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  1. I understand what you are saying. I thought your comment was directed to my comment (since that what you quoted) about simply playing the guitar vs using the product - I got that mostly from the comment you made, and I quote - "But apples to apples, I truly doubt a 5-minute treatment would compare to our recommended 2-week nonstop initial treatment with different intensity combinations." I have no experience with the product, and honestly no really interest in trying - hence the reason I said I am not a fan. I don't have anything negative to say about the product, and I hope you are very successful. I have read people giving good reviews, and that is great. Also, all guitars I have (without exception) have baked tops...so.... Thanks for taking your time to reply and explain the context of your comment, really appreciate it. Good luck again!
  2. Are you saying it is "safer" to use your product than it is to strum the guitar (do what the guitar was actually built to do)? 😂 Sorry, thanks but no thanks. I wasn't a fan before, now that just sealed the deal 🙄
  3. Wow, this price from Wildwood is REALLY good... I hope you closed the deal!
  4. I would never put a K&K on my expensive guitars, or buy a guitar with it unless it is a fantastic deal that I could flip if I wanted and make a buck...I find the CA glue to very intrusive on the bridge plate. If you ever have to remove it is impossible to get the glue out...some people say they can but I respectfully doubt since the glue is sucked into the wood. For a bit more money the Amulet system is very similar but instead of CA glue it uses a double tape system. I do hear lots of praises for the K&K, sure they are good and inexpensive....but just not for me.
  5. As already said - sound is subjective. Although they have similar body, they are very different guitars - material and construction so the sound and feel will be different. IMO the difference is night and day towards the Vintage (which is one I have) - I like the power delivered by the sum of the components listed below: Vintage: 1) Much more scalloped #1 brace 2) More angle on the X-brace - more open towards the bottom allowing for more bass 3) VOS 4) Hide Glue 5) Baked top Notice I did not list Adirondack. I like a Mahogany back and sides guitar with Sitka as much as Adirondack. The preference towards Adi tops is when paired with rosewood.
  6. That is one factor, the other is aging...
  7. Strum your guitar for 5 minutes /day, with no reason or rhyme, and it will do the work you need for free 🙂
  8. Here is a tip if you do get them, remove the glue with alcohol, install the high E then the low E with just the pressure of the ball against the plate, really nice, easy to remove... completely non-intrusive. I have installed three so far and will always get them on every guitar from now on.
  9. Just installed on my HB, sounds as good as without and I have peace of mind on a $4K guitar that it's structure will not be damaged by the damn pins digging into the wood. I have one more coming for the J-45.
  10. This morning installed my my Martin D38 '37 AA, and again same experience...IFF I can hear any change is a bit more sustain, but it could be my ears... Really like the idea of this product to protect the structure of the guitar without sacrificing tone. Next will be my Gibs 👍
  11. Received today my plate mates and tried on my Taylor. First time I took pictures of the inside, so please forgive me :). I am a newbie, no pretension to know the technical details and intricacies of how the whole guitar system works....so with that out of the way, looking at how the bridge plate looks like now, I can see the wear and the need to eventually get work done. Installation was pain free, the material is very very light and the plate mate is really nice. I have NOT noticed a change of how the guitar sounds at all....maybe I will be able to as I play some more. For now I am very very happy and have one to install on each guitar I have.
  12. I am doing for all the songs I can now, fun and really sounds great...the song that me going was Dust in the Wind
  13. I prefer unslotted pins, if you do have slotted pins and want to change, you have to slot the bridge....unslotted pins help the ball ends of the string to be easy on the bridge plate and on the pins themselves. I am also going to try the Plate Mate on my other guitar to see how it goes, if I like I will put them on all my guitars.
  14. Really really nice, well done!!!!!
  15. I truly share your experience. I have found my Holy Grail guitars to be the Hummingbird and the D-28 '37 authentic. I also have a J-45 Vintage 2019, which is just AWESOME, and I had it for sale....but thanks to some members here asking me questions about the guitar, I had to open the case to take some pictures of the label and while I was at it I decided to play for a bit...well, the result is I took out of the market...it is really an amazing guitar and playing it again made me doubt if I really want to sell it... As I said, I found the two guitars that float my boat, and my goal is to keep the two, and add other variations of the same....so I might sell the J-45, but today is not that day 🙂
  16. Thanks again. I got a digital caliper and measures just yours! Thank you so much for taking your time to do that!!!
  17. Do you think this is the same as the HB TV 2019 models?
  18. Hi, does anyone know what is the string spacing for the HB? Thanks in advance
  19. Hello everyone, is there an area to list guitar for sale in this forum? Thanks in advance.
  20. The difference between the non-aged and the aged is on the thin finish package - the aged is about 40%-50% thinner than the Authentic not-aged model. The pre-worn (Aged) has its debates, as you are saying, that you can age yourself so why pay an extra $1500 for someone to do it for you, and I sued to think the same way...the truth is on the thinner finish... One of the reasons I absolutely love my Bird and J45 is because of the VOS which adds a lot of mojo to the tones coming out of them.
  21. AA = Authentic Aged. It mean it is an authentic replica of a 1937 D-28, with the aging/relic/wear... but it is actually a brand new guitar... key features of this guitar are: - Really really thin finish, thing of VOS on steroids - Hot hide glue - Red spruce VTS top (translates to the same as baked/torrefied) - Madagascar Rosewood back and sides - Hand scalloped forwards shifted bracing also baked/torrefied - And a lot of hand banging to create the looks of a 1937 guitar.... I actually like the mojo quite a bit.
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