One of the huge problems about asking on an internet forum if guitar X is worth buying is that a load of people (who haven't tried one) will say it is rubbish, and a load of people (who haven't tried one) will say that it is the best thing ever produced.
Then there will be some who say that you...
It was surprisingly good for its age. There was very little evidence of it having been played, even though it is a 10 year old instrument.
Not a single ding anywhere. No fret wear at all.
All that was needed was:
Remove the old strings (they were extremely cruddy)
Clean and polish the body...
This one was delivered by Parcel Force. I was outside watching for the van at the time, and went to meet him. He had the guitar case in the cab beside him! :wow:
He was obviously taking care of it, and nicely warm too instead of in the cold in the back.
It arrived.... in just the case! :shock:
and no additional packing....
But the guitar was intact, thankfully.
A bit scruffy looking and with the metalwork needing some TLC
A clean and polish, and the metalwork cleaned up with silver polish.
A new set of strings.... action adjusted...
But I'm just an old (70 years next month) "has been" guy who has been playing for 55 years. Playing guitar has provided me with some awesome experiences during that time, and with a lot of cool stories to tell.
This is just a little "pay back" thing to help a youngster who deserves...
Actually, this one isn't for me. :)
There is a young 15 year old at our church who plays and sings occasionally using an inexpensive acoustic with a pickup. He is already better than pretty good and shows a lot of promise. His eyes light up at my own LP....
He doesn't know it yet, but I am...
All seems OK after a few messages back and forth.
He lowered the price on Ebay as agreed, and then ended the auction as soon as I bought it at that price. Its better that way doing it through Ebay and Paypal as it gives me the buyer protection.
I am thinking about it.
It is on Ebay and has been relisted about a half a dozen times at £300 with not a single bid. The only down side that I can see is that it is by a new Ebayer with zero feedback.
Oh yes it does :naughty:
In 2005 Martin introduced a "PDA" model guitar, that would do all sorts of fancy things, and integrated itself into the electronics in the guitar. They were terribly proud of it!
By PDA I mean the latest in technology at the time. A big thick lump of a thing. Remember...
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An adjustable truss rod is not there to change the action. It is there to change the neck relief.
If over the course of a year, or even season to season, the action changes, then it is the BRIDGE that needs adjusting. That's why may players of acoustics keep two saddles. One...
Intonation is a different "problem" entirely.
1) Get the action right first by raising the bridge
2) If needed adjust the relief with the truss rod to give a tiny amount of bow
3. Then.... adjust the saddles forwards/backwards to get the intonation right.
In that order.