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Old 03-04-2024, 07:59 PM
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Great looking Martin and very handsome dog. Congrats. Can't wait to hear more about your comparison with the SC-13.
Thanks. The dog is Yoshi, who we got at the local shelter. He's a German shepherd mix of some kind, and he's very sweet.

The SC-28E is quite similar in play and feel to the SC-13E, for obvious reasons. The neck shape is still the same spiral 'Velocity' neck shape, which is asymmetrical, making it easier to play open chords closer to the nut, and thins out on the lower side when playing closer to the neck/body joint. It plays a lot more like my electrics in that regard, and I absolutely love it. Both have nice, low action, and the higher fret access is just unmatchable by any current acoustic on the market, due to that crazy neck joint.

The SC-13E does play a bit 'twangier' I think - hard to express, but I think because it uses lighter strings (11's are stock on the SC-13E), it sounds a bit brighter than the SC-28E.

The solid woods make the SC-28E sound more present in the midrange tones, and definitely gives it a fuller all around acoustic sound, when compared to my SC-13E.

I've only had it a few days, of course, so I'm sure if there are surprises, I'll discover them in the coming weeks.

The SC-28E is a few ounces heavier than my SC-13E. I do like the binding better - it's more traditional in look. The fret finishing is a little better on the SC-28E - the fret ends are a little more rounded, and the action is slightly lower on my SC-28e from the factory. Absolutely no buzz anywhere on the SC-28E's neck, and it plays just beautifully.

That's it for now. I'll have to play it more in the coming weeks to see if I notice any more differences...

Cheers.

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Old 03-05-2024, 06:26 AM
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Sixteen posts and nobody has mentioned the chair yet?

You guys are slipping!

It would be grand to play THAT guitar while sitting in THAT chair!
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Old 03-05-2024, 06:31 PM
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Sixteen posts and nobody has mentioned the chair yet?

You guys are slipping!

It would be grand to play THAT guitar while sitting in THAT chair!
While the Eames lounge chair is indeed a very comfortable place to sit, it really isn't a great chair for playing guitar. The arms get in the way, so you can't really put a guitar in your lap for a good playing position.

I usually end up playing while sitting on the ottoman instead...

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Sixteen posts and nobody has mentioned the chair yet?

You guys are slipping!

It would be grand to play THAT guitar while sitting in THAT chair!
Comfort above all?!?
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Nice one, congrats!
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While the Eames lounge chair is indeed a very comfortable place to sit, it really isn't a great chair for playing guitar. The arms get in the way, so you can't really put a guitar in your lap for a good playing position.

I usually end up playing while sitting on the ottoman instead...

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Maybe take a sawzall and chop off that right side armrest?

Just kidding! My mom had a Costco knock-off which was really comfortable.

I'm sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron chair right now. Love it.
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Old 03-05-2024, 07:40 PM
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Maybe take a sawzall and chop off that right side armrest?

Just kidding! My mom had a Costco knock-off which was really comfortable.

I'm sitting in a Herman Miller Aeron chair right now. Love it.
Believe it or not, Costco actually once sold authentic Eames lounge chair/ottomans for a pretty good price:

https://www.apartmenttherapy.com/her...-costco-245269

So, it's possible your mom's was authentic.

I got mine during an annual 20% off sale combined with a free shipping promotion from Design Within Reach. I do wish it was a nice lounge for playing guitar. Ikea actually does make a lounge chair that might be better for playing:

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/havberg...rown-50531657/
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Terrific looking guitar. I like that they made Standard series models.
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