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Guest 928 10-04-2018 12:28 PM

Oh sure. Mock all those poor waiters, repeating their expressions of woe. I don't care what your cat says, you are just bad to the bone.

Captain Jim 10-04-2018 12:39 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 5854264)
Oh sure. Mock all those poor waiters, repeating their expressions of woe. I don't care what your cat says, you are just bad to the bone.

B-b-b-b-b-bad. Bad to the bone.

And for the record, I was not mocking anyone... just tossing you a bone, so you could sit back and laugh your evil cackle.

Yep - bad to the bone.

:D

Captain Jim 10-05-2018 06:01 PM

The guitar has arrived in the US, but no other detail. You donít suppose Evan has paid off the USPS to not update the tracking? Nahhh; he wouldnít do that. Would he? :rolleyes:

Just funning around. I know he would. Busy with scooting and some home projects today... first day since weíve been home that I didnít get some guitar time in. Yet. :)

kramster 10-05-2018 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 5855354)
You donít suppose Evan has paid off the USPS to not update the tracking?

Interesting idea...thanks

jdinco 10-05-2018 10:37 PM

Might be time for some more of them big fish pictures while you wait...:)

Captain Jim 10-06-2018 07:39 AM

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Originally Posted by jdinco (Post 5855510)
Might be time for some more of them big fish pictures while you wait...:)

Like this?

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-6xZeRPLIM...400/29Face.jpg

Rub my belly...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-TbRYG_B6s...ellyByBoat.jpg

OT, but this is what a "waiter" does. ;)

And for the record, those "big fish"... yeah, they're mammals. :D

jdinco 10-06-2018 08:27 AM

Great pics...yeah, I knew that "mammal" thing was coming. :) I hope your guitar arrives soon. looking forward to the report.

Captain Jim 10-06-2018 02:41 PM

So, I ran the tracking number from AN Post through USPS... the guitar is currently "in transit to the destination" after being played by Postal Workers in San Antonio. With this being a "Monday Holiday weekend," it should likely show up on Tuesday. :)

In and out of Customs on the 5th.

I put the red strap (I had taken with us this summer with the X10 in mind) on the X20 today. Joan said, "That looks good on there - I think you need another strap."

;)

Guest 928 10-06-2018 02:56 PM

That's actually pretty good time. Looking forward to seeing/hearing the new family member.

Captain Jim 10-06-2018 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 5856059)
That's actually pretty good time. Looking forward to seeing/hearing the new family member.

Who is this, and what have you done with Evan???!!!

:D

Guest 928 10-06-2018 06:03 PM

Evan is lurking around, checking things out. Seeing who is vulnerable. You're looking pretty solid; cool wife, great cat, nice guitars, good pics. Not much use in picking on you. Looking for new meat. Besides, can't be picking on a cousin--I leave that to nephew K.

kramster 10-06-2018 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 5856179)
Not much use in picking on you. Looking for new meat. Besides, can't be picking on a cousin--I leave that to nephew K.

Hey now ..I resemble that remark...or something' like that

Captain Jim 10-09-2018 11:45 AM

A package for me from Ireland has been sitting in our local Post Office since Saturday afternoon. Well, I'm assuming so, based on the time it left our regional hub earlier that day. So, with Sunday and the Monday holiday in there, I expected to see those 3 little words we all want to hear: Out For Delivery.

Nope. Instead, when I checked this morning, I got...

"Sorry, we're currently experiencing technical difficulties with our tracking application. We thank you for your patience while we work to resolve the issue. Please check back."

Pretty sure the USPS is just messing with me. ;)

My darling wife said, "Don't put your life on hold today - you know deliveries run later than usual after a holiday weekend."

Pretty sure she's messing with me, too.

On the bright side, the tracking has been restored, stating that the package was checked into the local Post Office at 6:20 this morning, and "Expected Delivery on Tuesday, October 9th."

No, they don't deliver to our house here on this island, and there are no parcel package lockers big enough for a guitar at our centrally located boxes... so, I'll just wait to see if they leave the box at our Activity Office (sometimes they do that), or take it back to the Post Office where I won't be able to pick it up until tomorrow.

Yeah, they're all messing with me.

Guest 928 10-09-2018 12:01 PM

How about the cat? Messing with you also?

By the way, the three little words are "experiencing technical difficulties."

raysachs 10-09-2018 12:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 5858564)
On the bright side, the tracking has been restored, stating that the package was checked into the local Post Office at 6:20 this morning, and "Expected Delivery on Tuesday, October 9th."

No, they don't deliver to our house here on this island, and there are no parcel package lockers big enough for a guitar at our centrally located boxes... so, I'll just wait to see if they leave the box at our Activity Office (sometimes they do that), or take it back to the Post Office where I won't be able to pick it up until tomorrow.

Yeah, they're all messing with me.

FWIW, when my X20 came last month, I never got an "out for delivery" on the tracking system either. Just something similar to your "expected delivery" thing. And it ended up showing up that day pretty early. So you're probably golden in terms of that. But the situation with no mail delivery to your island, I can't give you any comfort on that one...

I do know that within a few days you'll have forgotten all about the waiting...

Captain Jim 10-09-2018 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by EvanB (Post 5858588)
How about the cat? Messing with you also?

By the way, the three little words are "experiencing technical difficulties."

Nah, the cat loves me. He knows I am the one that picked him.

