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thoughts on a new capo 5 Replies

Started by michael schwartz. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 28.

Godin 12s....Good or Bad or Ugly? 5 Replies

Started by Alan Edmunds. Last reply by Robert Williamson Apr 20.

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Comment by Robert Williamson on April 18, 2015 at 4:37am

The Gretsch Resonator is getting its action lowered for me, hope to pick it up monday.

Comment by Joe Allen on April 17, 2015 at 8:34pm

Congrats on your new toy! I know you hated the Fender. So you got a good one this time. Post a pic for us!

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 2:50pm

Bought a Coastline 12, no electronics. Looks like I won't even need to tune down a step. 1.9" is SO damn comfortable. Glad i did not get the Rancher Falcon.

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I thought the Resonator was a very rustic/native American kind of look. The inlay work on the snake is primative but nice. And the upper bout rattler/sound hole is  inspired.

BTW: I got the Gretsch Boxcar Mahogany Resonator in direct no cash trade for the fender 12.

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Comment by michael schwartz on April 17, 2015 at 11:55am

Seems Mike R and I have thoughts in common, tho I don't think the resonator is the ugliest I've seen, just over embellished for my taste. If anyone has looked at my 2SDesign page, you'd see I don't go "over the top" for myself or my clients.

   Happy Friday...I can play more each day now...whoo hoo!!!

Comment by Mike Raeburn on April 17, 2015 at 11:19am

The resonator, I go with simple elegance. Bit like me really, simple but still reasonably elegant (I hope!) and somewhat aged  ;-)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 9:23am

mike are you referring to the Forbidden Guitars resonator 12 string?

or the Gretsch Rancher Falcon 12 string? :):)

Comment by Robert Williamson on April 17, 2015 at 4:40am

The Gretsch deal has fallen through. my expected street price of $629cdn was not  confirmed when i searched same sites again. I can only assume these site had given me the 6 string models price. The street price is more like 889cdn, may the trade in diff 480. I will not put out $480 without right of refusal, so I'll be taking the cash instead. And go back to my original plan to get a 1.9" Seagull or Norman 12....sniff, i really wanted a Jumbo....

Comment by michael schwartz on April 17, 2015 at 4:20am

simple elegance is more my style.....everything about me smiles when I see this guitar.

Comment by michael schwartz on April 17, 2015 at 4:19am

Comment by Mike Raeburn on April 17, 2015 at 12:34am

Well, I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Personally I think it's the ugliest guitar I have ever had the misfortune to cast my eyes upon.

 

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