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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 07:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 101
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't see a gap, only a shim.... :confused: ...

I don't see a gap, only a shim.... :confused: It's not finished the same as the rest of the guitar's neck, but it's not air either..... :confused:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 06:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 101
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm curious as to why yoiu've shown just the...

I'm curious as to why yoiu've shown just the upper section of the neck in your photo. AFAIK, the is fret board supposed to drop after the 14th fret. It has a slight downward tilt toward the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, a gig bag is $20.00 brand new. I don't like...

OK, a gig bag is $20.00 brand new. I don't like the idea of using one on a solid top guitar, no matter what the price range. My house is small, stuff gets kicked, my cases look like shit, I can...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, I have virtually no choice but to order...

Well, I have virtually no choice but to order online, I'm left handed, and play left handed. The average home town music store will normally have one left handed, (electric), guitar in stock. It's...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 02:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Captaincranky
You don't hear much about "Farida", in...

You don't hear much about "Farida", in these parts. In fact, I've never actually heard of them, at least I don't think I have. That's not a call on quality, I have not a clue about their sound,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-03-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 261
Posted By Captaincranky
In reality, $50.00 is 10% off the guitar. On a...

In reality, $50.00 is 10% off the guitar. On a $500.00 item, you could get up to 15% off, simply by calling Musician's Friend during one of their coupon sales.

That's for brand new, in a box.

Now,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-03-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By Captaincranky
Hotel California, Paint it Black, (Rolling...

Hotel California, Paint it Black, (Rolling Stones), "Baby Blue" (Bad Finger), "Mr. Tambourine Man", (Borrow a 12 string, and do the Byrds version).

With "Baby Blue", put a 5 string capo on the 2nd...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-02-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
You know, I've saying that exact same thing, for...

You know, I've saying that exact same thing, for what seems like puh-ages .
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 03-02-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, I have 3 Crafters and all 3 seem to be...

Well, I have 3 Crafters and all 3 seem to be built nicely. And now the bad news. There are not too many Crafter dealers here in the US. Certainly not on a par with the numbers you would find, should...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-28-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,765
Posted By Captaincranky
FWIW, "Ibanez", is a Spanish surname....

FWIW, "Ibanez", is a Spanish surname. The brand was bought by a Japanese company, the name of which escapes me ATM. So, it's logical, (although date dependent), they could have had their guitarras...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-28-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 114
Posted By Captaincranky
No, nylon strings take a long time to stabilize...

No, nylon strings take a long time to stabilize in pitch. In fact, I believe a lot longer than steel strings. So, we usually, (read, "pretty much always"), stretch our strings at the time of their...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-28-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Captaincranky
OK first, Knopfler's playing is fairly sparse and...

OK first, Knopfler's playing is fairly sparse and somewhat intermittent. He isn't the rhythm guitar player. If you want to play Sultans of Swing as a solo acoustic number, you pretty much have to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Captaincranky
Dear lord, was that actually way back in 1978? I...

Dear lord, was that actually way back in 1978? I remember being at work saying, "he sort of sounds like Dylan", the day the album dropped. :rolleyes:

Anyway, let's all take a few minutes and try to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Captaincranky
Well,I don't know how Justin plays it, and I'm...

Well,I don't know how Justin plays it, and I'm not exactly sure I could copy it exactly if I wanted to.

Anyway, I hear each measure of the cadence strummed differently, not really a set pattern.

I...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm pleading temporary insanity. Besides, I...

I'm pleading temporary insanity. Besides, I wasn't the one that originally necro-bumped it... :shrug:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't know about Alvarez quality against...

I don't know about Alvarez quality against investment, but Epiphone is pushing a pretty good bang for the buck these days.

Anyway, the Epiphone I'm referencing is this one:...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By Captaincranky
You can do wonderful things when restringing most...

You can do wonderful things when restringing most pin-less bridges. For example I have a semi-hollow hybrid 12 string with a pin-less bridge. You cut off about 4" or so of the old E-6 string, and use...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-27-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Captaincranky
If this is a, "Happy New Guitar Day"...

If this is a, "Happy New Guitar Day" thread, then you need to post pictures. Really, check the rules.

Otherwise, I'm happy you're happy. But nonetheless, it almost sounds like marketing.

There is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Captaincranky
The are 'mixed" set of strings. They are...

The are 'mixed" set of strings. They are called , "light tops, heavy bottoms", or things along that line.

So no, the gauge of the upper strings, doesn't have to indicate the diameters of the strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Captaincranky
That was during the depression era, and guitars...

That was during the depression era, and guitars were committing suicide in droves.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Captaincranky
Very simply TS, if you're contemplating...

Very simply TS, if you're contemplating recording, you should be able to tell if a set of strings are dead.

If you've spent too much time around l00 watt stacks, your high frequency hearing, at the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-25-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
You know, this thread really isn't about that...

You know, this thread really isn't about that either. Someone posts asking, "why shouldn't I plunk $150.00 down on a cheapo 12 string"? The next thing you know, he should buy a Taylor, blah,blah,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
Approached with a cynic's jaundiced appraisal,...

Approached with a cynic's jaundiced appraisal, that could also be taken to mean, "I had to develop an entire vernacular to justify the price of this guitar.

I didn't doubt for a moment you would...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By Captaincranky
It's most likely the Martin's nasty peak in the...

It's most likely the Martin's nasty peak in the bass that's a dead giveaway.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Captaincranky
I popped a new Epiphone EJ-200 out of the box the...

I popped a new Epiphone EJ-200 out of the box the other day, tuned it up, and started playing. I noticed a horrible buzzing coming from the area around the bridge. I hunted high and low, inside and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-24-2015, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, we had someone in here a week or so ago...

Well, we had someone in here a week or so ago with a laminated top Epi he was very happy with, bordering on ecstatic. It was about $150.00. He wanted to make the switch to acoustic from...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 11:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Captaincranky
The guitar's action could be too high at the...

The guitar's action could be too high at the saddle end also.

The B-2 string is normally the one with the offset built into its saddle. (On acoustics with compensated saddles.

The B-2 string is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 584
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, at 5' 6" tall, this girl doesn't even...

Well, at 5' 6" tall, this girl doesn't even qualify as, "petite", by American clothing standards. "Petite", has always been 5' 2" and under. Grace Park, the actress of Korean extraction, (Battlestar...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
QA in Asian guitars, and with respect to Epiphone...

QA in Asian guitars, and with respect to Epiphone in particular has risen dramatically. The Epiphones coming out of Indonesia in particular are very near perfect. Throughout my membership in this...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 02-23-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 697
Posted By Captaincranky
AFAIK, the cheapest Taylor 12 string is $700.00....

AFAIK, the cheapest Taylor 12 string is $700.00. That means, you can buy 3 1/2 of the Epiphones in question, (at retail !!!), before you spend the same amount of money, and how much a neck reset...
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