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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / I think I'm getting carried away with these acoustics.


LA , Calif

I try my best
Apr 25th, 2017 07:17 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

There have been 10 to 15 years between me owning an acoustics. Two were high end in the late 60's . The rest of the time and most of the years I've played even electric guitars were not perfect. I adapted to play around that either high action or the feel of the neck or worn or uneven frets, within reason for me.

The last 20 years I've played the three strat's I built and I enjoyed high action and heavy strings . I' have just not been playing all that much in at least 10 years. Had at least one acoustic in the 20 years.

I find things about all three acoustics I own and worked on the cheapo EPI AJ-100 and got it better yet no where near butter. I can think of maybe 2 guitars I ever had that were easy to play.

I didn't have any part in how the say 2 acoustics I own were built wood chosen or any thing , I just bought them and never considered they needed a setup. I don't think many did back decades ago unless you were a paid pro or sold off what sucked and got something else.

That's what I wanted to say.

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New Jersey

I'm back with the otters again
Apr 26th, 2017 11:11 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have a '64 Gibson LG0. My brother gave it to me after finding it in a storage container. At one point someone of some skill did a neck joint repair. Its in quite good condition and doesn't suffer from any of the usual problems I see on these entry level Gibsons from the 60s. The plastic bridge is still undistorted. Its a healthy guitar despite it being the economy guitar of its time. I really appreciate the simplicity in its harmonic content. Its not loud but there is a sound of old wood with its all mahogany construction. I've never done a setup on it and I don't think I've ever taken off the trussrod cover. It mediocre as far as its playability. I just like it the way it is.


LA , Calif

I try my best
Apr 26th, 2017 11:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Seagull finally emailed be back. I described what was going on. They recommended taking it a tech for a setup. No answer as far as the BD is concerned.

They said the fact setup is 5/64" treb and 7/64" bass. That's not much lower than mine is now. To lower it further I would almost need to either allow the top to sink or shave the bridge down which is not something I care to do. Over the years the top has changed and is not coming back that I can see.

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