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, 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?
I've considered selling my current system and going with the Bose but had reservations if it could provide the same or better sound. First time I heard the Bose I was very impressed. It was on a cruise ship and my wife and I were in the casino. I could see a band setting up across the room and when they started to play I could hear them very clearly above the din of the slot machines! That spoke volumes about the system for sure.
Since you have first hand knowledge, do you think one tower and the bass module would be sufficient or are two towers needed? The price of adding an additional tower would probably put the system out of reach since my intention would be to use the proceeds from the sale to make the Bose purchase.
Thanks for the diagram you included in your reply! Here's how I have mine set up.