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  1. Advertised right here on Harmony Central. (Look up at the related products on the thread list.) Sold exclusively by Amazon. $149.99 Cheap laminate? Nope. It has a solid spruce top. Anyone seen one... tried one?
  2. A one-post noob dredges up a thread that has been dead for twelve years to praise Zager guitars. Sounds suspiciously familiar.
  3. Had a Hodaka Combat Wombat. Great bike. The guitars they make SUCK tho. Get a Yamaha.
  4. Given all the variables of room acoustics, mic types and placement, recording equipment, and even playing style, not to mention your playback equipment, you can be pretty sure that YouTube videos will not necessarily faithfully reproduce the true sound of a guitar. No guitar maker, even Martin, produces guitars that are one hundred percent consistent. One particular Martin guitar might appeal to you and another practically identical one may not. Martin guitars come from the factory with only a minimal set-up done on them. Even used ones may or may not be set up to suit your playing style. That may affect a particular guitar's appeal to you. That said, there are lots of Martin solid spruce/rosewood dreadnoughts with 1 11/16 minimum nut widths out there. The good ones fall under the category of "standard series." That would start with the plain old D-28 and go upward in cost from that. I'm betting that a good D-28 would do you just fine... but... you gotta go play some personally, new or used, (more than one) and see. Sorry. No way around it.
  5. Just get the neck reset... this time by a competent luthier. Don't butcher a nice guitar.
  6. I sure am glad that after ten years, someone finally cleared that up.
  7. If you do a web search using the search words, "Yamaha FG110" you'll find all the reviews you want. Yamaha guitars are generally known to be, "bright," but that's not necessarily a bad thing. It won't sound like a D-28, but most people find their tone quite pleasant. The seventies vintage red label guitars have a bit of a legendary reputation. That FG110 could be a sweet guitar. They are, however, now over forty years old. Even a Yamaha can't last forever without some repair, such as a neck reset, and Yamaha's have a reputation for being difficult to repair. Still, if it's in playable condition, I'd take it over that Fender in a heartbeat!
  8. The zombies are gettin' pretty bad around here.
  9. So you couldn't get the battery compartment removed yourself, so you took it to the local guitar store. (to remove it for you, I guess) Sounds like they didn't have any problem removing it. It also sounds like you paid the guitar store for this service. So now, once more, you still can't get the battery compartment removed. Maybe you should take it back to your local guitar store... and this time, have them show you how to remove it. Oh, and G-tak, perhaps you are bit new around here to be critiquing others' responses.
  10. Google that model. It's not a seventies vintage Harmony guitar, it's a broken cheap PRC knockoff of a cheap seventies vintage Harmony guitar. It's not even firewood, it's landfill fodder.
  11. I had to look around to see what that is. D-18 Modern Deluxe. Nice! Excellent choice!
  12. If it's that sorry, it's probably fallen apart by now. The OP started this thread in 2008.
  13. Yep. Somebody somewhere is making money off of this crap, else they wouldn't be doing it.
  14. I suspect that he found one by now. He posted that back in 2011. <facepalm>
  15. It has been said (Maybe by some guy named Somagyi?) that the lighter and thinner a guitar is built, the better it will sound. I once built a guitar out of .001 inch thick baldered ash (nod to idunno) and toothpicks for braces. It sounded like a chorus of angels in heaven. Unfortunately I only got to hear it for about ten minutes tho. It blew up shortly after I strung it up. Damn near killed me. Before you ask, no, I didn't get any recordings. Terrible loss to humanity. 😢
  16. Interesting conversation. My first guitar was a brand new Sears Silvertone for Christmas. Within six months of owning it, its action grew to over a half inch. It was years before I got a real guitar. True story. I should have been so lucky as to have the likes of a Rogue. Damn, I could have been as good as Tony Rice if it wasn't for that.
  17. It'll hold string tension. It'll make music. With a decent setup, it'll play as easy as the best. What it won't have is the refined tone of a higher quality guitar. It has no snob appeal. Oh yeah, it's very affordable.
  18. Same as before: I have to guess that this has been posted here before, but I can't remember seeing it before. A really thorough tour of Taylor Guitars with Bob Taylor... and also produced by none other than Musician's Friend (Harmony Central)... in 2010. There's four parts to this one, and yes, a lot of it is Bob Taylor boasting. Kinda cool otherwise though. You've seen the way Martin does it. Now look at how Taylor does it. Quite a contrast.
  19. I have to guess that this has been posted here before, but I can't remember seeing it before. A really thorough tour of Martin Guitars with Dick Boak... and produced by none other than Musician's Friend (Harmony Central)... in 2010. There's six parts to it, and yes, a lot of it is Chris Martin boasting. Kinda cool otherwise though. I guess it would help if I put the link to it in here.
  20. What model Shubb capo do you have? Shubb makes several different models of capos for several different applications. I'm betting you have a S1 or C1 for standard necks. Not surprising that it won't fit on a fat neck. Before you butcher up your guitar's neck, maybe you should try the S3 or C3 model. They are specifically designed for 12 strings or just guitars with thick necks. You can peruse what they have to offer here at the Shubb website. BTW, you can bend a Shubb capo to change the range of neck thicknesses it will clamp onto.
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