Yesterday, I took 2 used Martins off the wall at L&M Edm S. Both about the same price.
-nice sounding D-28, but there were a bunch of impressions all over the lower bout, like it was banged into a stand frequently or something. I think it was discounted accordingly.
-a freaking CANNON of an HD28, if you're looking for one under 3K give them a call. Well broken in, no signs of abuse.
Sigma DR28V. Records pretty good has a K&K and a De Armond magnetic pickup so plug those two into the board separate channel for each. Will add a mic in front tomorrow to see if that helps but it’s not bad with just the two pickups.
Spent a good hour and a half on my Collings OM2H learning a ’new-old’ Tommy Emmanuel song today. (called Ol’ Brother Hubbard, great tune!)
It’s always daunting when starting out a Tommy song, but little by little it begins to come together! It’ll take a week or so to be able to play it smoothly, then I gotta work on the artistry. (always the toughest part) All this to learn a song that’s under two minutes long...
I pulled out the Takamine G320 yesterday. Did a little flat picking and finger picked some old blues. I think this guitar likes the flat pick more than being finger picked. It also has a much brighter tone than my rosewood body 1976 Morris W604M.
I will be going to check this out. I found it for sale online here locally and will be meeting with the seller this afternoon. Mid 80's Yamaha FS-310. I hope it's playable.
I played my new (to me) Yamaha FS-310 after a extensively cleaning the last owners gunk off the fret board, installing a new set of .011-.052 gauge strings and setting the action it's a nice little blues box fingerpicker.
As I was astonished how well my fretting hand played on the Gibson L-1 yesterday, I played it again today... And I still could not understand how it played well again : I was sure I used to have a problem fretting on that 1,725" nut width neck. So I took the ruler to measure it again : 1,75" (1 3/4") !!! What the hell is going on ?! I was sure it was 1,725" ! So this did cast some doubt on my mind about my memory of these and I mesured the L-00TV nut : 1,725 in. !
Now, I do not understand why the L-OO TV plays easier than the L-1 ! Maybe it is the short twelve fret neck on a peculair body? I have to do one more comparative trial though. Life sometimes brings quite odd issues !
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