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Old 02-11-2019, 09:04 PM
3woodengulls 3woodengulls is offline
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I am thinking of buying this guitar. Anyone that knows about these guitars I would love to know about them? Do they sound good unplugged? Any help would be great
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:23 PM
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I have played the later version of of the EC-30 -- the J-185 EC -- that a student of mine owned. I remember being a little disappointed at how quiet it sounded unplugged. The good news is that the EC-30 had an arched laminated maple back, so if it's at all like my similarly built Guild, it should put out quite a bit more volume.

I think the EC-30s are beautifully appointed, with the solid mustache bridge, binding, inlays, etc., but I would personally want to get my hands on one before I committed to buying it, unless there was a generous return policy.

The student's J-185 saved me once at a an outdoor gig when my J-45 got blown off of its stand and broke the nut. He graciously lent me his guitar, and I really liked how comfortable the smaller jumbo body size was.
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