"Maggie tried silk & steels on her pre-war O-18, but she found that they went dead very quickly, so she has returned to Martin XLs (the ones in the green pack) These are about as light as you can get in brass wound strings."
"I wonder how many feel that a cheaper twelve string has a more acceptable sound than a cheaper six string. I owned this Epiphone 12 string with a laminated top and a less than $300 price sticker. I was very satisfied with the sound,…"
"I have never had the nerve to buy a guitar without first having a chance to play it. I do have an octave mandolin that was a gift from my wife, but that's the only instrument I owned before I tried it out. My newest flat top is…"
"First of all, my apologies for introducing another brand into the Goya/Levin group.
My late brother Dave had a mid-70s Martin D-18 that was in mint condition. He and I were traveling, on a bitter cold winter day, from Hamilton to Port Hope…"
"I agree with those who say "tradition". Some folks would rather have a mediocre F style mandolin for bluegrass than a top quality A model. In the sixties it had to be a Gibson too, but the rise in quality luthiers (and in the…"
"Hi Jim, All my old guitars have finish checking to a greater or lesser degree. I would agree with the others, just accept it as part of the process that makes an old guitar generally better than a new one. Like everyone else I always thought the…"