I picked up an O-01 Parlor guitar this morning from Craigslist.The seller informed me that a previous potential buyer had dropped the guitar, cracking the back and separating one of the rear braces (she insisted that it was intentional, as the buyer immediately demanded a significantly reduced price for the damage he had caused). It will need attention, but it is not critical to function of the guitar.It has a lovely tone. I will really enjoy playing this instrument.Please pardon the photos,…See More
I picked up a used Composite Acoustics GX RT from Craigslist this past week.I've been looking for something along the lines of a "forever guitar" (one that should hold up for as long as I am able to play it), and I think this may be the one.The factory setup was a bit high for my liking, but I was able to sand the saddle down and make it just perfect for me. High enough for good projection, but low enough to play comfortably (without any fret buzz). I like the idea that, regardless of the…See More
Guitars made out of carbon fiber and other composite materials are more and more popular these days. Many are selling their wood based instruments and going carbon fiber only. If you own such an instrument or want to learn about them, join the group.
"I am also watching Ebay and my local Craigslist. I just picked up a perfect 2 owner 70's Glen Campbell Ovation from some one local for a great price. I am trying to find a good 12 string Glen Campbell one for a good price."
"Wow, this is a shock, but then I guess not! I remember in the late 60's and 70's when the Ovation was all you saw in the hands of players on MTV and concerts...they were the best in amplified sound for acoustic then. Now days…"
"That is really sad. I own 4 Ovations but only two of them are US made. They will be sought after even more so by players wanting the round back line. Sadly I have been trying to source the right screw to attach straploks for my round backs with no…"
This is making the rounds today:"FENDER MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION TO CLOSE NEW HARTFORD, CONN. FACILITY; OVATION® TO CEASE U.S. PRODUCTION Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is proud of the products that are built in our New Hartford, Conn. manufacturing facility and appreciates the talented group of people that hand craft them. However, due to current market conditions and insufficient volume levels, the company has made the decision to cease production there within June…See More
"Here is Leo Kottke, fingerpicking the 12-string.
I have a Coastline 12-string. It's an easy-playing, booming guitar. I love it! I picked it up (used) from the local Sam Ash a few years ago. Price - $250.00, with…"
"I just finished installing the L.R. Baggs Lyric into my Potomac OM guitar. So far, it's sounding really good!
I'll keep adjusting the treble balance, play it some more. Then I think I will have a better verdict. But I…"
"I'm in the process of installing the Lyric in my Potomac OM guitar. I would have finished the install during the winter storm that just blew up the east coast, but the endpin preamp was missing all of the washers. I will go pick…"
"I do noodle around with the flatpick, but nearly all of my acoustic playing is fingerstyle.
I have the Entourage Rustic, cedar top. I bought it, used, from Craigslist a couple of years ago. Out of the dozens of guitars I've had…"
"Hi Paul, congratulations. I've been playing the baritone guitar since the late 90's. First on a Rick Turner Renaissance, and since '07 on an Alan Carruth acoustic baritone. 28" scale, tuned B-B for standard intervals and then…"