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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Slight case of G.A.S
« on: December 21, 2011, 09:14:25 PM »
Hey Dugly, I never thought of that, I'll give them a whirl and see how she responds. I must admit though, played real gentle, she is a sweetheart tonal wise [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Slight case of G.A.S
« on: December 21, 2011, 10:41:57 AM »
It finally arrived about a week ago. A quick appraisal is in order [:D]
The wood looks fantastic, and as I suspected, the photo's do not do it justice! The finish brings out the best hog grain I think I have ever seen on a sub five figure instrument.
There is a tiny wee mark/ fogging of the finish on the top side of the peg head just above the nut, but other than that, not another mark on it.
After leaving it to come to room temperature after it's very cold journey to me, I began to tune up...I immediately encounter a problem with it, and it took me a couple of minutes to figure out what was going on. As I was tuning up, it kept going out of tune within 10 secs or so. I would tune, strum and literally hear the pitch fall. I thought wow, never heard strings stretch that badly before...
The B and high E were really bad. I kept repeating it, expecting it to settle etc but it didn't. Then I noticed that as the high strings were stretching the lower ones were going up in pitch!
Aha...a clue! Anyone figured it out yet? Yup, the glue had gave out on the nut and it is sliding around in the slot. By the time it clicked with me what was wrong, the nut was overhanging the slot by about 1/4 on the high side! On further examination, the nut is not cut with even spacing between the strings either. So I will have to get another bone nut made and fitted when I get home. The seller insisted on returning $20 to me for the fix, which was decent of him. For the time being I have just pushed the nut firmly back into place and it hasn't moved since.

Playability is great to excellent, the action is real low on it which I like, no fret buzz whatsoever, at least none that the guitar is responsible for [;)] Sustain is like almost too much, compared to the Washburn that I'm used to, this thing just keeps ringing and ringing and ringing and ringing. The bottom end on it is there, but not impressively so, I was expecting a little more oomph, but it's well rounded and sounds great. It's top end sparkles like the stars in the night sky, very noticable. String balance is spot on when played soft and gentle, but crash the strings and it's all mud, not at all like the Washburn. In fact my WD56SW begs for more, however this girl wants a very light touch. The tone is fantastic though, a real woody hog sound and compliments the rosewood that I have.
Overall, I'm happy with it, I think it was a bargain and after a new nut and proper setup I expect it will only get better as the woods relax a little and open up [:D]

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That looks pretty darn nice mate, nice one [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / not rocket science
« on: December 13, 2011, 06:50:06 AM »
Looks nice, and if you're happy with the outcome a job well done I would say [:)]
Rocket on the other hand may share some different science with ya though [;)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Washburn Apache
« on: December 11, 2011, 03:17:53 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pike

quote:
Is that right Pike? and official position?
I asked him, he wont. He wanted to build me a new guitar instead.



Still at $5000+ for one of Dana's new signature series instruments you would expect it to be absolutely outstanding [:)]

I think it very very unlikely I'll ever be able to afford one in my lifetime, though it's nice to dream [:D]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / OT-- am I an idiot?
« on: December 11, 2011, 02:59:09 AM »
I appreciate home baking, and I love bananna bread! One of my fondest memories from childhood was helping my Mum and Sister's bake all sorts of stuff at Christmas time, I just wish I had more time to dedicate to it but I still bake now and then when the notion takes me [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Slight case of G.A.S
« on: December 10, 2011, 05:19:46 PM »
Ok, so the tracking info didn't change for daaaaaays...
Sometimes I long for the old days when you ordered something by phone, then TRUSTED the postie! Nowadays it's all up to the minute tracking etc, just something else to fret (ok, I admit it [:p] ) over [:)]

It finally changed today, the guitar is stuck in Montreal Customs, which leads me to ask if anyone knows how and what percentage of the various taxes are applied/ levied? I can't get my head round it just now.

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Washburn Apache
« on: December 10, 2011, 05:12:03 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by Pike

Dana won't work on these Wolf... say Jeist, you never told us how she sounds.



That's a pity, but I can understand why.
I bet she sounds really sweet regardless of the various battle scars [;)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Washburn Apache
« on: December 09, 2011, 03:49:56 PM »
Wow, she certainly has seen a bit of life. I bet Dana could restore her back to her full glory [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / Happy Bday, Tio!!!
« on: December 08, 2011, 09:01:08 PM »
Happy Birthday TK, I hope today was great fun, if not, there's always tomorrow [;)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / .
« on: December 05, 2011, 12:25:17 PM »
I would have hung it on the wall as an ornament and put the money into a better instrument. The D10S is easily as playable with comparable tone for example, and would have cost you less to buy it new. I admit it isn't covered in Abalone, but looks count for nothing if it's not playable. As much as I love playing my WD56SW (it's real pretty to look at too), I couldn't have justified spending as much again for a bridge set as I had paid for the instrument to begin with.
I'm glad it's working out for you though [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / NGD '95 D-55SW Cherokee
« on: December 03, 2011, 07:44:33 PM »
Oh no...stop it, I don't think I can take it anymore, talk about eye candy [:)]
The Washburn/ DB combination sure did produce some absolutely beautiful instruments. It's just a pity that the company saw fit to make the move to tacoma at the time otherwise we could still be seeing these truly stunning examples of craftsmanship being produced.

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / NGD '95 D-55SW Cherokee
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:23:59 AM »
One gorgeous guitar, that Maple is so sweeeet against the herringbone and frames the Rosewood beautifully [:)]

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A couple of like minded individuals to share it with [:)]

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Acoustic Guitar Players Post Comments & Questions / C104SCE nut width
« on: December 02, 2011, 01:24:55 PM »
quote:
Originally posted by mcloud10

Here is a link to my progress:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.279261712105931.69416.100000663132766&type=1&l=14cdd27375

I add pics as I make progress.

Mark

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'71 Yamaha FG-300 (in restoration)
'73 Washburn W240
'08 Washburn D10SCE
'08 Washburn D10QBK (Son's)
'09 Washburn C104SCE Classical
'89 Washburn C10N Classical
Behringer ACX450




That looks fantastic Mark, painstaking attention to detail always takes time, but well worth it in the end. Like Pike, I'll be waiting to see the final result [:)]

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