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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 02:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 80
Posted By Captaincranky
You could easily afford a Yamaha FGX-700 SC,...

You could easily afford a Yamaha FGX-700 SC, Plus, you'd have some money left over for a gig bag, tuner, and some extra...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-26-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
So, they put you in a room where you could only...

So, they put you in a room where you could only compare Martins to other Martins?

How obscenely clever is that.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-25-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By Captaincranky
Wut? :confused: I think it would be best if you...

Wut? :confused:

I think it would be best if you share a bit more of the back story with us.

If you can locate the correct size fret wire, you might simply press it in. "Unfortunately, (to pinch an...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-25-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 111
Posted By Captaincranky
...

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/BC-000-BeginnersCourse.php

You're welcome.

Justin's beginner course is free, although he does sell course materials. I think the intermediate courses cost money.

If...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-21-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 161
Posted By Captaincranky
Usually, you can just get away with replacing the...

Usually, you can just get away with replacing the first 7 frets, and be done with it.

There's even a slang term for it, "cowboy fret job", or something silly like that.

But yeah, if the frets have...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Captaincranky
A "power chord" is a 1st & 5th (no...

A "power chord" is a 1st & 5th (no 3rd). You'll see them notated "C5". It isn't actually a "chord" per se, as you do need a 3rd to establish whether a chord is major or minor.

The issue the TS is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-20-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, if chords aren't sounding in the center of...

Well, if chords aren't sounding in the center of the neck in general, there likely isn't enough "relief", in the neck.

If it's a simple matter of insufficient volume, what the heck did you expect?...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, they do have a point. I've always thought...

Well, they do have a point. I've always thought that Formica, Micarta, and the like were thought of, or called, "laminates".

With that said, Taylor is simultaneously distancing themselves from,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-15-2015, 12:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
One supposes that would be effective. Although,...

One supposes that would be effective. Although, suppose you're looking at a black guitar?

Unless you're dealing with pure crap, I can't picture the bigger makers telling you something is solid when...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-14-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
In addition to spelling things funny, "...

In addition to spelling things funny, " favourite", (God save the Queen), you have a much higher opinion of human beings than I do, particularly those of the advertising persuasion.

I've heard you...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-14-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
Collings, etc., need to grow a pair, and change...

Collings, etc., need to grow a pair, and change the terminology to, "graded spruce top", and then state exactly what grade that might be.

If a beginning shopper stumbled across that, he or she might...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 357
Posted By Captaincranky
"Select spruce top", is a euphemism for...

"Select spruce top", is a euphemism for "laminated". As Patti says, you'll know it's a solid top, when the specs say, "solid top". It's too big of a selling point, for manufacturers not to capitalize...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-13-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 242
Posted By Captaincranky
The, "little Martin", seems to be Ed...

The, "little Martin", seems to be Ed Sheeran's "schtick". Nobody else much uses it. Not that the two phenomena are directly linked but,"Tiny Tim", sold at lot of records standing up with a uke, and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-12-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Captaincranky
Shoosh! This particular model is MIK, between...

Shoosh! This particular model is MIK, between 1995 & 2004. It has a solid top and nato neck. It's also supposed to be a lot better than the more recent Chinese Fenders.

Here's a review, (Amateur),...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-12-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Captaincranky
That's the old EJ-200 paint scheme. The older...

That's the old EJ-200 paint scheme. The older models I've seen are more or less tobacco sunburst.

The new "Vintage Sunburst" models, have a red intermediate shading and they're purdy! (IMHO, of...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-12-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Captaincranky
ESP released a left handed "Thinline"...

ESP released a left handed "Thinline" piezo guitar for 2015 which I was trying to find. They want about a nickel for it, but it isn't shipping in any quantity yet.
...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-11-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By Captaincranky
If it walks Like a Duck, quacks Like a Duck, It Must Be a Gibson Copy

I was cruising ESP's website, when I happened to spy this: ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-10-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Captaincranky
Yeah well, even with a CE or UL sticker, if the...

Yeah well, even with a CE or UL sticker, if the missus gets sick and tired of your poop, a toaster in your bath water will still get her point across.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-10-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Captaincranky
That would be my guess as to the sticker. I had...

That would be my guess as to the sticker. I had always thought it was similar to the US "UL" (Underwriters Labs), but I didn't quite see the point, since there is no AC line voltage associated with a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-10-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 282
Posted By Captaincranky
"CE", is guitar manufacturer shorthand...

"CE", is guitar manufacturer shorthand for, "cutaway w/ electronics". "SCE", is usually "solid top, cutaway w/ electronics". It usually appears in the model number as a suffix.

I've seen the, (and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-09-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Captaincranky
What do coaches do? Tell you how to do...

What do coaches do? Tell you how to do "xxxx", given task or activity, from voice training to football. Then there are "life coaches", another source of monetary outlay for an individual, while at...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-08-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 439
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm going back to my suggestion of, "Pony...

I'm going back to my suggestion of, "Pony Fan Banned". While I not only tolerate, (and obviously commit), any number of transgressions which are technically opposed to a "strict constructionist",...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-07-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, as a tradesman, as musician virtually has...

Well, as a tradesman, as musician virtually has to show with heavy brand recognition gear. The same with a photographer looking for a freelance assignment. Show up with Nikon, Canon, or possibly...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-07-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 225
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh, we're playing "how stupid do you think...

Oh, we're playing "how stupid do you think we are, really"? I love this game. :y: :D

If that's a Gibson, why would anyone intentionally cut the headstock off in the photo, so you couldn't read the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-06-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
From the Strad player himself: If you didn't...

From the Strad player himself:


If you didn't see this when it was on TV , you owe it to yourself to watch this, "City of Violins: (The Cremona story begins @ 29:25...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-05-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
That could also be a commentary on how...

That could also be a commentary on how susceptible mediocre guitar players are to propaganda. OR, a testimonial to how poorly the average guitar player has thought through the ramifications of high...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-05-2015, 04:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
"Competitive"with who? If you don't...

"Competitive"with who? If you don't mind me asking. Possibly every other way overpriced American guitar brand?

Really, it's almost mandatory that you be able get something right after "180 odd...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-05-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, this is the, (I'm fairly certain,...

OK, this is the, (I'm fairly certain, discontinued), Yamaha, "Compass", CPX-1000

http://www.adorama.com/images/Large/yacpx1000tbl.jpg



Take note of the headstock binding, and the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-04-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,221
Posted By Captaincranky
Perhaps I'm a really dense and/or tone deaf...

Perhaps I'm a really dense and/or tone deaf individual, but for the life of me, I have no idea what all the fuss is about Martins is.

The D-28 is pretty much the guitar that powered the hip...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 05-03-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By Captaincranky
Not a problem. I should have pulled up...

Not a problem. I should have pulled up "image info",and I would have gotten the scaling data. I swear it weren't that big when I was at the Yamaha US website. :shrug:

Besides, this is the second...
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