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Old 03-24-2010, 05:03 PM
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I am so glad to see this section.

I got an Applegate C about 3 weeks ago now, and am liking it more and more. It will never replace my steel strings, but makes a great partner.

Playing the guitar is improving my playing. It has a 26 inch scale so it is forcing me to work on my stretching.

I am enjoying the tones I can get out of the guitar. I am discovering some really sweet tones as I play more and more. I am finding some of my music really lends itself to the nylon sound and I like it.

Jack
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:31 PM
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I've always thought it was interesting that steel string guitars of various scales, are all shorter than classical guitars, or nylon string guitars. The long steel string is closer to a 640 mm scale than to a standard 650 mm. Then if you start looking at the old Ramirez guitars, they were 664 mm. Talk about a stretch!
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Old 03-24-2010, 06:50 PM
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Yeah, I believe mine is a 660 mm scale. I was worried when I ordered it that it would be way too long. The shape of the neck makes it playable. I have to say if I practice on this guitar and the step down my Taylor GC feels very comfortable.

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Did you buy it from Dream Guitars? The one they had listed was a very attractive guitar. I am so glad you are enjoying it.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:27 PM
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Thanks Toni

Yes, I got it from Dream Guitars. I am really enjoying the guitar. Before I found it, I had dreamed of finding a Myrtle/Engelmann combo. It is beautiful guitar. It has a really great tone and I feel like I am just scratching the surface in learning how to get more tone out of it.

I feel like I got a really nice guitar at a really good price.

Jack
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Old 03-26-2010, 11:45 AM
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I am so glad to see this section.

I got an Applegate C about 3 weeks ago now, and am liking it more and more. It will never replace my steel strings, but makes a great partner.

Playing the guitar is improving my playing. It has a 26 inch scale so it is forcing me to work on my stretching.

I am enjoying the tones I can get out of the guitar. I am discovering some really sweet tones as I play more and more. I am finding some of my music really lends itself to the nylon sound and I like it.

Jack
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Old 03-26-2010, 01:22 PM
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Jimmy

They've been on the site for a while in the general section. Here is the link...

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...ight=applegate

I passed up a Cervantes Crossover for this and so far it is a happy decision. It really would have been a win either way.

Take a look, tell me what you think.

Jack
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Jimmy

They've been on the site for a while in the general section. Here is the link...

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...ight=applegate

I passed up a Cervantes Crossover for this and so far it is a happy decision. It really would have been a win either way.

Take a look, tell me what you think.

Jack
Thanks Jack. We were up at Dream Guitars a few weeks ago and saw the Cerrvantes Crossover but not your Applegate. It is beautiful.
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Nice, real nice! It is so rewarding to go with something a little out of the ordinary when it comes to woods & come up with great looks & even better tone.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:57 PM
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Thanks Jimmy, Toni

About the only thing I would add to the guitar is I'd like to put a pickup in it. I am leaning towards a K&K. My only question is whether to to pair the SBT with a UST or a mini boom mic. Not sure what I'll do, yet.

Jack
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"Better than that, ma'am," said Dorothy. "I came from Kansas."
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