Submitted May 15, 2012 by Steve H in Tacoma, WA
"Very sweet little blues box"
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The 30's vibe really got me interested in this guitar. Once I got it home and started working with it I really began to appreciate it for what it is, especially contrasted with my other guitars. It's so humble in appearance, yet light and lively when you start playing. The small body doesn't have the bass volume of a larger bodied guitar (but it's not lacking), this allows the sparkling treble to have a stronger relative presence.
Sound is wonderful, but 00-15M would be hard-pressed to be heard over a dreadnaught. I would say it's about spot-on perfect for blues playing in a quiet venue.
I've been playing this one for a couple of weeks now, I expect the sound to open up a bit more. The tuners are...ok. I've been spoiled by the gotoh tuners on my other guitar. The Martin tuners are perfectly usable, but take more effort and finesse to use.
Ease of Use
It's a narrow neck, making it very easy to play. But is a bit cramped for fingerstyle. I'm not sure how I'm going to amplify it.. I may not even try.
Very well made, I expect it to will it away in another 30 years or so.
It's worth the asking price. Excellent, no-frills construction, made in the U.S.
The Wow Factor
Now we come full-circle to what interested me in the guitar in the first place. The all-mahogany 30's vibe.
40 years, the couch is my favorite place to play!
fingerstyle blues should pretty much cover it.
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