The ES system is a fraud. I own a 914CE with the old system and it is the worst sounding pickup system I've ever heard. Getting an expensive guitar from the factory that requires a Post-it note to be wrapped around the battery to stop it from rattling is an insult.
This. TYhey're pricey, but if you want dead accurate tuning and don't have "the ear" to do it with harmonics, you'll find no better. The cheap non strobe tuners are only good to +/- 4 cents, so you need to do a lot of sweetening. The peterson actually has a sweetened guitar tuning option.
Not for nothing, but a 000-28 and OM-28 are TOTALLY different guitars from the Clapton.
The standard 000-28 has low oval neck, 1 11/16" nut width, standard X non scalloped bracing. It's a nice box, but will take years to get close to where the Clapton starts.
The OM-28 is similar to the...
Make sure you get someone who uses hide glue for the repair. Other than that it is a simple enough repair.
TJ Thompson, Concord, Ma, is one of (if not the) most highly regarded Martin restoration guys in the world. It may take him some time to get to it, but it would be done perfectly and...
I have 5 relatively high end acoustics. I use the Tonerite on them all. Initial treatments when the guitars were fairly new, yielded impressive results, particularly on two adirondack topped dreadnoughts.
Older guitars still benefit, but not as noticably.
I "found" a 1925 00-28 in a friend's attic a few years ago. It was a total basket case. The back was off, lyre tailpiece, needed new bar frets, neck reset, new bridge/saddle/nut. I took it to TJ Thompson in Concord, MA. TJ is one of the most highly regarded luthiers in the US and the top...
What's wrong with a Martin? They are building some of the best guitars in their history right now. I urge you to compare a D18 Authentic against any mahogany dread on the market. For that matter the D18GE is a fantastic guitar for ~$2000 used.
The madagascar models they are building today will...
She Belongs to Me - Dylan
Behind Blue Eyes - Townshend
Duncan - Paul Simon
Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt
Hide Your Love Away - Beatles
Can't Find My Way Home - Blind Faith
Bluebird - Buffalo Springfield
Moonshadow - Cat Stevens
Who'll Stop the Rain - Creedence
4 & 20 - CSNY
Delia - David...
Up in Camden Maine a couple of years ago I fell in love with a Taylor 712. Damn, it was sweet and I almost pulled the trigger. Next to it was a CA (I don't remember which model, but it had a red thorn (barbed wire?) soundhole rosette.)
I'd never heard of them before but picked it up anyway and...
Great, now you're playing the role of the misunderstood victim. I posted an informed opinion. Your response "I disagree. Nowhere near respectfully."
No facts, no substance to back up your opinion just a condescending slap.
That my friend is taking the gloves off, whether online or face to...
I'm not sure why you have such an attitude, but that's your problem, not mine.
What exactly have you presented that contradicts the point of this discussion, which remains about "versatility"? Mr Musician in 'real carbon based time'?
We're not talking about being in a recording studio...
I'm not sure what you mean by that comment, but if you'd like to engage in discussion bring it on.
My point is this. I own a D18A, D18GE, D28MM, 000-28EC, 914CE and have unlimited access to a 1925 00-28 that I found in a friend's attic and had restored by TJ Thompson. That pretty much covers...