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Old 03-01-2024, 11:39 PM
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I agree you should try some mahogany guitars. I personally find rosewood overtones to be a bit harsh or grading when I play rosewood guitars and gravitate towards mahogany and Bubinga.
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Old 03-02-2024, 12:21 AM
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I agree you should try some mahogany guitars. I personally find rosewood overtones to be a bit harsh or grading when I play rosewood guitars and gravitate towards mahogany and Bubinga.
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You probably need a D-18. Try that if all the string options fail.
I have a couple mahogany guitars and seem to be a sucker for various makes of mahogany slope shoulder jumbos. My current favorite is the Atkin J43. Regarding the D-18 - I have thought about an OM-18 style (martin or otherwise) but would need to find one of the models with the v neck. I prefer something a little fuller than the MLO.

And once again - thank you to everyone for the suggestions and guidance. I am finding them very helpful.
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Good luck.

By the way, am I the only person on the forum whose fingertips get eaten by nickel?
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Old 03-02-2024, 05:46 AM
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Good luck.

By the way, am I the only person on the forum whose fingertips get eaten by nickel?
Probably not, nickel allergy is not uncommon. Although I'm not allergic, I rejected a stainless plate when I had a clavicle repair surgery long ago, favoring titanium - far more biocompatible.
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Old 03-02-2024, 07:11 AM
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I have sold at least two Eastmans due to excessive overtones. One of them was mahogany.

It may just be a characteristic of the Eastman sound. Some like it, some don’t.
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Old 03-02-2024, 07:59 AM
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My E20p has a lot of overtones as well, I found Newtone 80/20’s really good at taming this guitar when I was using it for some old blues (1920’s) covers back in the day. A lot of brands make an 80/20 string but Newtone are superior quality wise.
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Old 03-02-2024, 08:52 AM
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I agree with using 80/20 strings on rosewood guitars. Gives it just enough note separation. Find what works for you.
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Old 03-02-2024, 09:21 AM
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On my Eastman (granted, it's a mahogany 000) I like silk and steel strings.
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