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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-20-2013, 02:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 451
Posted By Prescott_Player
Best way to polish the frets is with some...

Best way to polish the frets is with some jeweler's rouge on a soft cloth. It's a polishing compound that will put a super smooth surface finish on the frets.

You might check the height of the...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 799
Posted By Prescott_Player
Hi Danny, I might be able to offer a few...

Hi Danny,

I might be able to offer a few insights...

Whenever you get into something, and you begin to see it in all the little details, it often looses the original beauty and mystery... sort of...
Forum: Musician Talk 07-14-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,124
Posted By Prescott_Player
It's funny but I've noticed the exact same thing....

It's funny but I've noticed the exact same thing. It was more pronounced in my first year, but still you are right. Skipping a day or two causes a set-back. Sometimes it's a necessity, like a "mental...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-08-2013, 03:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Prescott_Player
If they used some alternate tunings, that could...

If they used some alternate tunings, that could have done it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Prescott_Player
Sorry if I got the model numbers wrong... its...

Sorry if I got the model numbers wrong... its been a few months since I visited that shop.

About parlors, I would have to agree that the R-K sounded better than most any other parlor I've tried......
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 618
Posted By Prescott_Player
Here are numerous common variations on the A...

Here are numerous common variations on the A major chord...

http://www.jamplay.com/tools/guitar-chords/1-standard/1-a/85-major
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-15-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By Prescott_Player
A local shop had the inexpensive models... I...

A local shop had the inexpensive models... I think they were an ROS-06 parlor and a ROS-16 orchestral. The neck is a little wider than usual, which I like, but I didn't care for the slotted headstock...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Prescott_Player
The MC-05 is a classical guitar, but you can...

The MC-05 is a classical guitar, but you can definitely put steel strings on it, so long as you keep the string tension at the same level as the nylon strings usually generate (i.e. about 15 lbs.)...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-07-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By Prescott_Player
My experience is that Englemann has a more mellow...

My experience is that Englemann has a more mellow sound than Sitka... now mellow is a hard word to define, but I tend to think of it as not as bright and well-defined... which is why I prefer Sitka....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-27-2013, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,543
Posted By Prescott_Player
Just because a guitar is 6 years old isn't a...

Just because a guitar is 6 years old isn't a reason to adjust a truss rod... there needs to be some more specific reason. I would begin by asking what about the guitar you feel needs to be altered...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-27-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Prescott_Player
Glad things worked out... One final thought I'd...

Glad things worked out...

One final thought I'd like to offer... if you have a jewelers loupe you can examine the hole in the peg under magnification and determine if there is indeed a sharp edge....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Prescott_Player
Sure, I understand... it would make an S...

Sure, I understand... it would make an S shape.

I'm not sure if that will solve your particular problem, but it's a good method to use... and BTW you can buy strings individually. I use D'Addarios...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
Posted By Prescott_Player
You should make a right-angle bend in the string...

You should make a right-angle bend in the string when you insert it into the hole in the tuning peg... that way, as the string is wound up, the stress is not all concentrated on the spot where the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-25-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Prescott_Player
Well, like most everything else these days,...

Well, like most everything else these days, products made in China are a lot cheaper... so in reply to the part of your question about being worth the money, I'd have to say that anything made in the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-22-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 244
Posted By Prescott_Player
You might check out Zager guitars... they come...

You might check out Zager guitars... they come all tweaked up and ready to go, for under $800.

Otherwise (and some of the regulars may be getting tired of hearing me say this) I really believe you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-21-2013, 03:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 232
Posted By Prescott_Player
Well, assuming you're using standard tuning...

Well, assuming you're using standard tuning (E-A-D-G-B-E) then I don't think there's any problem... the 5th fret of the D string is a G (G3 to be exact)... and G is found again, one octave higher...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-17-2013, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 381
Posted By Prescott_Player
I think it's pretty essential to have a solid top...

I think it's pretty essential to have a solid top if you want good sound, but in my experience a laminated back and sides can compare favorably with solid ones, if the general quality and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-17-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,191
Posted By Prescott_Player
I've been playing for many years, and although I...

I've been playing for many years, and although I play a lot of the same songs every day, I still can't remember any of them well enough to play them without my notes... so I have a music stand in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-12-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Prescott_Player
The first thing you need to do is to check the...

The first thing you need to do is to check the height of the frets. They should all be exactly the same height. If you have a low one, then the string would go too low there, and would buzz on the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-11-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By Prescott_Player
You might tighten the little tension screws on...

You might tighten the little tension screws on the side of the tuning knobs, if you have any. That keeps the tuners from slipping backwards from the pull of the strings.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-11-2013, 02:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,833
Posted By Prescott_Player
You could probably get her to think you are cute...

You could probably get her to think you are cute and lovable, if you make up a clever little song about her, and why you like her... it doesn't have to be anything fancy... just some silly little...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-11-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By Prescott_Player
Well, it's not the sort of thing you could slide...

Well, it's not the sort of thing you could slide into, so I expect it means to actually make a relatively normal sort of change from C to D... but it seems to imply that you may use some kind of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-07-2013, 01:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By Prescott_Player
Note that clearance is measured from the bottom...

Note that clearance is measured from the bottom of the string, and thicker strings are therefore higher at their center.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Prescott_Player
Most guitar shops will have dozens of them laying...

Most guitar shops will have dozens of them laying around and would be glad to give you one for free... just bring another one from your guitar with you, so they can match the approximate size.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Prescott_Player
It's an instinctive thing... my guess is that if...

It's an instinctive thing... my guess is that if we took a survey, 8 out of 10 people would say they press the strings all the way to the fretboard... therefore, a combination of light strings and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 02:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 903
Posted By Prescott_Player
I believe I know what the problem is... but first...

I believe I know what the problem is... but first let me make a few points.

An acoustic is no harder to play than an electric, if all the physical factors are identical... playability has absolutely...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Prescott_Player
I recommend that you don't play when your...

I recommend that you don't play when your fingertips have been softened by washing dishes or taking a bath... play when they are nice and dry, or the strings will tend to cut into your fingers more...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-25-2013, 02:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 274
Posted By Prescott_Player
Yeah, I guess the nut is the place to start, if...

Yeah, I guess the nut is the place to start, if he's going to pursue the project.

About the cost, that's an interesting consideration... on the one hand, there's the cost of the left-handed guitar,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-24-2013, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By Prescott_Player
If you want a cut-away, the DR-500 seems to have...

If you want a cut-away, the DR-500 seems to have it all... solid top and body, bone nut and saddle, Grover 18:1 tuners, etc.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 04-24-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 367
Posted By Prescott_Player
These days you can get a decent quality 6"...

These days you can get a decent quality 6" set for as little as $30, from companies such as Fowler... it's an extremely useful tool to have.

I bought a 6" Mitutoyo set (excellent quality) for $90,...
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