"When I bought a used Guild F47 w/ an Adirondack spruce top, I did some internet research. Some were of the opinion that it's superior because of it's ability to be 'pushed hard' w/ a resulting louder volume than other varieties.…"
"My Maritime MiniJumbo stays in DADGAD tuning. I've used D'Addario, but prefer the John Pearse phosphor bronze 12's. Remarkably, the guitar stays in tune, even now when the temp & humidity in northern New England is extremely…"
As I posted many months ago, I sent my Maritime MJ back to Godin about 5 months after purchase. Action was too high, neck angle was off. I live about 3 hrs' drive from their Berlin NH factory; that's where I shipped…"
"FYI.......Premier Guitar has a nice article about Robert Godin in their July issue, as well as a review of the S&P Pro Parlor guitar.
And..per the bone Vs. TUSQ saddle issue above, I was going to call Bob Colossi today about a saddle for my…"
"In the same vein....I bought a nearly new ACS....nylon string + synth access.....wide neck, like a classical. GREAT guitar....and speaking of that 335....I own a '67 ES 345....so I have a benchmark for comparison. As I suggested in an earlier…"
"WNEW-FM in NYC. I was a teenager working @ night in a drive-up convenience store that mostly sold milk, bread, etc. We always had the radio cranked since there were no customers inside the store per se.So....New Year's Eve......and we had…"
"I've owned a Godin LGX for a while...and that's been a very nice guitar. Sort of a marriage between a Tele and an SG...w/ a piezo pick-up in the bridge for acoustic sounds as well. BUT....I just bought an ACS...that's a nylon string…"
"I own an SWS MiniJumbo that I play fingerstyle on...mostly. A little larger than the folk body style, but quite manageable. With the electronics, it's in the $700 to $800 range w/ a case....in the USA. I do concur w/everyone who recommends the…"
"Once 'baptized' by adjusting the truss rod, you'll be shaving the saddle next to adjust the action depending upon the climate/humidity. [Things are pretty dry in NH right now, even w/ 2 humidifiers going 24/7. So, my SWS MiniJumbo…"
"16 degrees and snowing pretty good here in the Godin company's backyard of NH. After a LOT of quality time w/ the snowblower tomorrow, I'll hopefully pick up my MiniJumbo...if the vibrations of my old machine haven't numbed my hands…"
"If you are going from a '12' set to a '13' set it may not be a problem. As far as the additional string tension, you may be able to check the specs on a vendor's site such as JustStrings.com. Whether or not you would have to…"
"The cedar definitely provides a warmer tone - whether you think this is nicer is up to you...
Also, IMHO, a satin finish will perform better for fingerstyle than a gloss finish, all other factors being equal..."