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Strings For a 1934 OJ Reissue


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A novel and most humble way of announcing an NGD. I agree with the canine pirate stylist; nice to have the first string set put on be something you're familiar with. Allows you to see what the guitar is bringing you, sound-wise.

 

Safe travels, OJ. Enjoy the NGD Saturday. Looking forward to seeing some snaps.

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Congrats! Let us know how you like it and make sure to post some pictures.

The OJ comes with Lights, I think Medium suits the OJ much better. I really like the Monel strings on it. You have to wait a few days, they need to "cure". I have currently Bronze 80/20 on it. They are nice as well, but I will go back to Monels soon.

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Just switched to 80/20s on my J35 after playing monels (nickel) for the past year. The nickel strings are great for old timely blues sounds (more funamental tone) but some of what I am playing right now benefits from the extra ring and warmth of the 80/20s. As for string gauge, the mediums would be good for bluegrass, or if you just want the thing to go boom. You may find a more nuanced tone with lights (what I have on my '35, though I used a .13 for a little extra boyd on top).

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I put some John Pearse Mediums on it and it sounds great. I had some people on the AGF board tell me this guitar can't handle medium strings and it will hurt the top, is this true?

 

I'll post a NGD pic later today.

 

 

Can't Comment on the OJ but every hog/spruce gibson I ever owned loved pb lights. I use elixir just because I hate changing strings and I also think they sound good when they age.

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I put some John Pearse Mediums on it and it sounds great. I had some people on the AGF board tell me this guitar can't handle medium strings and it will hurt the top, is this true?

 

I'll post a NGD pic later today.

 

 

As I wrote in my earlier reply, this guitar really benefits from medium gauge strings. I use them since I own it, bought it in 2013 never had any issue with it.

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