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Old 12-23-2021, 04:14 PM
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These are all great responses and guidance. Thank you so much!!!! I still can't decide
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Old 12-24-2021, 07:29 AM
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I had a GX for many years (regretfully sold) and I did get to play an OX a couple of times. While it was pretty good, IMHO the GX is a much better guitar - if someone offered me a choice of an OX or a GX, Iíd take the GX no question.
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Old 12-25-2021, 01:00 AM
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Cant go wrong with an original Pre Peavey Composite Acoustics Legacy Dreadnought.
Vintage Voicing, 1 3/4” Nut Width, with well Balanced Tone. only a couple of finishes were available. just High Gloss and what CA called Road Tuff.
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Old 12-25-2021, 06:24 AM
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Iíve had a pre-Peavey GX for several years now. Itís playability and tone are wonderful. It has a 1.75Ē nut, but what took me a while to get used to is the fact that the neck profile doesnít broaden out when transitioning from the nut to the heel joint (or rather, the LACK of a heel joint) - the neck depth is consistent along its length.

That sort of bothered me at first, but I am now used to it.

Iíve played one other GX at Artisan Guitars (when they were in Franklin TN), and that model had the same neck profile.

My CA is my go-to travel guitar - whenever I hit the road, that guitar, and a ukulele, always go with me. I love the fact that I can just put it up in the rooftop clamshell carrier (the ukes always ride inside the car), winter or summer, and never worry about it.
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:50 AM
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I have a GX. You can hear several recordings of it on my YouTube channel (linked in my sig); any vid where you see the GX, it was used in the recording. It sounds good acoustically, and great live with the Aura pickup.

I did get to play an OX once at a shop, while I was investigating CA guitars. I wasn't as enamored with the OX; I thought it sounded a bit thin. IIRC it is not only smaller in width/length than a GX but also not as deep.
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Thank you all so much. Iíll be on the look out for a used GX then
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:39 PM
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Oh, and can you help me to understand the differences in the two fishman pick up options?
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Old 12-26-2021, 11:47 PM
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If you can find a GX without a factory ďbarn doorĒ pickup, youíll be better off to be able to install your own and upgrade whenever you want without impacting the guitar.
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Old 12-27-2021, 07:28 AM
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I found one with Trace Acoustic AGP electronics, is that okay?
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Old 12-27-2021, 10:15 AM
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Iím not familiar with that system, but if itís an after market one that didnít require a large hole to be cut in the side of the guitar, then if the guitar is otherwise fine, Iíd say go for it.

So, what I meant is to avoid any electronics that has a large hole cut in the side of the guitar to facilitate it. Usually, these are factory installed when the guitar was new. This is just a personal pet peeve of mine. There are so many after market electronics options that can be discreetly installed and can be easily swapped out if desired as systems improve.
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