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Hammond101
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Apr 11th, 2017 10:24 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 2011 GC6e which is basically a 612e slot in todays numbers. I love the way this thing plays and sounds. Build quality fit/finish is better than my 814ce. The slot head Taylors seem to have a slightly woodier tone to my ears. It's no cannon but is a very balance instrument.

Tony Salieri

Houston, Texas

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Apr 11th, 2017 03:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Tony, I love my Eastman parlor. But so that you know, they have a massive neck on them, the chunkiest I think I've ever played.

I like it just fine, but am not sure that your wife would if she's got small hands."

She doesn't have small hands, and years of playing the oboe has given her strong hands and fingers. She also loves 12s guitars, so neck size is almost moot. In fact, the only guitar neck I've ever seen her immediately reject was what I'd describe as a hard V (a Breedlove model, IIRC, it was many years ago).


Ragtop
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Apr 11th, 2017 05:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

Tony, I sent you an email.

Tony Salieri

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Apr 14th, 2017 03:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Tony, I sent you an email."

Thanks for the link. My wife is looking for something a bit bigger in all mahog.


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May 10th, 2017 02:23 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a CEO-7. I wish it was a slothead, but I don't want a 12-fret. I hate the junky tuners on it, otherwise great guitar.

Ragtop
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May 22nd, 2017 04:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm going to let the D-15sm Custom go as the neck is just too slender for me and it aggravates my arthritis. It's the Martin modified low oval, which I believe is their most popular neck shape these days. But in a Martin I need the Modified V, as in my D-18VS.

Too bad, as the tone is really something else. Hard to find the right words to describe it, but "ethereal" might come close.

Viera
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May 22nd, 2017 06:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

I'm with you on the Martin Modified V, great neck. I had a 15 Series 000 with the modified low oval. It sounded nice, but the neck was just a little thin front to back.

reverend mikey
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May 22nd, 2017 08:45 PM   Edit   Profile  

Martin is using the Low Profile neck on a lot of their standard guitars (D-35, D-28, D-45, etc.).

I have the D-35, and also have a D-18, which has the Modified Low Oval - which is a bit heftier than the Low Profile (which I have on my D-35). The D-18 ahs the wider 1 3/4" nut (versus 1 11/16" on other Standards), but it's also definitely a bit thicker from front to back.

I get along with both, but the D-18's Modified Low Oval is my favorite of the two. I can get along with a soft V, but I don't like hard V necks.

Martin D-18 specs

Ragtop
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Jun 22nd, 2017 08:42 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm also going to let my Eastman E10P Sunburst go. In fact, I'll post it over in the FDP Classifieds shortly.

It's a great little guitar and I love the big ol' chunky neck. But we're moving soon and I want to reduce the number of guitars I have to haul to the new house in the new state.

But once my cash flow recovers, I'd like to buy a Santa Cruz 1929 00 to replace the Eastman. The Eastman was an experiment to find out if I like the parlor size or not, and the answer is a resounding YES!

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Jun 22nd, 2017 11:28 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have the Martin 000-15S, a keeper, I also have a Martin 00-15 which is my favorite.

Ragtop
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Dec 8th, 2017 04:48 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, I sold that nice little Eastman parlor and moved to Colorado.

Then I got to missing having a parlor guitar, and found a nice little Alvarez-Yairi PY-70. Sitka and rosewood, and it was a LOUD little thing, sounded great.

But it had a rather slender neck, and I found myself missing that big ol' fat neck that the Eastman had.

And then some guy shows up on Reverb with an Eastman that he wants to trade. He didn't care for that Eastman neck, too chunky for him. So we got to talking, and ended up trading. He's delighted with the Yairi, and I'm happy having a E10P in sunburst again.

It needs a setup, and I'll throw some LaBella Silk & Steel strings on it and it will be good to go.

Eastman E10P SB

reverend mikey
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Dec 8th, 2017 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

That's a nice looking little guitar, congrats.

Ragtop
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Dec 8th, 2017 10:45 AM   Edit   Profile  

Thanks, mikey. Eastman does a nice sunburst.

And I'll be back home over the holidays, will run it down to Dietze and have Rich tweak it a bit.

(This message was last edited by Ragtop at 12:46 PM, Dec 8th, 2017)

Viera
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Dec 9th, 2017 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

Yes, that's a nice sunburst. Enjoy that thing.

I sometimes miss my E10P, but the nut width was a little too wide for most of what I play. It was great for classical style stuff and sounded very good.

Ragtop
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Dec 9th, 2017 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile  

What I really want is the Eastman E10PM. It is the same guitar with a mahogany top.

Only made in 2012, and they didn't make many. Haven't seen one for sale in the year that I've been looking.

But this one will do nicely in the meantime.

Hammond101
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Dec 10th, 2017 01:53 PM   Edit   Profile  

Very attractive guitar Ragtop. I'd be tempted to try something like that for the couch.

Back on the thread topic, I played a Taylor K22e 12 fret slothead at the Taylor petting zoo in El Cajon back in October. The guitar was fantastic. I've never played a concert sized body that was so resonant and alive.

Ragtop
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Dec 10th, 2017 04:00 PM   Edit   Profile  

Yep, H101, that's exactly what I bought it for, and it's perfect.



And "petting zoo"- lol!

Leftee
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Dec 10th, 2017 05:14 PM   Edit   Profile  

I bought a Recording King 000 a couple years ago and it quickly became my go-to acoustic. Love the chunky neck. It sounds big too.

It's a cheapie but a goodie.

Ragtop
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Dec 10th, 2017 09:35 PM   Edit   Profile  

Those Recording Kings are catching on, I hear nothing but good things.

Would like to play one, but have never seen one in person.

Leftee
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Dec 11th, 2017 06:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

As I am a lefty, i had to do the usual. Order it with the thought of returning it if I didn't like it. Needless to say, it stayed.

It has a solid spruce top. It sounds and plays great. As usual, I had to file the nut slots a little. No biggie.

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