The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
Gibson J100 extra (1994)
Gibson J160E (2004)
Gibson Les Paul Signature (1976)
Martin D-28 (1976)
Martin D-28-12 (1980)
Guild JF212XL 12 string (1980)
Guild JF30 6 string (1990)
Epiphone Zenith archtop (1948)
Regal dobro (1936)
Takamine Santa Fe cutaway acoustic/electric classical (200)
Several guitars I made myself including an electric 12 string a 6 string lap steel
I own 30 instruments total
Hi Edward,much appreciated! Thanks for the welcome, I will check-out the Gibson page, got me a J200 Standard a few months ago, -never out of my hands,such a beast to play, I love the big sound you get from it, I also bought a '2003 Gibson J185 12-string recently, lovely warm sound, getting my local Luthier setting it up for me just now.
Hi Edward, My OM is a Trinity College. I'm quite happy with it, though it's not an expensive instrument. My wife bought it for me a number of years back. When it started getting scratches on the front I added a pick guard and when the tailpiece gave out I put a new one on it.
The scale is about 20" and I keep it tuned GDAD, an octave below the mandolin with the first string dropped a full tone. It gives a kind of DADGAD guitar voicing in the keys of G and D and related minors. I do use a capo on it which I don't on the mandolin.
Hi Ed, Thank you for the comments and the friendship invitation. I use to live in Gainesville, Florida. For the last 22 years, I'm now living in the Takoma Park Maryland area, the home of John Fahey. I hope some of that talent rubs off on me! LOL. I'm a budding guitar player. I would love to learn the inner workings of an acoustic guitar and really understand what makes a great guitar sound great other than the talent holding the guitar. This is the golden age of acoustic guitars and I would love to be part of that movement!
The J185 sound is so new to me. I purchased it because it's a short scale. I read it was a great finger picking guitar. I tried a Martin 00028....did not like the dead sound...not sure what the hype is all about. The Gibson J185 sounds more complete, loud and sure looks better.
All I have to do now is learn to play better...lol.
Question. I have a friend that wants to sell me his 1975 Martin D35. I'm not 100% sure I want a guitar with no truss rod. You have an older D28. Does it hold up or is it a money pit?