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Guitar Fundi

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  1. My .02 I bought a Southern Jumbo new online because it had the fatter neck I was looking for and when I got it the tone was just not what I wanted, some of it was but not the low thump E string I wanted, etc. but guitar was gorgeous and had a fattish neck. I went through the usual lets try 50 different string types, started with the Gibson Masterbuilt Premium PB 12s and 50 different sets later decided almost full circle on the Gibson Masterbuilt Premium PB 13s, LOL. Tone still not what I thought I was paying for, but in first 8 weeks the guitar really opened up VERY noticeably that it gave me hope and 18 months later the low E is there! Tone is brilliant! If the guitar out of the case isn't tonally perfect... play the strings off of it for at least a year and give the guitar a chance to open up... also it won't open up if you don't play it ;-) Good Luck and God Bless!
  2. I don't care for Maple B/S normally, but I was able to play a Wildwood Iron Mountain AJ with Maple B/S one time with friends and we were all blown away by it! I had to work in UT an MT an the plan was to swing down to Wildwood which I looked forward to for months and then bc of schedule had to drive by it on a Sunday (closed) still bummed.
  3. Yes Wildwood Guitars puts in the spec list the Neck Depth at the first and ninth frets. Distance from top of fretboard to back of neck. It is VERY helpful for those of us who desire/require specific neck depths. It makes me really appreciate Wildwood Guitars because it shows they really want you to get what "you want" and not just "selling" to you. A neck with a first fret Neck Depth of .79 vs .93 is often the differences... quite significant! I prefer first fret depth of .89-.93 & Modified V or V ;-)
  4. Something that was explained to me once and I am not an "in the know" expert, but the early Gibson's sound board wood was of trees that were older/denser trees and they needed to be braced lighter also and that you can't really duplicate the early Gibson's without that wood which does not exist. So, bracing was changed to deal with different available top wood characteristics and not to re-voice the guitars. Evidently Adi wood is as close as you can get... just repeating info, but it sounds like it has credence to it.
  5. Tried to attach a video... is that a "no go"? Said it was too large... not sure how to make it smaller or do this correctly at all... is there a FAQ section that explains these things? My computer-foo is weak ;-(
  6. I have been told that others think it might be a Groove Tube? Thanks for your info! I will keep exploring this!
  7. I have listened to this with my Beyer DT 770 Pro headphones and I can hear these guitars more pure and true than any other Youtube recording ever. Can anyone identify the mic used and maybe elaborate on how they achieved this level of pure/true and clarity of sound over Youtube? You can see the mic at 0.57 and several other times. Thanks and God Bless!
  8. He became a legit rodeo cowboy, losing all his front teeth to a bull and finally realized he was better musician than a Bull Rider ;-)

  9. His parents lost their ranch in NM... at some point they had gotten into drugs/alcohol badly. After they lost everything his Mother committed suicide and then not too long afterward his Father committed suicide. Ryan was orphaned and ended up in south TX where some Mariachi started teaching him guitar on his front porch... that is why Ryan's style is so unique is it stems from Mariachi music

  10. Ryan has spoken "a little bit" about it in interviews but not much as unlike many troubadours who like to wave their real or contrived heart ache around like its a right of passage... Ryan's is just fact and its quite horrible. Before it was ever published I knew his childhood babysitter and she told me the story. Short versions have since been published...

  11. So the only difference is the 347 has a more expensive fret board and it is for some reason less desirable and cheaper than a 335??? Why?
  12. Why a ES-347? What is the difference between it and the ES-335?
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