next topic.

The reason the odds didn’t change as much for the Padres (-115 to +135) as they did for the Red Sox (-180 to +105) is because the Red Sox are the home team and will not bat in the bottom of the ninth inning if they lead by one run or they will stop batting in the ninth inning if they go ahead by a run, even if the bases are loaded and there are no outs, unless they score by home run.

San Diego Padres -115

San Francisco Giants +105

What this means is that bettors wishing to wager more than 8.5 runs will be scored will have to risk $130 to win $100, while those wagering on the under will risk $100 to win $110.

There you have the basics to betting on the National Pastime. The team that is favored on the money line will also be the favored team on the run line.

The Run Line The run line is essentially a combination of the point spread and the money line rolled into one.

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It’s also wise to consider the predicted amount of runs scored in a game when looking at the run line. If you bet nothing but underdogs you can win less than half of your bets and still come out ahead in the long run.

Now, those people betting on the Royals are risking more money than they will win, in this case $125 to win $100, but they are receiving 1.5 runs. Using the run line, however, we would see odds resembling:

Let’s use an example of the Royals playing at the Red Sox. Even if the Royals lose by one run, those betting Kansas City on the run line will win their bet because of the 1.5 runs.. There is no point spread and the odds used for baseball wagering look foreign to them. On the regular money line we may see odds like:

Don’t worry, once you see it in action, it’s not nearly as confusing as it first sounds.

Baseball Betting – How to Bet on BaseballMany longtime sports bettors will say that baseball is the easiest of the major sports in which to show a profit, yet it’s one of the least wagered on sports around.

In the book “Sports Betting: A Winner’s Handbook” Jerry Patterson states, “More big scores have been made betting on baseball than any other proposition.”

Betting the run like makes sense when you like a big favorite and can get them at reduced odds by giving the 1.5 runs.

The most common assumption on why sports gamblers don’t wager on baseball is that they don’t know how. But it’s actually quite easy.

The one difference is that in many cases you will have to risk more than the standard -110 used in football and basketball totals when you place a baseball totals bet

2012 Olympic synchronized swimming tickets oversold

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson

Max G. Atkinson is a freelance author, book reviewer and an avid reader. To learn more about earning money from horse racing, check out http://www.tanningsalonmiramar.com. Also check out Race Profit Generator, where you can find the necessary tools that you need to make money from horse racing.
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They found that four synchronized swimming sessions were oversold.

“We are exchanging their synchronized swimming tickets for tickets in other sports that they originally applied for,” a London 2012 spokesman said in a statement.

The newly-built Aquatics Center, with its giant wave-like roof, is located at the Olympic Park and will play host to synchronized swimming and other water sports, including swimming and diving. The majority of spectators for those events will be seated in two temporary wings that will be taken down after the Games, the committee said.

Story highlightsThe error affects four synchronized swimming eventsAbout 3,000 customers were told of the errorThe Olympics are scheduled to open July 27

London 2012 Olympic organizers said Wednesday they oversold thousands of tickets for the synchronized swimming events at this summer’s Games.

The London Olympics are scheduled to take place July 27 through August 12. Organizers last month contacted around 3,000 customers who had applied for tickets to the four sessions and told them of the error.

The committee said it discovered the error while comparing final seating configurations at Olympic and Paralympic venues against the millions of ticket orders placed. The Paralympics go from August 29 to September 9.

It was not immediately clear whether the committee discovered oversold tickets in other events.