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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By Captaincranky
You need to check the relief on the neck. I have...

You need to check the relief on the neck. I have a Sonoran, and it developed a very slight back bend in the neck, which required a very slight adjustment of the truss rod. (About 1/4 turn looser or...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 06:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Captaincranky
You apparently, (unlike myself), choose to take...

You apparently, (unlike myself), choose to take the high road when evaluating human nature. I'm gonna guess 75/25% weighted towards the seller is trying to perpetrate a hoax.

Craig's List has...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 72
Posted By Captaincranky
In a broad sense, only Martins sound like...

In a broad sense, only Martins sound like Martins. Although, a lot of Asian built guitars come close for about 1/10 of the price.

Either way, Epiphone makes a copy of the Gibson "Hummingbird" for...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-18-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By Captaincranky
I saw a YouTube video where a guy specifically...

I saw a YouTube video where a guy specifically bought a Chinese fake Martin for the sole purpose of reviewing it.

As it turned out, it was a decent guitar. As long as you know it's a fake, and pay...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-16-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By Captaincranky
"Recording King", guitars are supposed...

"Recording King", guitars are supposed to have a Martin sort of tonal philosophy. I think you can probably find one at about 300 or 400 "Oh, Cana-dallars".
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-15-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 79
Posted By Captaincranky
Go to this forumm, and check out the stickies: ...

Go to this forumm, and check out the stickies: http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=40

I'll give you a clue though, you're going to need an audio interface device.. (1/4" or XLR...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-14-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Captaincranky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1QiKBxNTw Uh,...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D1QiKBxNTw

Uh, not sure about your version, but Emmy Lou is using a J-200.

Mr Van Zandt is using steel finger picks, which are doubtless responsible for some of the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-14-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By Captaincranky
Maple is a very hard wood, which makes it quite...

Maple is a very hard wood, which makes it quite reflective as well. My EJ-200 has a very similar tonal character to a Guild maple 12 string I once owned. OK, but both guitars have spruce tops, which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-13-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, a lot of an acoustic's sound is based on...

Well, a lot of an acoustic's sound is based on the strings in use, and their age. You can leave a string set on an electric longer than a flat top, and still get decent results. Your description of,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By Captaincranky
NO, but you did say you wanted that same...

NO, but you did say you wanted that same sound.

YouTube video is still an awful way to listen to guitars. The sound quality in those videos will run from wildly idealized through electronics, to...
Forum: Guitar Techniques 10-12-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By Captaincranky
To add to this, your wrist needs to remain in the...

To add to this, your wrist needs to remain in the same relative angle and position as you slide up or down the neck.

To put it another way, if when you made the first chord you wrist was at a true...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By Captaincranky
If by "mojo", you mean the bluster,...

If by "mojo", you mean the bluster, egocentrism, and bullshit of the typical American worker, then I couldn't agree more. As a comparative value, a Gibson costing ten times a similar Epiphone...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-12-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By Captaincranky
You do realize you're suffering a severe...

You do realize you're suffering a severe disconnect with reality, don't you?

The Gibson in that picture is a J-200. The average price of which is more than $4000.00. That leaves you about $3900.00...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-08-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Captaincranky
Sigma is a recognized brand. I think it might be...

Sigma is a recognized brand. I think it might be an OEM also. Allegedly our, "Zager guitars", come from Sigma. (Don't necessarily take that as endorsement of Zager, it isn't). Isn't "Jasmine" the low...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-07-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Captaincranky
You probably do, but under a different alias....

You probably do, but under a different alias. Our, "Rogue", might be your, "Rake, Knave, Highwayman or, (doubtfully), Reynardine".

(Although, "Reynard" would most likely be my personal choice....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Captaincranky
First, internet video or sound clips are the...

First, internet video or sound clips are the worst possible way to judge the sound of an instrument. You're listening to the amp, the mic, and usually someone's idealized impression of what the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm not quite sure how you arrived at that...

I'm not quite sure how you arrived at that conclusion.. :confused: The pictures on the page look like the stock display pics, and most likely have nothing to do with the particular guitar they're...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Captaincranky
Musician's Friend has this thin line Yamaha as a...

Musician's Friend has this thin line Yamaha as a restock. It's all laminate, but it's AE w/cutaway and is cheap as a restock: ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, everybody's trying to skimp on the little...

Well, everybody's trying to skimp on the little bit of wood that remains in the world. That said, I have 2 big body Ibanez acoustics. The QC seems fine, but they're not the best sounding guitars...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Captaincranky
Believe it or not, "Rogue" offers a...

Believe it or not, "Rogue" offers a lefty for under a hundred bucks. However, the low end Yamaha that everybody keeps suggesting DOES NOT come left handed! Yamaha does offer a thin body AE left...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 383
Posted By Captaincranky
Which is good, since there's virtually no point...

Which is good, since there's virtually no point to buying a thin body acoustic, unless you have every intention of plugging it in. OK, Ibanez' most common line of slim A/E guitars, is their, "Talman"...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By Captaincranky
Strangely, or perhaps ironically, that song uses...

Strangely, or perhaps ironically, that song uses the same chords, in the same order, as Loreena McKennitt's, "The Bonny Swans". Of course there's a bit of finger picking, and a capo on the 2nd fret,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-05-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 319
Posted By Captaincranky
[/QUOTE]Well Step, the Yamaha FG-700 won't work...

[/QUOTE]Well Step, the Yamaha FG-700 won't work for this. That of course, predicated on whether the TS intends to learn to play left handed. The argument as to whether a lefty should learn to play...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-05-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Captaincranky
Isn't the issue here mostly the choice of...

Isn't the issue here mostly the choice of adhesive used for the neck joint? If the glue will soften with heat, then you can do a reset?

I have to make a guess and say the the best, or at least the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-04-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Captaincranky
Dunno. The last time I saw him was a solo TV...

Dunno. The last time I saw him was a solo TV concert and he didn't break any guitars for that. He did say it was hard being, "Mr. Trisha Yearwood".

Yes but if you'd tune those damnable medium...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-04-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Captaincranky
In truth, the issue of laminated sides is a non...

In truth, the issue of laminated sides is a non issue. Solid wood for bending is tough to come by, and a certain percentage of breakage could surely drive the cost up.

Keep in mind the side pieces...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, rosewood is notoriously dark, and Taylors...

Well, rosewood is notoriously dark, and Taylors are notoriously bright. No conundrum here.

If you'd like to hear a solid mahogany top, you can probably find one at your local GC, in the form of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-02-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Captaincranky
*Reported*

*Reported*
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-01-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh, this is an easy question. Just take up the 12...

Oh, this is an easy question. Just take up the 12 string acoustic. Then your 6 string acoustic will seem like a breeze to play.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 162
Posted By Captaincranky
Could you be a bit more specific when you say,...

Could you be a bit more specific when you say, "my guitar"? I don't see an acoustic listed in your equipment roster.

In any case, with an acoustic that has an onboard preamp/EQ, generally all you...
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