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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 70
Posted By Captaincranky
Always nice to meet another left-handi-capable...

Always nice to meet another left-handi-capable guitarist.

Epiphone has 2 models. First, the EJ-200-SCE it's spruce over maple, but very nice sounding.With Electronics is the only way it comes....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 07-02-2015, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Captaincranky
This statement is so very wrong. Gibson's Asian...

This statement is so very wrong. Gibson's Asian division is "Epiphone". Epiphone deals in a great many Gibson type models. Ibanez has little to less than nothing to do with Gibson. OK, the TS has...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-28-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, this is really all well intentioned, but so...

OK, this is really all well intentioned, but so far from practical for a noob, it's not even funny.

First of all, you should be able to get the Yamaha FG-700 for under 230 Euros. (I hope, as that...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Captaincranky
The only guitar in your list that's worth...

The only guitar in your list that's worth considering is the Epiphone AJ-220-SCE. It has a solid sitka spruce top. It's one of their most popular/best selling models.

The other 3 are practically...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 228
Posted By Captaincranky
How is an Epiphone AJ-220-SCE not a solid top? ...

How is an Epiphone AJ-220-SCE not a solid top? ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-27-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 186
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm still trying to process where you came up...

I'm still trying to process where you came up with the idea that there is "composite wood", in the Ovation you linked. The page says nothing about it.

If you want to know what "composite wood"(s)...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-25-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Captaincranky
Yeah, being a lefty sucks, except when somebody...

Yeah, being a lefty sucks, except when somebody wants to borrow your guitar... :)

OK, if your strings are too high on one side, (say the bass side), you're never going to adjust that via shimming....
Forum: Musician Talk 06-24-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,020
Posted By Captaincranky
I can't help wondering how Annie Haslam, Maddy...

I can't help wondering how Annie Haslam, Maddy Prior, or the late Sandy Denny, would have interpreted "Scarborough Fair:.

Whoops, off topic again. Sorry.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-21-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 425
Posted By Captaincranky
Where are you calling from? The reason I ask is,...

Where are you calling from? The reason I ask is, Faith is generally not a US brand. Whereas Taylor moves as many, or more, units a year here in the US than C.F.Martin.

If Faith is a brand...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-21-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,020
Posted By Captaincranky
Nah! Hootenannies are I, IV, V., and sometimes iv.

Nah! Hootenannies are I, IV, V., and sometimes iv.
Forum: Musician Talk 06-21-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,424
Posted By Captaincranky
I don't know what any of that means in the...

I don't know what any of that means in the musical sense, but in sport, what you get when you cross a platitude with outright dogma, it's a, "mixed metaphor". :rolleyes:
Forum: Musician Talk 06-21-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,020
Posted By Captaincranky
Why do I get the distinct impression that you're...

Why do I get the distinct impression that you're going to one-up him, by wasting even more of our precious time, willfully, and with malice aforethought?
Forum: Musician Talk 06-21-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 2,424
Posted By Captaincranky
First, I have a feeling that people with way too...

First, I have a feeling that people with way too much time to spend on the internet gossiping, decided that Bach didn't write the D minor Toccata, and then decided to force that meme on anybody else...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, first stretch the strings....

OK, first stretch the strings. "Medium", or, "medium light" classification, are sort of arbitrary, with actual string diameters, (in some cases tension), varying between manufacturers

Go here to...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Captaincranky
You would have to check your serial for date of...

You would have to check your serial for date of manufacture. Somewhere toward the end of 2011, they went to solid tops. The guitar is much improved tone wise.

The latest models are designated...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 191
Posted By Captaincranky
Is this a new solid top EJ, or one of the old...

Is this a new solid top EJ, or one of the old laminated tops?
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By Captaincranky
You can try lots of stuff off The Rolling Stones,...

You can try lots of stuff off The Rolling Stones, "Beggars Banquet". Kieth Richards is at his rhythmic best with "Street Fighting Man", "Sympathy for the Devil", "No Expectations".

Martina M Bride,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,863
Posted By Captaincranky
You're one of the lucky ones. Some people, (with...

You're one of the lucky ones. Some people, (with all brands of guitars, including Martin), have had their necks reset a time or two by now.

As for being worth more than you paid for it, I started...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-19-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 196
Posted By Captaincranky
Have you stretched the string yet? Sometimes new...

Have you stretched the string yet? Sometimes new strings come up to pitch with less tension than one that's been on for awhile. Less tension means more excursion, more excursion means less distance,...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-18-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By Captaincranky
You can pretty much make anything sound...

You can pretty much make anything sound "mystical", if you harp on Em and Am all night, and bounce around on the bottom 3 strings. Oh hell, just take the top 3 off altogether.

Better yet, sharp the...
Forum: Musician Talk 06-17-2015, 12:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By Captaincranky
The "root" note, or "tonic",...

The "root" note, or "tonic", (C), falls here:

e-6 x
B-2 1 ("middle C", or "C4")
G-3 x
D-4 x
A -5 3 ( C3)
E.-6 x
The other notes above and below the 2 C notes, just extend...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 236
Posted By Captaincranky
The "Pro Ultra I", is going to be...

The "Pro Ultra I", is going to be somewhat limited tonally, by the ultra light strings, (.010 to .047), the guitar comes with, and is designed for.

By contrast, the AJ-220 will be a bit more of a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Captaincranky
In the case of the Crafter, you have a single...

In the case of the Crafter, you have a single STEREO output jack, and it is stereo, just like the old time 1/4" stereo headphone jacks. You need a specific "Y" adapter to split the signal(s).

So,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-16-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 475
Posted By Captaincranky
OK, the Ibanez "Montage", has been...

OK, the Ibanez "Montage", has been discontinued for years. AFAIK, Ovation never made an actual "hybrid", a t least not in my understanding of the term. Ovation has stopped making guitars in the US,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-13-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By Captaincranky
I kind of think he's in a non standard tuning....

I kind of think he's in a non standard tuning. He's also using drone strings in some places, which elevates, "what chord is he playing" to another level of difficulty.

For an example of that, try...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-11-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Captaincranky
Whoa, not so fast. The only thing we rely on from...

Whoa, not so fast. The only thing we rely on from Mexico is cheap Taylor guitars. Well those, and some "affordable", Fender electrics. And maybe a few hundred tonnes of illegal drugs a year. But now...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-11-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Captaincranky
Here's a Wiki page on Sigma: ...

Here's a Wiki page on Sigma: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_Guitars
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-11-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 854
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, if they all congregated on one side of the...

Well, if they all congregated on one side of the island, (oops, I mean continent), Australia might tip over and sink....... :eek:


It's like one of those women where you simply can't figure out...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-11-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By Captaincranky
I reread your post. It's nice the you priced the...

I reread your post. It's nice the you priced the wood out to $500.00. But then, there are such hings as frets, tuners, bridges, saddles pins, braces, and what not. Which I can only assume you'll be...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 06-11-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
Posted By Captaincranky
I like it. It's succinct, and leaves very little...

I like it. It's succinct, and leaves very little room for debate! :)
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