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Offline mrjams

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« on: October 19, 2006, 07:27:06 PM »
1st off, Hello everyone,
I know you have had a rash of new members lately, been reading this  forum for over a week now.
To make a short story longer,, I recently recieved a 04 Cumberland 12 string. It wasn't what I was looking for BUT it was what i  should have been looking for !
The projection and TONE is immense.I am enamored by the sound of this ax.
After 30  years of guitars i have found an acoustic to  rock. When i got it I was leery,,although it looked good (tres bon) I had to tune it up and play. All i can say is  YES It rang true and loud!
I know you all are honest in your posts   now hopefully i can add a lil  something.
Learned about Sam Ash this morning  on a post ,,so googled it , seems theres one 4 miles away. So i went to Sam ash AZ in Glendale ,,what a bunch of helpful  ppl. I asked about a 6 string cumberland  but they didnt have any in stock. Cat gave me a creamy Washburn  dark wood dread to try and it was sooo nice, Sat around for 2 hours and played dang near every  kind of acoustic they had ,and my repitoir,,(fingerpick,,harmonics,, flatpick). But no 6 string Cumbs.So i  have a contact  for one for $499 plus ship..not too bad i  guess.
My opinion,,never waste $ on an Epiphone acoustic GET a Washburn ,,spend more,GET  much much more.
So i been playing @ home and the Cumby is a great, sweet tone good action,,,,,,,put on Nils Lofgren Acoustic Live and picked along.
1 thing i shoud note,,asked sam ash help about buzz fientin tuning sys  and he hadnt a clue lol.
Anyway Please dont buy an acousticeletricic squire  fender tele or strat until you play one,,,wow are they thin,,(sounding , and the action is so  high .)I have a real hands on review of a Epi ej-200ce which i own and belive me your better off with a  washburn. I'm giving   mine away after discarding the notion of doing a  Pete Townshend   slam =]
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2006, 07:49:23 PM »
mrjams wait a minute I own a Epi,whats wrong with Epi's mine plays great I own a PR-6S with a Shadow pick-up I also own other guitars,like a WashburnD2003S Millenium Limited Edition #124-144,and we all are owners of different guitars and its a good thing you didn't Pete your Epi I am sure you can find somebody who cant afford a guitar that will love it to death,because a guitar wasted( no matter what brand)is the next jimmi page not discovered every guitar has a purpose somewhere.louis

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2006, 08:24:01 PM »
by the way.... ship..... my d2003s.... I've been playing her a lot for sure. And you probably know why, since you got one.[;)] The neck colour is changing....... used case (fret).... the tone of the wood is changing.... and as it's not an cut away.... the 12-13-14-15-etc... case are nice just as new... but the rest is beginning of corrosion ??? should I lay her down ???
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2006, 09:46:32 PM »
glad you  got a good  epi,, was  just   speaking of  mine,, neck was lousy     did  some  major fret  work ie: filing and i thought  played and sounde good ,, until  i   got this   wash,,,,,,,in my opinion,,a plywwod top  just wont  sound as good as a  2 slab top .
epiphone is a market that Gibson  cant  sell  $2-3000 guitars too   so we as consumers   must  look for   premiuum sounding   guitars   in each  and all of our  price  ranges,,if    one person gets an awesome Epeiphone  ,,right on!!!!!! all im saying is  mine was         way  below even beginner standards
So i say beware
Ive bought   guitars out  of   kids closets that were lousy and ive put some care and  time into them and   they   have  been  awesome ,,guess all i can say is  find  it play it  and   be amazed at where your  muse might take  you
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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2006, 10:05:04 PM »
I've read that you got an washburn OS OE-30 ???  I do have the same one... semi-hollowbody... very pretty satisfied about it, what about you, mrjams ???


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« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2006, 11:17:44 PM »
Hi Mr. Jams,
Welcome to the forum.  The Cumberland you found - sounds like a pretty good price!  I'm curious about whether it's a used model or a new one?   Does it come with the case?

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 12:07:57 AM »
hmmm, mrjams sounds more like mrhenry with every post.
How many nics does henry have?

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'01(?) Washburn J28S12DL Cumberland 12-str.
'02 Washburn J28SCEDL Cumberland
'90 Washburn EA20YBR Festival
'97 Washburn EA20-12 Festival
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'93 Washburn J-9 Washington
'97 Washburn J-9 Washington  
'02 Washburn J28SCEDL Cumberland
'90 Washburn EA20YBR Festival
'83 Washburn D66SW Prairie Song Custom
'04 Washburn D104SCE  
'04 D'Aquisto CENTURA
'05 D'Aquisto CENTURA
(both violin burst)
'77 Electra X-410 Jazz Strad
'77 Electra Maple Pro (autographed by Bill Nelson)
'04 Aria PE SPL DLX SD
'82 Aria ProII Thor Sound 600
'05 Agile 2500-12
'06 Agile TC-630
Fender P-bass


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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 11:06:07 AM »
The  6 string cumberland is new, and no case toaster.
I like the os-oe30 its fun for surf and swamp music, its a blue burst finish  millenium.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 10:23:13 PM »
I bought me a Cumberland today.  Looks like another 2001, but this one is different.



It goes out in Mondays shipment.  I hope it's a winner!!

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The Pack:
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2005 Washburn D34SCE Augusta
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2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
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The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2006, 10:48:31 PM »
Wow Deacon, that is one beautiful Babe. I sure wouldn't mind stroking her for awhile.

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2006, 11:09:02 PM »
Nice find Deacon! She looks like a keeper.
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2006, 12:18:54 AM »
That Sunburst looks awesome.
I like it!

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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2006, 06:41:50 AM »
It was the only picture in the auction, so until she arrives at my home, and I can give her the once over in person, I will be cautiously optimistic.  I was drawn in by a pretty face once before, if you remember. [xx(]

But you're right, if it pans out, she looks to be a real beauty!!  Snagged her for $330 with shipping.
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The Pack:
2006 Washburn J56SW Timbercraft
2004 Washburn D52SWCE Timbercraft
2005 Washburn D46SCE-12 Southwestern
2004 Washburn WD18SW Solid
2004 Washburn NV100C Classical
1996 Washburn D46S Cheyenne

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« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2006, 07:13:31 AM »
I think we moved beyond the couch and we now are going to have to start demanding holiday theme photos.[:D]

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« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2006, 08:47:51 AM »
I've never been attracted to sunburst, but this one definitely changed my way of thinking.

Oh no,I feel GAS[:D][:D][:D]

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