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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:41 pm    Post subject: The Short Scale Acoustic... Reply with quote

... is a horse of another color. I found a Cordoba Cadette in a pawnshop for $90 bucks and bought it. It is a nylon string Spanish guitar and has a 24" scale. I thought it might be fun for Laura Weber/Joan Baez folky stuff. Unfortunately it's kind of dull sounding. I can't find strings that work well on this instrument. What it really needs is a wider neck. I'll keep this guitar but I doubt that it will get much play. But I hanker to try a short scale steel string acoustic if I can find one, maybe something like a Recording King. As a side note, my one objection to the Squire VM series Jaguar is the thinness of the body. I've owned two old Fender Jaguars, one sunburst and one Candy Red, and they had thick bodies, comparable to a strat. They just felt better. By the way, I put a mustang bridge from stewmac on my VM Jaguar and got good results, though the bridge had to be modified just a little. At some point I will detail post some pics of the results and describe what I did to get the bridge radius to conform to the neck radius.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This acoustic, are you totally gonna mod it?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:35 pm    Post subject: Mods? Reply with quote

Extra heavy black nylon classical strings, lowered action, and a contact type pickup might make this guitar a lot more interesting and I contemplate doing these things in the near future.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what, no binding and blocks???
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:58 pm    Post subject: binding and block? Reply with quote

Well, no. It is a classical guitar, afterall. But now that you mention it, some position markers on the fretboard would be useful. I'm just going to do that with PAINT!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you post pics of the acoustic? i don't know how one would brighten the tone of one since they are so dependent on their build for that, but maybe it might give some clue as to the cause?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2015 11:09 pm    Post subject: The Cordoba Cadette Reply with quote

http://lubbockunplugged.blogspot.com/2015/06/so-guitars.html

The Cordoba acoustic is the last guitar pictured, and the list is already out of date. I have a Sonic Blue Squire VM mustang on order, should arrive next month, and today I purchased an Epiphone Les Paul Jr. from my favorite pawn shop. They wanted $90, I offered $75 "out the door" and they accepted that offer. It is a vintage sunburst, one single coil. It is in great shape but I needed to tighten the neck, lower the action, set intonation, and lower the PU. It plays well and I like having yet another bargain guitar in my little collection. I had a Gibson SG Jr. at one time and didn't want another guitar in that style. Recently I've listened to some old Leslie West stuff on Youtube and decided to get something really simple. The Epiphone Les Paul Jr. seemed like a reasonable option and I knew I would find one in a pawnshop or an eBay.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:48 am    Post subject: Correction! Reply with quote

Correction! The epi lp jr has ONE humbucker in the bridge position...
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it pretty light? Does it feel a little thin?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's your acoustic:
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you want a steel string acoustic, i can tell you that the gretsch jim dandy is fantastic and super worth the 149 dollar price tag, i have one in the seafoam green finish and its a joy to just strum on when im bored, and i've recorded a couple nice acoustic covers on it of my bloody valentine songs
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
what, no binding and blocks???
Come on, nigel1 has punctuation, sentences and spelling. Couldn't possibly be a Paulk1 sock-puppet.
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but i dont give a fuck because i do amazing work, i love doing it, its what makes me happy, and now actually making more money than i planned on, so i am able to do more buisness transactions and buying and selling with more computer shit i just bought aside from my new iphone, for buisness on the rode, but just got the biggest newest MAC, and a nice new tv, all from sitting at hone and working on guitars in 2 months, no other job, this is my job now,it turned into my own buisness, it pays more than my last 3 jobs, and i never even sell here, and hardly on ebay, maybe once in a while ill make a neck and post it on ebay, but most of my clients are guys that lost the bids on ebay for a neck for example, than email me and request that i make them the same neck , or a different one, whatever, i also have an american strat loaded body im gonna eventually fix up with one of my style necks and i bet its gonna sell for a pretty penny, and all kinds of stuff just from like 10 people that lost the auction, email me for the same thing they wanted to buy and lost, than their buddies want the same neck, and so forth, but this is my thing and the craziest thing is that people are probably going to
start posting negative shit about how many photos, or somethiong stupid just because im good,......


Two or three people on the board have the Gretsch Jim Dandy now - Noirie, Daftsupernova; it was Robroe's New Year's resolution to buy one (I bet he didn't) - but Doog preferred the Fender CP100 Parlor, small body but standard scale (247/8" neck).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NickS wrote:
71Smallbox wrote:
what, no binding and blocks???
Come on, nigel1 has punctuation, sentences and spelling. Couldn't possibly be a Paulk1 sock-puppet.

I was just making a friendly joke, he's clearly not Paul1k.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
I was just making a friendly joke, he's clearly not Paul1k.
I just thought Nigel needed the context, he seemed a bit perplexed by the references.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

71Smallbox wrote:
NickS wrote:
71Smallbox wrote:
what, no binding and blocks???
Come on, nigel1 has punctuation, sentences and spelling. Couldn't possibly be a Paulk1 sock-puppet.

I was just making a friendly joke, he's clearly not Paul1k.

he can't possibly be paul1k since clearly i am

jokes on you
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