"Steve and all,
I'm sure I've said this before....but I've been building small guitars like your Yamaha for many years now, a bit fancier ...and more expensive ;-) but about the same size and tuned to A's in both nylon and steel…"
Thank you for the explanation / demonstration! Where can one purchase this?....I've never seen it sold in the U.S. before. Do you think it would work for a full size 12 string guitar?
Nice pictures and great explanation!!
"I recently had a '59 Martin 0-17t in the shop to re-glue the bridge and restring. She tuned it to CGDA (she is a cello player) and I re-strung it w/ the equivalent D'Addario's J-66 Tenor set (.010, .014, .022, .032) and she…"
"Ron....I honestly have no idea on the price (and in a perfect situation would probably prefer to trade for a small body guitar). The guitar needs some TLC and I just don't have the time to devote to it like I hoped....plus someone who has the…"
"Well.....I build very small (17" scale) travel / alto guitars. Though small....they don't sound "small" at all. I do them in steel and nylon string versions. If you're curious....send me an email at…"
"I have a 1870's 0-28 that is similar to that. Mine needs work and I don't have the appropriate skill and time to do the instrument justice. I even have 2 of the original ivory friction pegs. There has been a little voice in my head saying…"
"If you don't like the idea of buying a 12 string set....you can "custom gauge" them by buying open stock. You can guesstimate by looking at your typical set of choice and seeing the sizes and adjusting accordingly (i.e. if you use a…"
"I string some of my small "alto" guitars in Nashville tuning. Like Ken said....it's a jangly, chiming sound that my recording clients love to use a "tracking" instruments. The traditional way is just as Jud recommends: get a…"
Hey Greg, My Martin is 276287. What's your opinion on where the 000-28 stands compared to other models of Martin. I used it on the track I have on my home page. Don't have any experience, and recorded the vocals and guitar at the same time. Thanks, Robert
Howdy, Greg. I note your comments and suggestions when you pop in on topics and wonder if you'd lend me a little advice. My beautiful sounding '36 Gibson L0 will be needing a neckset down the road, but is still real playable. Problem is I believe the former owner didn't respect the intolerance to heavy strings these super light tops have, and at some stage the top began to be pulled down in. Well, it seems like a 'rough in' carpenter cut across the top portion of the Xbrace and glued in a freekin' 2x4 (kidding) across just below the soundhole. I'd like to pull that and restore the original bracing pattern. Could you hazard a guess as to whether the redone support would be adequate to keep the top level. Amazing that the thing still sounds so sharp and rich. I think it could even be better. Big thanks for your input. Dave G.