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Old 10-09-2018, 01:42 PM
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How about the cat? Messing with you also?

By the way, the three little words are "experiencing technical difficulties."
Nah, the cat loves me. He knows I am the one that picked him.

Now, is there anyone out there who wants to hear: "Experiencing technical difficulties"??

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Ray, I'm just having some fun with this. I played my X20 this morning. Considered taking the boat out this morning, but the wind has really piped up. A bit hot and muggy for some scooter time. The Blonde is making some kind of dessert that is smelling really good... if I go out now, I'll miss the hot-out-of-the-oven whatever that is.
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Old 10-09-2018, 02:48 PM
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the hot-out-of-the-oven whatever that is.

Mmmmmm my favorite
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:17 PM
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Well, it is official: New Guitar Day!

Probably more details about getting it today than necessary, but the link is here...

http://captnjim.blogspot.com/2018/10...e-sayings.html

The highlights: the lady delivering our mail today wasn't driving the usual USPS van. When she saw me with the pink slip from our mailbox, she said, "I have that box in my car - is that something you want today?"

OMG - YES!!

Had she not been there when I went to check mail, it would have been tomorrow before I could have picked it up - at the Post Office.

She slid the box out of her back seat and the far end of it whacked down onto the pavement... sure hope it is packed good.

The box (the red circle is where there is a small hole punched in it)...





I ordered the gig bag instead of the Hiscox case. The Hiscox case is great, but a gig bag fits better with our traveling style (and I am running out of places to stash hard shell cases)...



The good news: the guitar is in perfect condition.



I played it acoustically for a while, then compared it to the X20 and the X7...





The X10 is on the left in both of the above images.

And then to plug it in... it kicks! Joan and Rufus came in to listen. Rufus is in charge of my security...



A couple of the Emerald provided glamour shots...





I like the Crystal Ice on the back and sides. I also requested "a bit more shading" on the edges, and they did a great job with that.

I'm not a big fan of the D'Addario strings it ships with, and I'll be changing those out for some Elixirs after I spend some more time with this lovely guitar.

The 1 11/16ths inch nut and thinner neck (as compared to my X7 or X20) is an absolute delight. The access to the upper frets, even with the shorter scale and 13-frets to the body that I ordered, is as good as any electric I've owned. The action on this is low and sweet. Right out of the box, it plays faster and easier than any of my other acoustics.

I have seen some discussion here about the X10 being brighter than the X7 or X20 acoustically - my ears confirm that. It is still a nice acoustic tone, and good balance. We'll see what a change of strings and perhaps gauge does for this.

I'll try to post something with some sound comparisons in the next few days. If you need me, I'll be in my guitar room.

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Old 10-09-2018, 05:28 PM
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Yay! You got it, and it is lovely. The guitar looks wonderful, and Rufus, as always, brightens up my day. When mine ships in late November (Kevin’s estimate today), I will have to get a shot of my furry feline next to it.

I eagerly await finding out which (X7, X10 or X20) becomes your favorite.
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:29 PM
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Well, it is official: New Guitar Day!
Congratulations! But you missed the most important part - where's the coffee mug?
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:35 PM
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Congratulations! But you missed the most important part - where's the coffee mug?
One stays in the motorhome, this new one joins the first one I got. The mugs have changed a bit since the first one. This new one is glossy and looks a bit more "upscale." I will try it out with some hot cocoa in the morning.
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Congratulations. Glad you got it today! Enjoy, use it well, etc, etc, etc...

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Old 10-09-2018, 05:39 PM
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One stays in the motorhome, this new one joins the first one I got. The mugs have changed a bit since the first one. This new one is glossy and looks a bit more "upscale." I will try it out with some hot cocoa in the morning.
Splendid Still holding out hope for a delivery yet this week myself...
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Old 10-09-2018, 05:41 PM
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Yay! You got it, and it is lovely. The guitar looks wonderful, and Rufus, as always, brightens up my day. When mine ships in late November (Kevinís estimate today), I will have yo get a shot of my furry feline next to it.

I eagerly await finding out which (X7, X10 or X20) becomes your favorite.
I thought I would have a favorite between the X20 and the X7... I love 'em both. This X10 is a "Goldilocks" between those two, but I think I now have 3 favorites instead of 2.

Rufus comes into the guitar room whenever I go in there. He is an appreciative audience.

Your current X7 will make the wait much easier.
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Really cool Jim, thanks for such a good report and the pictures. Enjoy that beauty !!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:49 PM
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Wow! What a beaut!! Post some audio clips when you get a chance!!!
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:58 PM
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Captain;

Good on you--what a beautiful instrument! And, you say it well, the 10 is the goldilocks.
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Congrats! My buddy Simon likes it too.
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Can't see any photos...

Can't access the blog at work either.
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Welcome to the X10 club...Nice!!

Plugged in it is great as you may now know.
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