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Old 12-05-2017, 04:57 PM
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In other words, NGD. New to me that is.

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Old 12-05-2017, 05:06 PM
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Congrats! Nice looking guitar! Enjoy!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:07 PM
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Sweet... congratulations!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:21 PM
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Tried to buy an X-braced version from a local guy who, now that I think about it, maybe didn't really want to sell. But demoing his gave me a pretty good idea about the playability of the Vintage V neck which - for me anyway - is a lot easier than was my CEO7 (may it rest easy in its buyer's hands). It doesn't have the "cheek" like the Martin does. Makes a big difference to me.

Looking for another WL-14X, found this one at a good price, so I decided to take a walk on the L-side of the street. Early returns...I'm surprised by the projection and sustain. Then again, I'm new to ladder bracing, so what did I know?

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Old 12-05-2017, 05:44 PM
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Congrats! Since I own three, I feel you can't go wrong with either L or X bracing. So light in weight too that it's like holding nothing in your hands. They're too much fun to play!
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Old 12-05-2017, 05:58 PM
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"Light in weight"? Have you the opportunity to try one of the S models?
Lightest of the lot.
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Congrats! I just received my WL-14 yesterday. I test-drove one with the full V-neck before ordering this one with the "small neck". Still a chunky neck, but with a softer V shape.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:23 PM
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Still haven't had the chance to try the "smaller neck," though I'd love to A/B them.
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Old 12-05-2017, 06:26 PM
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Congrats! Two here, a WL-14xtr w/ smaller neck and a WL-12.

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Old 12-05-2017, 06:30 PM
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Nice! I'm a very proud WL12 owner, and have to say that these are exceptional guitars in every respect. Anyone who thinks they're limited to blues rags hasn't played one much!

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Old 12-05-2017, 06:30 PM
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Congratulations on a fine purchase!

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"Light in weight"? Have you the opportunity to try one of the S models?
Lightest of the lot.
I actually weighed mine on a digital scale: three pounds, one point two ounces
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Yes, I own the Deluxe model, or Stella as some call it, and it is light as a feather.
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Nice! I'm a very proud WL12 owner, and have to say that these are exceptional guitars in every respect. Anyone who thinks they're limited to blues rags hasn't played one much!

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Very true, Willie, I couldn't agree more!
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:50 PM
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Still haven't had the chance to try the "smaller neck," though I'd love to A/B them.
I remember your first Waterloo experience in New York. What swung you over to the ladder bracing? Oh....nice Waterloo
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:34 PM
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Hi upside down,

Well, the ladder brace is true to the Kalamazoo KG 14, so you’re hearing the sound a lot of blues got played and recorded on. I had a KG 14 for quite a while, and it sounded less refined than its x braced kin, but it had a quite distinctive edge to its tone.

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