I've been trolling the extreme opposite of the guitar market. One reason the amount of green I want to shell out. My 2 guitars with any intrinsic value are long gone.
I played a Martin D-35 for years. Looked like it had been played with a chain saw. Tone was amazing... intonation was a challenge. A couple hundred thrown in that direction had no significant improvement. We were recording in a small studio... analog 8 track... I had put together. Happened upon a Taylor cutaway that sounded pretty good... had amazing action... perfect intonation... and sounded good plugged in. Traded in the Martin...
Started the album from scratch.
Recently, I've been teaching guitar class. About 13 grade school kids. (Tomorrow is our last class this year)
I showed them how to play one chord.. told them to play along when the song got to them... they were playing music after the first 20 minutes of the first class.
Amazing enthusiasm!! Lots of fun. A couple kids played up front in church after 7 classes.
Back to guitar stuff... I've been buying inexpensive guitars and repairing them. My skills are improving, and I'm coming out with some decent results. I glued up a broken neck... turned out awesome!!!
Just got a 12 string... someone had stripped out the nut on the truss rod... I had $100 into the guitar... decided to be unorthodox. What a surprise... instead of taking the neck apart, I sanded down the bridge... lowered the saddle and came out with a very playable guitar. Action is slightly better with a capo... considering dressing the nut slightly. Plan to add a pickup and plastic feedback suppressor .
My next project is on the workbench. An acoustic 6. The bridge has a split right along the pin holes.
Ordered a new bridge. Plan to replace the broken one.
Have been able to adjust students guitars.. great results. I'm finding out it's not ot as difficult as I anticipated.
Have a great day,
All things work together for good.