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Which acoustic did you play today ?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Guitar' started by mawmow, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Very rare that I only play one guitar, but today I spent considerable time on this House tuned to open G. The guitar was a gift from my bride for my 50th, almost 12 years ago.

    Edit: Not typically my open G guitar either. Lately the Seagull all mahogany is the open G choice but I was too lazy to get off my ass and change guitars...changing tunings was easier.
     
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  2. mawmow

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    I do not write it every single day, but Aria AC-80 is grabbed almost daily by now... :)
     
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  3. mawmow

    mawmow

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    Yeah ! Still the Aria AC-80...
    Working hard at correcting thirty years of bad technical habits ! :-/
    Reviewing some pieces recorded three years ago showed me how my private lessons do pay ! :)
     
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  4. Wine&Vinyl

    Wine&Vinyl Gold Member

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    I just looked at the Aria AC-80 and realized it's a nylon string! I had a brief foray into flamenco a few years ago but ultimately decided that my bad steel string fingerstyle habits were too deeply ingrained to either walk the line between both styles or start fresh into flamenco. However, I did learn a lot about dynamics and fluidity from some of the great classical and flamenco players. And yes, private lessons can be invaluable - I wish I could rewind 20 years and really focus on theory like my teachers suggested. I would probably be a lot further ahead today :rolleyes:
     
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  5. bw66

    bw66

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    It's not too late.

    "The best time to plant a tree is 50 years ago. The second best time is today."
     
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  6. Morkolo

    Morkolo

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    Took my Godin Multiac nylon string out for the first time in too long earlier and now I'm back to the Keb Mo.
     
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  7. Wardo

    Wardo

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    Went to a jam for about 3 hours and played my D18.

    Came home and for the last 4 hours I’ve been sitting on the couch playing my telecaster on a short cable straight into a 57 Custom Deluxe.

    I’m kinda useless as a productive member of society.. lol
     
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  8. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Didn’t play much guitar today. Instead I spent some time on the piano, drums, and mandolin...not all at the same time. Moon mandolin from Scotland, maple (not sure if the flame is going to show up in this photo), spruce, rosewood. I bought it new...I’m not sure the shop knew what they had or what to make of it. Years ago I made the one piece cocobolo and bone bridge, hollowed out a bit from the underside for weight relief, installed a Weber tailpiece and Schaller machine heads, and rounded the binding a bit. It’s a killer old timey flattop, well suited to my roots and celtic sensibilities.

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  9. Wardo

    Wardo

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    Woof !!
     
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  10. greco

    greco Gold Member

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  11. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

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    Otis was thinking, “What the fuck, are trying to impress your forum buddies or just trying to piss me off?”
     
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  12. greco

    greco Gold Member

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  13. mawmow

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    Been working on classical pieces on nylon guitar (Aria AC-80).
    As I like to mix up guitar types and music repertoires,
    I tried the classical pieces on my aerial sounding Martin OOO-18 :
    no more !
    Nylons are great !
     
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  14. mawmow

    mawmow

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    Tried classical pieces on folk Taylor 322 and nylon Aria AC-80 :
    Once again, folk sounded too aerial compared to nylon,
    but this Taylor was less aerial than the Martin OOO-18.
     
  15. mawmow

    mawmow

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    Finally replaced the Martin Retro Monel strings on the Loar LH-700 with D'Addario EJ-17 : better sounding to my taste.
    Also played the Eastman AC-122ce.
     
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