All things guitar, Les Pauls, Strats, Teles, Tokai, Ibanez etc. etc. etc.

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BY Single coil
#773522
There are no straight lines in nature, etc.
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BY robnobcorncob
#773523
k1w1 wrote:
Vince wrote:
k1w1 wrote:


I think Stellas. being cheap, were played by a lot of the legendary, black, acoustic blues men. Gives them added cachet.


Leadbelly played Oscar Schmidt Stellas in the beginning and Harmony ones later, ladder braced with floating bridge and tailpiece. I am about 3/4 the way through his biography at the moment.


Love those things, they are long scale 12s too I believe, 26.5"(!!!) Fraulini (Todd Cambio) makes a cool repro..

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BY codedog
#773527
Speaking of acoustic, I need a case for my parlour. Googling around has not brought any up except for a Seagull one. Any suggestions please?
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BY olegmcnoleg
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willow13 wrote:

man that looks like it would be really interesting to play


It is really comfortable to play, your body adjusts in minutes so it really is no different...except it is easier.
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BY olegmcnoleg
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robnobcorncob wrote:
k1w1 wrote:
Vince wrote:
I think Stellas. being cheap, were played by a lot of the legendary, black, acoustic blues men. Gives them added cachet.


Leadbelly played Oscar Schmidt Stellas in the beginning and Harmony ones later, ladder braced with floating bridge and tailpiece. I am about 3/4 the way through his biography at the moment.


Love those things, they are long scale 12s too I believe, 26.5"(!!!) Fraulini (Todd Cambio) makes a cool repro..



Holy crap, that thing must be under so much tension. How does it stay together?
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BY k1w1
#773531
robnobcorncob wrote:
k1w1 wrote:
Vince wrote:
I think Stellas. being cheap, were played by a lot of the legendary, black, acoustic blues men. Gives them added cachet.


Leadbelly played Oscar Schmidt Stellas in the beginning and Harmony ones later, ladder braced with floating bridge and tailpiece. I am about 3/4 the way through his biography at the moment.


Love those things, they are long scale 12s too I believe, 26.5"(!!!) Fraulini (Todd Cambio) makes a cool repro..



Yeah those repros are amazing, I believe Oscar Schmidt made similar and were not that cheap, Harmony simplified the manufacture, and went to 25 1/2" scale.

This is the best comparison I have seen on early and later 12 strings.

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BY Single coil
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olegmcnoleg wrote:Holy crap, that thing must be under so much tension. How does it stay together?


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BY Slowy
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Vince wrote:
olegmcnoleg wrote:And here is a guitar I call Salvador

The guitar maker is a chap called Burrell, from West Virginia. I think he built about 150 of these guitars before he retired. Mine is #112. he made some jazz guitars like this also.
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WTF..? :shock: :shock:

I learned a lot from this guitar. It lived at my house for several weeks.
It is, by far the most comfortable and natural acoustic guitar to play. Ergonomically brilliant.
Tonally, it's snappy; sharp attack, fast decay. Reminds me of an old Kalamazoo.
I personally favour acoustics that sound like grand pianos. After a couple of extended sessions, I left it in it's case.
But I handed it to a mate who played it for hours, entranced. Declared it the best acoustic he had ever touched.
There's no definitive answers; each to his own.

That said, pulling this out in front of your mates is a priceless mindfuck! :rofl:
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BY vintage52
#773581
I'm liking my Takamines at the moment.

Tan16c and a Tan16c-12.

It is a love hate relationship though as at times I hate the bloody sounds of them and other times I hear the sweetness.
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BY vintage52
#773582
Molly wrote:We don't seem to discuss acoustics much really. What have you got and what do you like about it?

I replaced my Takamine of nine years today with the first decent acoustic I've ever owned. Taylor 314ce courtesy of opsguy.

:-)


Hey Molly

What model Tak did you have?

I've often thought about getting rid of both of mine and upscaling to a Martin or Taylor.

Cheers.
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BY Molly
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vintage52 wrote:
Molly wrote:We don't seem to discuss acoustics much really. What have you got and what do you like about it?

I replaced my Takamine of nine years today with the first decent acoustic I've ever owned. Taylor 314ce courtesy of opsguy.

:-)


Hey Molly

What model Tak did you have?

I've often thought about getting rid of both of mine and upscaling to a Martin or Taylor.

Cheers.


Still have it. Alt tuned at the mo. Just a D Series. Plays well though and I thought it sounded good until very recently. Tuning is super stable. I've shipped it around the world a few times and it arrives in tune. Great work horse i suppose. Music dept at work uses them.
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BY Vince
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Frey wrote:My new tama sings like a bird


Tama? How interesting. I was aware of the drums, of course, but I had no idea they'd made guitars as well.

Sounds like a bit of a find. You're good at "a bit of a find", aren't you? :lol: Maybe you should become a broker one day.
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