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Old 05-13-2020, 06:27 PM
Triple Zero Triple Zero is offline
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If you’re going for that acoustic Mississippi Fred McDowell vibe, the older, cheaper archtops are where it’s at... Harmony, Silvertone, etc. They made a bunch of them in Europe too. I have a small-bodied Framus with bronze strings on it and it’s nothing like your run-of-the-mill modern “jazz“ guitar. Single notes can sound like you’re shooting them out of the soundboard with a bow and arrow. The strings are key for this— I don’t think you can get the same sound with electric strings.
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