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Old 02-19-2011, 10:15 AM
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Great instrument, total masterpiece, but something that demands at least a year of calm, gentle dedication to get into I'd imagine...

I picked mine up last November '10. Its already 2011, does that count?

I did see your pics. i would have loved to play that Greenfield! What were your impressions on that guitar?
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Hi Eric,
I too took the plunge into the Harp Guitar world in December.
I bought a Holloway HG Model 5 Natural.
http://www.hollowayharpguitars.com/

Recently got my electronics set-up all squared away. Sounding good.

I will agree about the learning curve. Pretty steep, but slow progress
has really been rewarding.

Stephen Bennett just released two Harp Guitar instructional DVD's.
Available at his web-site, the Harp Guitar Music page of Harpguitars.net.
and Truefire. He plays in a different sub tuning (Bennett tuning=high to low
G, D, C, B, A, G. which requires a different set of strings)

Lots of fun and potential, just need to find the time....

Mike
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mike, i was going to get a halloway, but couldnt wait! i found mine about a month before i could get a halloway. hope you are enjoying yours. what kind of pick up did you go with?
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Hi Eric,
Went with K&K. After picking Andy McKee's brain about the electronics in
his Greenfield HG. The neck got a standard K&K Pure Mini. The subs got
a custom undersaddle FanTaStick p/up. (custom because of the non standard
string spacing on the subs) Wired in stereo, and out to a D-Tar Solstice preamp.
Since the Solstice is two channel, it gives me volume and tone
controls for each p/up - channel.

Got to run it through its paces after church last Sunday. Once I got things
dialed in, it sounded great.

It was funny how many congregation members came up and asked what the
HG was. Be prepared for them, as they will ask.

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