Now, is there anyone out there who wants to hear: "Experiencing technical difficulties"?? ;)

----

Ray, I'm just having some fun with this. I played my X20 this morning. Considered taking the boat out this morning, but the wind has really piped up. A bit hot and muggy for some scooter time. The Blonde is making some kind of dessert that is smelling really good... if I go out now, I'll miss the hot-out-of-the-oven whatever that is. :)

kramster 10-09-2018 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 5858629)
the hot-out-of-the-oven whatever that is. :)


Mmmmmm my favorite

Captain Jim 10-09-2018 04:17 PM

Well, it is official: New Guitar Day!

Probably more details about getting it today than necessary, but the link is here...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2018/10...e-sayings.html

The highlights: the lady delivering our mail today wasn't driving the usual USPS van. When she saw me with the pink slip from our mailbox, she said, "I have that box in my car - is that something you want today?"

OMG - YES!!

Had she not been there when I went to check mail, it would have been tomorrow before I could have picked it up - at the Post Office.

She slid the box out of her back seat and the far end of it whacked down onto the pavement... sure hope it is packed good.

The box (the red circle is where there is a small hole punched in it)...

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oZLbUseSo...s400/01Box.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-16DZERxN9...2BoxCorner.jpg

I ordered the gig bag instead of the Hiscox case. The Hiscox case is great, but a gig bag fits better with our traveling style (and I am running out of places to stash hard shell cases)...

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-l4TwWJQeg...imUnboxing.jpg

The good news: the guitar is in perfect condition.

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-jhRfupAwu...4JimGuitar.jpg

I played it acoustically for a while, then compared it to the X20 and the X7...

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-zNZ9o3zir...0/06X10X20.jpg

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nUcB8xM3g...00/07X10X7.jpg

The X10 is on the left in both of the above images.

And then to plug it in... it kicks! Joan and Rufus came in to listen. Rufus is in charge of my security...

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YV5WxM2uN...00/08Rufus.jpg

A couple of the Emerald provided glamour shots...

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_2DCz0lgH...00/10Front.jpg

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-q12fQj1Co...13X10Horiz.jpg

I like the Crystal Ice on the back and sides. I also requested "a bit more shading" on the edges, and they did a great job with that.

I'm not a big fan of the D'Addario strings it ships with, and I'll be changing those out for some Elixirs after I spend some more time with this lovely guitar.

The 1 11/16ths inch nut and thinner neck (as compared to my X7 or X20) is an absolute delight. The access to the upper frets, even with the shorter scale and 13-frets to the body that I ordered, is as good as any electric I've owned. The action on this is low and sweet. Right out of the box, it plays faster and easier than any of my other acoustics.

I have seen some discussion here about the X10 being brighter than the X7 or X20 acoustically - my ears confirm that. It is still a nice acoustic tone, and good balance. We'll see what a change of strings and perhaps gauge does for this.

I'll try to post something with some sound comparisons in the next few days. If you need me, I'll be in my guitar room. ;)

wickedwahine 10-09-2018 04:28 PM

Yay! You got it, and it is lovely. The guitar looks wonderful, and Rufus, as always, brightens up my day. When mine ships in late November (Kevin’s estimate today), I will have to get a shot of my furry feline next to it.

I eagerly await finding out which (X7, X10 or X20) becomes your favorite. :)

David Eastwood 10-09-2018 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 5858817)
Well, it is official: New Guitar Day!

Congratulations! But you missed the most important part - where's the coffee mug?

Captain Jim 10-09-2018 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by eatswodo (Post 5858822)
Congratulations! But you missed the most important part - where's the coffee mug?

One stays in the motorhome, this new one joins the first one I got. The mugs have changed a bit since the first one. This new one is glossy and looks a bit more "upscale." I will try it out with some hot cocoa in the morning. ;)

raysachs 10-09-2018 04:36 PM

Congratulations. Glad you got it today! Enjoy, use it well, etc, etc, etc...

-Ray

David Eastwood 10-09-2018 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Captain Jim (Post 5858826)
One stays in the motorhome, this new one joins the first one I got. The mugs have changed a bit since the first one. This new one is glossy and looks a bit more "upscale." I will try it out with some hot cocoa in the morning. ;)

Splendid :) Still holding out hope for a delivery yet this week myself...

Captain Jim 10-09-2018 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by wickedwahine (Post 5858821)
Yay! You got it, and it is lovely. The guitar looks wonderful, and Rufus, as always, brightens up my day. When mine ships in late November (Kevinís estimate today), I will have yo get a shot of my furry feline next to it.

I eagerly await finding out which (X7, X10 or X20) becomes your favorite. :)

I thought I would have a favorite between the X20 and the X7... I love 'em both. This X10 is a "Goldilocks" between those two, but I think I now have 3 favorites instead of 2. ;)

Rufus comes into the guitar room whenever I go in there. He is an appreciative audience. :)

Your current X7 will make the wait much easier.

jdinco 10-09-2018 05:02 PM

Really cool Jim, thanks for such a good report and the pictures. Enjoy that beauty !!

nuttyprof 10-09-2018 05:49 PM

Wow! What a beaut!! Post some audio clips when you get a chance!!!

Guest 928 10-09-2018 05:58 PM

Captain;

Good on you--what a beautiful instrument! And, you say it well, the 10 is the goldilocks.

jwellsy 10-09-2018 06:09 PM

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Congrats! My buddy Simon likes it too.
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Methos1979 10-09-2018 06:29 PM

Can't see any photos...

Can't access the blog at work either.

kramster 10-09-2018 06:36 PM

Welcome to the X10 club...Nice!!

Plugged in it is great as you may now know.


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