Restrung the baritone with mediums (D'Addario EJ17) so that I can tune it to D standard.
Nice guitar, especially considering the connection with your dad. I have a '50 00-17 that seems to be getting the most play time lately.I recently “repossessed“ my father’s 1953 Martin 0-15 from long-term loan to my daughter in Regina. I had let her use this precious heirloom as she was learning to play guitar, and the small body and short scale made chords a little easier for her to play. However, she recently moved out to an acreage and no longer has time to play, so after 4 years away it’s now back in my collection.
Tonight I pulled it out, restrung it and greatly enjoyed its unique all-mahogany tone. I also brought out my 2015 CEO-7 and introduce him to his ‘older cousin’. There was definitely a contrast in tones, with the CEO-7 having more bass along with the dry but crisp Adirondack top end, and the 0-15‘s balance tone and sweet mids & highs. Interestingly though, they both ‘sound like Martins’ just in different ways. A fun night all around….
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I own a little all Mahogany Alvarez AP66 parlor (1 3/4" nut width) and an all Mahogany Martin OODB Jeff Tweedy. I have D'Addario EJ-16 on the Alvarez I keep in Open G, while the Tweedy came with Monel Retro 0,012". I never swithed strings so far, though I find the Alvarez tone quite high. But I had tried D'Addario EJ and Monel on the Loar LH-700 VS I had (you can find my review on this forum). The Loar Co. guys would suggest the EJ strings, but as I read some forum and wanted to try Monel, I tried these. The EJ made the Loar sound quite country (reminding Maybelle Carter's Wildwood Flowers sounds) while the Monel made it sound jazzy. Bottom line is I was to ban the Monel until I tried the Tweedy at the local store : I bought the Tweedy with the Monel on and never felt I should switch to any other set of strings. Another guy had EJ on his OODB, and wondered if he would switch to Monel because he founded the EJ tone too high. Hope it helps.Just picked up a 2007 Alvarez FR20SM. Solid Mahogany top, mahogany back and sides - my first venture into "all Hog". (...) Put on some D'Addario XT Lights 12-53, and don't mind the sound, but I may swap these for some Monel's, just to see the difference (I've never tried Monel's, and hear they are nice on an all "hog" acoustic). (...) Anyone else here own one? (Added this quote as a new topic, as well).