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Follow your joy, grasshopper.
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  1. In Topic:Franken 45 - Need More Advice, Please

    16 November 2017 - 02:19 PM

    Re-topped, suspect neck joint, wonky frets.............run away. Even at a grand it sounds like trouble.
  2. In Topic:49 Southern Jumbo

    10 November 2017 - 08:38 AM

    Peaky?! WTF?

    Here's a photo of a photo of the hardtail 6120 from many years back...........playing somewhere outdoors here in the city. I think that little amp was a Carr Mercury......single 12, maybe 20 watts, with a Fulltone Tape Echo in front of it.........what a tone! And there's that 2-ton Calton case I had made for the guitar........I was so much younger then!

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  3. In Topic:49 Southern Jumbo

    10 November 2017 - 08:27 AM

    Yes, yes.......I do reside in the home of the 2017 WORLD SERIES CHAMPION HOUSTON ASTROS!

    To be frank, there is not to my knowledge what I'd call an excellent luthier in this city. In my experience that's sad but true. I have dealt with several here and for one reason or another been less than completely satisfied with their work. Good enough, yes, but exceptional......no. I had a very bad experience with one in particular, whom I will not name here out of courtesy. Another does pretty good work but is a bit sloppy about it.......and that brings another to mind that is pretty much the same. There is one guy that did impress me with his work.......Ronnie Pace of Pace Guitar Repair. However, the work he did for me was on a Gretsch 6120 hollow body electric instrument, not an acoustic. I had decided I wanted the Bigsby removed and a Gibson-style stop tailpiece installed..........a hardtail 6120! An unusual request for sure, but Ronnie wasn't scared and actually had a novel approach to making it happen. The results were spectacular and I was more than pleased with his work, slow though it was. If his acumen with acoustic guitars is anywhere near what he was able to do with my 6120, he'd be the go-to guy. You might give him a ring and discuss things............
  4. In Topic:The 12 and the 14

    08 November 2017 - 07:26 PM

    Thanks for the interest! To be honest, I'm just too damn lazy to go poking around inside inspecting braces and neck blocks...........really doesn't matter much but there is a notable weight difference between the two. Both have K&K Pure Mini pickups, all passive. Love 'em both! Put Sunbeams on the 14'er just to remember what they sound like on that guitar but I've gone back to Retro 12's as they do it for me on this guitar. The 12'er works best with Sunbeams.

    [blush] Thanks for the kudos to Jinder & Sal! I'll never be any more of a guitar player than I already am, with mediocre skills, but being what I like to call a songster is enough for me.......I just love to bang on a few chords and sing a song.
  5. In Topic:The 12 and the 14

    06 November 2017 - 11:30 AM

    View Postj45nick, on 06 November 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

    Buc, I find it hard to get a feel for the differences with that very percussive playing style you are using in this comparison.

    I agree. This was done not long after I landed the 12 fret. While the volume differences is not so up front in this video, the 12 fret is definitely warmer.........



    Em7.........oh yes, I'll be keeping the both of these and have no desire to hunt for more.