The Acoustic Guitar Forum

Go Back   The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #16  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:11 PM
ALBD ALBD is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Posts: 854
Default

I'm interested in a guitar on Craigslist. The seller says he can't measure the nut because his ruler broke. Now he won't respond to any more questions. Should I still buy it?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:13 PM
ALBD ALBD is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Wrightsville Beach, NC
Posts: 854
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TokyoNeko View Post
Solid vs Laminate
Rosewood vs Mahogany
Brazilian RW vs Indian RW
Oh the irony....
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:15 PM
TokyoNeko TokyoNeko is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,273
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tnfiddler View Post
Are Taylor guitars as good as Martin?
Replace "Taylor" with "Eastman." That seems to get a lot of people riled up these days.
__________________
Worland Custom OM (USA) Engelmann/EIR
Crafter Omega SR Premium (Korea) Engelmann/EIR, K&K Pure Mini
Hex Sting P300 (Indonesia) Sitka/LaminateSapele, Lace California
Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy (Indonesia) LaminateBasswood
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:16 PM
davidbeinct davidbeinct is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 246
Default

I mixed my bison bone bridge pins in with my Texas longhorn bone bridge pins and now I canít tell which are which. Will it have a harmful effect on my guitar if I just pick six randomly? Should I just pitch them all and go titanium?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:17 PM
Slothead56 Slothead56 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: SE PA
Posts: 1,673
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by davidbeinct View Post
I mixed my bison bone bridge pins in with my Texas longhorn bone bridge pins and now I canít tell which are which. Will it have a harmful effect on my guitar if I just pick six randomly? Should I just pitch them all and go titanium?
Liquid metal...whatever that is.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:20 PM
zmf zmf is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 6,164
Default

Need help.
Which bridge pin material is more likely to increase the sustain on the 3rd string when using light gauge PB on my Carpathian spruce/maple 00 -- armadillo femur or narwhal tusk?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:21 PM
Osage Osage is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 883
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PorkPieGuy View Post
I know you are joking, but First Act (apparently) used to be a pretty good brand name of guitar before hitting the Walmart market. Talk about cheapening a brand name!

Check these out:

https://reverb.com/item/5771828-first-act-sheena-2006

https://reverb.com/item/5771851-first-act-lola

https://reverb.com/item/5771866-first-act-delia


These were actually made at the same time as they were making the Walmart garbage. These were made by a builder in Boston and they slapped the First Act name on the headstock. They used them mainly as promotional instruments. I have at three friends who got them from First Act back in the day. One of them was in a pretty popular major label band at the time and the other two were in good independent bands. They were all custom built to their specs and were very nice instruments. And of course they were free. The idea was to get people seeing their favorite rockers playing a First Act, even thought the guitars were First Act in name only. I have no idea if it worked or not as a promotion but probably a little?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:21 PM
frankmcr frankmcr is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3,287
Default

I would like to learn some James Taylor songs but I don't have an Olson guitar. Is it okay to play his songs on another brand?
__________________
Kalamazoo Sport Model
Martin 0-28VS
Martin 0-18KH
Danelectro Dano Pro reissue
National "Clipper" lap steel
Maui Music CM concert ukulele
Hollokoi Lajos citera
Tom Yocky dulcimer

Last edited by frankmcr; 09-19-2019 at 01:38 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:23 PM
J-Doug J-Doug is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 4,926
Default

What is the best guitar for my percussive bluegrass P&W blues tunes under $30?
__________________
Doug, guitar player of variable quality for over 35 years.

My recordings

Last edited by J-Doug; 09-20-2019 at 07:14 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:31 PM
Ed66 Ed66 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Wilmington, NC
Posts: 775
Default

Is my Zager guitar a lifetime guitar?
__________________

Breedlove Masterclass Dread - Sitka/Koa
Seagull Artist Deluxe CE
Furch G22CR-C
Seagull Artist Element
2018 Alvarez MDA66CESHB
Several other exceptional guitars but these make me smile and keep me inspired!
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:32 PM
davidbeinct davidbeinct is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Posts: 246
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zmf View Post
Need help.
Which bridge pin material is more likely to increase the sustain on the 3rd string when using light gauge PB on my Carpathian spruce/maple 00 -- armadillo femur or narwhal tusk?
Stupidest question of all. Clearly armadillo femur...
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:36 PM
paulzoom paulzoom is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 11,992
Default

What is the best ________________?
__________________
Lowden O-32
Gibson J-45 Rosewood
Gibson Rosewood AG Parlor
Martin OMC-15e
Martin OM-28ce
Taylor K66 Koa 12-string
Steve Denvir Custom OM Build #21
Harmony H-162

...and whatever the next one is
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:37 PM
RP's Avatar
RP RP is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Posts: 16,743
Default

Any question that includes the words "worth it."

Was it upsetting to you when ____________ stopped/started using a ____________ guitar?
__________________
Emerald X30 Satin Black Limba
Emerald X20-12 Satin - ON ORDER
Fender Robert Cray Strat
Fender Player Telecaster
Rainsong V-DR1100N2
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:38 PM
Quake17 Quake17 is offline
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 997
Default

I want to learn to play Air Guitar. What type of air is best?
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 09-19-2019, 01:39 PM
TokyoNeko TokyoNeko is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,273
Default

Is my $200 guitar as good as your $2,000 guitar?

Is an OM only good for fingerstyle?

Is a dread only good for strumming?
__________________
Worland Custom OM (USA) Engelmann/EIR
Crafter Omega SR Premium (Korea) Engelmann/EIR, K&K Pure Mini
Hex Sting P300 (Indonesia) Sitka/LaminateSapele, Lace California
Gretsch G9500 Jim Dandy (Indonesia) LaminateBasswood
Reply With Quote
Reply

  The Acoustic Guitar Forum > General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion > General Acoustic Guitar Discussion

Thread Tools





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, The Acoustic Guitar Forum
vB Ad Management by =RedTyger=