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  • Sekova Acoustics?

    Local guy has a Sekova "Classical" Acoustic listed for $50 bucks. The pic looks like a standard steel string guitar, not a classical nylon string guitar.
    Anyway, I know it won't be a Martin, Gibson or Taylor but for $50 bucks I wonder if it might be worth taking a chance on just to get something to mess around on?
    I've got my Hopelong Cassidy mugs sold, guy will pick them up tomorrow, that's $20 bucks and if I can sell a couple more things that'll give me enough to pick this up no sweat and probably have a few bucks left over. I e-mailed the guy to get a model number too so I'll post that when I get it so we might sort it out a bit more.
    So, just wanted to get some more info on em' and see if anyone has or had one what if they can be set up to be decent enough to play? Thanks, talk to ya'll later.
    *1 John 2:3-5*
    Guitar:
    Harmony Sovereign H182
    Harmonicas:
    Lee Oskar Major Diatonic: Low F, A, C
    Gun:
    Glock G19 RTF2, 9x19mm

  • #2
    Can you post a picture of it, Frank?
    Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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    • #3
      Here's a pic.
      *1 John 2:3-5*
      Guitar:
      Harmony Sovereign H182
      Harmonicas:
      Lee Oskar Major Diatonic: Low F, A, C
      Gun:
      Glock G19 RTF2, 9x19mm

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      • #4
        Looks worth 50 to me but that might mean little...Can you have a strum first?
        "If you walk through the streets of life looking behind you, you're gonna bump into ****************"

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        • #5
          I could probably give it a try before I buy since the guy is here in Crossville but it's kind of on the back burner for now. Got a Harmony Sovereign 000 on the way thanks to a friend here on the forum. This really is a pretty great forum to hang out on with a great bunch of folks. Glad I came back. If I every try to leave again give me a swift kick in the seat of the pants,LOL
          *1 John 2:3-5*
          Guitar:
          Harmony Sovereign H182
          Harmonicas:
          Lee Oskar Major Diatonic: Low F, A, C
          Gun:
          Glock G19 RTF2, 9x19mm

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          • #6
            Local guy has a Sekova "Classical" Acoustic listed for $50 bucks. The pic looks like a standard steel string guitar, not a classical nylon string guitar.
            Anyway, I know it won't be a Martin, Gibson or Taylor but for $50 bucks I wonder if it might be worth taking a chance on just to get something to mess around on?
            I've got my Hopelong Cassidy mugs sold, guy will pick them up tomorrow, that's $20 bucks and if I can sell a couple more things that'll give me enough to pick this up no sweat and probably have a few bucks left over. I e-mailed the guy to get a model number too so I'll post that when I get it so we might sort it out a bit more.
            So, just wanted to get some more info on em' and see if anyone has or had one what if they can be set up to be decent enough to play? Thanks, talk to ya'll later.


            About on par with a Ventura...both being '70s-era Pacific-Rim instruments that range from "OK" to "Damn, that cool!"...

            As long as the neck is straight, intonation is good, and the bridge is well glued down, you get a decent guitar for a very decent price!

            You can improve the tone considerably by putting a hardwood shim beneath that adjustable saddle...right now only two points, the ends of the adjustment screws, are touching the top to transmit the sound...PM me if you need more detailed instructions.
            God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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            • #7
              Get the Sekova anyway, Frank. Maybe with two guitars you won't get bored as quickly as in the past. And, like Terry points out, the tone in the Sekova can be enhanced with a little bit of work you haven't done yet. A little techy time can be fun.
              Be back when I get back. TTFN.

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              • #8
                Well worth the few bucks.My first bass was a Sekova.

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                • #9
                  Well worth the few bucks.My first bass was a Sekova.


                  Back in the late 70s, I had a Sekova "SG Standard" knock-off that was surprisingly nice...gave $90 for it, I think.
                  God(s) bless the rest of the world(s), too

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                  • #10
                    The guy still hasn't gotten back to me with a model number or to confirm that it's actually a standard steel string acoustic and not a Classical guitar. I guess some folks aren't that interested in selling their stuff.
                    *1 John 2:3-5*
                    Guitar:
                    Harmony Sovereign H182
                    Harmonicas:
                    Lee Oskar Major Diatonic: Low F, A, C
                    Gun:
                    Glock G19 RTF2, 9x19mm

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                    • #11
                      TN.Frank,
                      if the pic shows the actual guitar on sale, it's 99.9% a steelstring.
                      Why?
                      Dread-shaped.
                      Pinned bridge.
                      Pickguard.
                      14-frets to the body.

                      No Nylon that I know of does have that.
                      .

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                      • #12
                        Yep, totally agree. The pic shows a steel string guitar. Maybe he meant "Classic" and not Classical.
                        *1 John 2:3-5*
                        Guitar:
                        Harmony Sovereign H182
                        Harmonicas:
                        Lee Oskar Major Diatonic: Low F, A, C
                        Gun:
                        Glock G19 RTF2, 9x19mm

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                        • #13
                          Frank, the guitar in the link you posted is definitely a steel string guitar. No doubt in my mind about that. In addition to katopp's observations, it also has the slanted saddle. They don't do that on classicals either.
                          Three Dreads......2 Martins and 1 YamahaA fiddle, a mando, a uke, eight harmonicas, a Zoom H2, a Panasonic recorder, coupla penny whistles, an Italian made Titano accordion, three handguns, at least a dozen chess sets, more power tools than Bob Vila, and one old Westclox "Big Ben" wind-up alarm clock that still works! Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention my ocarina and maracas.

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