"The Alvarez AG60CE arrived last night. I'm sorry to say that I made a big mistake in getting this guitar.
Poor fit and finish on neck, back and sides of guitar. Advertised as "gloss finish," the customer service representative…"
Hello, everyone!I have just purchased an Alvarez AG60ce from Musician's Friend "Stupid Deal of the Day." It was listed as a restock (not quite sure what that means as far as the condition of the guitar), so it was a pretty good price. I have played several Alvarez guitars in the past, and own an ABT60 baritone in which I have recently installed an LR Baggs Lyric microphone.I am impressed with the quality of the instruments I have played, but was wondering if anyone here has played the…See More
"I've got my Loef baritone stringed like that, and have tried to figure some ways to use this setup.
First of all, it gives more space in almost any chord you play, as you get more tonal space between the low and high notes in the chord. The…"
I recently installed an LR Baggs Lyric mic in my Alvarez ABT-60 baritone.While I was at it, I decided to try the "Half-Nashville" tuning that Pat Metheny uses on his Linda Manzer baritone guitar. The tuning goes A D G C E A (a whole-step down from the standard B to B baritone tuning), with the G and C strings in lighter gauges and tuned up an octave.I don't normally use altered tunings on my guitars (never played DADGAD, for example), so this tuning is taking a while for me to wrap my brain…See More
"I have tried the Cleartone and the Martin SP strings; they are good for a few days of playing, then their tone dies away for me. I also find them to be too squeaky for my tastes. The final nail in their proverbial coffin (for me, at…"
"I installed the Lyric in on of my OM guitars. There is no soldering to be done with this installation, all of the components are already connected. You just need to make a hole in the endblock of your guitar (if there isn't one…"
"You really should contact them first, obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization), before attempting to ship a guitar back. Most businesses will not accept an unexpected delivery and the guitar will be returned to you - postage due."
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…"