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Old 05-02-2019, 08:32 PM
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DAY TWO:

I changed the stock PB strings for a set of monel Martin Retros, and those sound spectacular on this guitar. I can feel the bass notes resonating through the body, and the sustain is greatly enhanced. These strings really woke up the guitar.

One thing I'm observing is the guitar is a lot more responsive when fingerpicked (with bare fingers) or played with a light pick attack. If my attack is too strong, I can feel the guitar fighting with me, but with a lighter touch it produces the most lovely bloom and delicacy. I wonder if this resistance is just a part of its inherent character, or if it's tight because it's new?
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