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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Captaincranky
I'm just going to tweak your chart of string set...

I'm just going to tweak your chart of string set gauges, if I may.

.013 to .056, are generally classed as "acoustic medium". Taylor ships some of its guitars with these, and many, many others with...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, if it's the F barre giving you the problem,...

Well, if it's the F barre giving you the problem, the most likely root cause of the problem is the top nut grooves are holding the strings too high. Put a different way, the grooves aren't filed deep...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 02:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, nobody thought you were calling the Guild a...

Well, nobody thought you were calling the Guild a POS. Nor did anybody here think it was either. It's just ironic that you picked one of the most revered names in 12 string guitars to simply "not...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-29-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By Captaincranky
The Byrds did a bang up job on that tune as well!...

The Byrds did a bang up job on that tune as well! :y: heres John Denver giving it a go;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHZgIlYSgiA
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, I have two and I love them. The QC is...

Well, I have two and I love them. The QC is great, and they played right out of the box for more than a year, without any adjustment.

Mine are natural and vintage sunburst. I'd likely have bought a...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-27-2015, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Captaincranky
Why do you think I put it there...? :rolleyes:

Why do you think I put it there...? :rolleyes:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2015, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 160
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh my. This is terrible news.... :eek:

Oh my. This is terrible news.... :eek:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Captaincranky
I also expect you can grind up $12.00 saddles all...

I also expect you can grind up $12.00 saddles all day, until it dawns on you that bridge is glued on wrong.. Hey, it's not like that's never happened before, even in Nazareth.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, you know.First you learn the error is...

Well, you know.First you learn the error is there, the you begin to obsess about it, then you begin to believe it's a game changing fatal flaw, which will prevent you from ever using the 12th fret on...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 95
Posted By Captaincranky
Just out of idle curiosity, what does "going...

Just out of idle curiosity, what does "going insane" have to do with "buying a guitar"? :confused:

Fender acoustics, (at least my "Sonoran" does), have scalloped braces. Which allegedly are to help...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 165
Posted By Captaincranky
Please don't go in a music store and ask for a...

Please don't go in a music store and ask for a "Tusq bridge blank", as the rest of us will suffer guilt by association. The part which pulls out is called the, "saddle".

Moving on, anybody that...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-25-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 610
Posted By Captaincranky
The chrome has to be merely plating. Chrome and...

The chrome has to be merely plating. Chrome and nickel are two metals which don't oxidize to any great extent. Hence both of those metal are important alloying materials when making stainless steel....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By Captaincranky
Either that, or you should do your guitar...

Either that, or you should do your guitar shopping before you go to Las Vegas.

As I understand it, people that come back from Las Vegas WITH money, are few and far between.

"Destiny", sounds like...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Captaincranky
Food for thought: ...

Food for thought:
https://www.pmtonline.co.uk/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/pete-townshend-double-neck.jpg
I think Pete is about to aunch into, "Stairway to Tommy's Holiday Camp"......
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Well no, not exactly. You would pay about 1.38...

Well no, not exactly.

You would pay about 1.38 times (purely numerically), what we would for the same item.

So, a hundred dollar item would cost 138.00 down there, and effectively be "the same...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 296
Posted By Captaincranky
I have to use strobe tuners to get my 12 strings...

I have to use strobe tuners to get my 12 strings in tune. For 6 strings, I use a crap-o Snark, and do a bit of fiddling.

Guild was / possibly still is, notorious for producing the finest 12 strings...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Captaincranky
Actually they had a one day blowout of the...

Actually they had a one day blowout of the Excursion mini jumbo last week: http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=397673 At least in the US. I saw the big "E" git all exited, and...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, you made yourself clear to me, and "I...

Well, you made yourself clear to me, and "I have some bad news for you sunshine", (to quote Pink Floyd), there really isn't such. an animal. Any acoustic that you see your favorite metal playing, is...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-23-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, that is very reasonable, no question....

Well, that is very reasonable, no question. Especially in light of the way SS frets tear up tools. I was actually highlighting how cheap it is to have a guitar fitted with SS by Carvin, at the very...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-23-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Martin is almost famous for neck angles which are...

Martin is almost famous for neck angles which are too high. I bought 1 $300.00 guitar with a too high neck angle pushing 20 year ago, and I'm still pissed about that. So you can only imagine how few...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-22-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Hey Dreadnought, how would you feel about...

Hey Dreadnought, how would you feel about stickying this thread? :shrug:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-21-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Captaincranky
This is a trick question....., right? :confused:...

This is a trick question....., right? :confused:

I thought people stopped doing this after drip candles went out of style.

Plus, given the era, "catching the waves", (or cosmic rays), could only...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-19-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Sigma actually used to be made, or if you prefer,...

Sigma actually used to be made, or if you prefer, marketed by Martin anyway: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigma_Guitars

Enjoy! If you don't stare at the name on the head stock, it probably sounds...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-19-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,178
Posted By Captaincranky
Well, Led Zeppelin was honored at the Kennedy...

Well, Led Zeppelin was honored at the Kennedy Center a couple of years . "Stairway" was covered by Heart, most of a full orchestra, and a gospel choir. ("Stairway to Heaven", get it).


I could have...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Captaincranky
Easy dude, you don't want to be coveting my...

Easy dude, you don't want to be coveting my reputation as "resident smart ass". :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Captaincranky
Yeah well, MIC Epiphones over the years have...

Yeah well, MIC Epiphones over the years have developed a reputation for spotty QC.

I had a Epiphone 12 string from about 1997, and the neck was on at the wrong angle, (too high), and I was never...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Captaincranky
This is an "expensive guitar": ...

This is an "expensive guitar": http://images.gibson.com.s3.amazonaws.com/Products/Acoustic-Guitars/Super-Jumbo/Gibson-Acoustic/Bob-Dylan-Collectors-Edition/SJBD2AGH1-Hero.jpgYou can be the proud...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-16-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By Captaincranky
I've never seen restringing a guitar "break...

I've never seen restringing a guitar "break the neck".

I've never seen leaving one string off for a couple of weeks cause a guitar's neck to break.

The only thing likely to happen would be the neck...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-16-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 208
Posted By Captaincranky
Oh, I dunno. I have a Casio that's looks similar...

Oh, I dunno. I have a Casio that's looks similar to an Ironman. Although who knows, Casio might make the Ironman for Timex.. :confused: :haha:
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-16-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 186
Posted By Captaincranky
There you go... :y: Surely you must have a...

There you go... :y: Surely you must have a birthday coming up during the next year (*), which easily justifies the purchase... ;)


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