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Old 02-09-2020, 10:29 AM
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As soon as they announce a Roadtrip model I suspect I'll have to get one for the wife.
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I suspect that AZ speaks for a number of people.
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I have been on the road for a month with OF660 and still have a few more weeks before getting back home to play Cordoba cadet I paid $200 blemished a few months ago. While I couldn't be happier with OO660, I do miss nylon strings and am not sure if I could wait long enough to hear what forum members think of it before committing. After all it does overlap in many ways what OF660 provides for the most part.
Regardless, I am curious why OC660 and their wood version seem to have their saddle closer to the rear than OF660. Would it be purely to accommodate a longer string length despite what appears to be not the optimal sweet spot? I would love to know more about their thought process on the their design including the sound hole. Any speculations or inside infos?
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Any speculations or inside infos?
They told me at NAMM that they did a lot of experimenting with everything including the sound hole...they are very happy with it.

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they did a lot of experimenting with everything including the sound whole...they are very happy with it.

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[SIZE="3"]the sound whole..
I am very impressed with my ability to restrain myself at this point......

As far as the crossover OF..... my hybrid phase has matured with the custom 000C-Nylon based all magogganie Martin I had built....
Or I'd be out (another) $1300...... phew.
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I am very impressed with my ability to restrain myself at this point......
It usually passes in a week or two....I'd really like to hear one unplugged, so once you get it..
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Oscar;

I can't believe you're hanging on that relic of the past. What a burden; controlling temperature and humidity, afraid to move it from it's home base, constantly changing. Must be sentiment (or sediment).
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I am very impressed with my ability to restrain myself at this point......

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Ha...fixed it thanks.. darm W's anyway .
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Well, I placed an order for OC660. last night from the land of the morning calm.

Thanks, Kramster! I think...
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Well, I placed an order for OC660. last night from the land of the morning calm.

Thanks, Kramster! I think...
Congrats! So did you get one of the 20 "reserve" guitars or do you get the impression they are going into full production based on initial response? i look forward to your thoughts once you have it
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Well, I placed an order for OC660. last night from the land of the morning calm.
Thanks, Kramster! I think...

Whud I do?? I was just sitting minding my own business ... as usual.. Tell the Journey owners I said Hey... oh wait... maybe best you donít ... anyway..nice buy is what I was trying to say.
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Blackbird: Savoy
RainSong: CH-OM, CH-WS
Journey: OF660
McPherson: Touring(Honeycomb and gold) Early Kevin Michael Proto
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Ha...fixed it thanks.. darm W's anyway .
Please tell me you did it again on purpose.....
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Oscar;

I can't believe you're hanging on that relic of the past. What a burden; controlling temperature and humidity, afraid to move it from it's home base, constantly changing. Must be sentiment (or sediment).
It's a year old and I paid quite a bit of money to have it made... (before I was enlightened). Therefore I love it. Actually, I really like playing it and it sounds incredibly nice. The maggogany is, I think, more stable than spruce and I don't baby it. Short of leaving it in a hot car it has to run with the fibers in the herd. If it falls apart I'll make a picture frame out of it.
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