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by ffinke
Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Guru - Do vintage guitars live up to their reputation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: Guitar Guru - Do vintage guitars live up to their reputation?

I'm really sorry to see that Dana has dropped his column in AG Mag. I'm sure the new person, Mamie Minch, will do a terrific job but I always appreciated Dana's honesty and expertise. Many thanks Dana.
by ffinke
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: looking for OM pickguard
Replies: 2
Views: 1636

Re: looking for OM pickguard

Ask Ryan about it. Maybe he can give you some information on obtaining one direct from Bourgeois.

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by ffinke
Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Case Smell
Replies: 8
Views: 4211

Re: Guitar Case Smell

Thanks for the input, Bill'7. I figure that maybe the guitar case was used as a pipe tobacco humidor. Luckily one of the previous owners took it outside to light up as the smell is quite pleasant. And because I don't plan to sell this guitar anytime soon I'll just inhale the sweet smell of UNLIT tob...
by ffinke
Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Guru - Do vintage guitars live up to their reputation?
Replies: 3
Views: 1794

Re: Guitar Guru - Do vintage guitars live up to their reputation?

Thank you Ryan AND Dana. That clears up a lot of the mystique and I really liked the "buyer beware" aspect of Dana's reply. I know a lot of people (with a lot of money) would rush to buy anything built in the 30s/early 40s and end up with (potentially) a disappointment. But that one gem......
by ffinke
Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Guru
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Guitar Guru

Ryan,
Thanks for passing my question along to "the man". I've sent you the info via PM.

Again, thanks.

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by ffinke
Sat Jul 04, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Guru
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Guitar Guru

Ryan, I'm curious about the mystique of "old" guitars. I know that a mid-'30s Martin dreadnaught or OM is a highly sought after (and expensive) guitar and, obviously, I have never played one. As a piece of historical "furniture" I understand the antique value of such an instrumen...
by ffinke
Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Case Smell
Replies: 8
Views: 4211

Re: Guitar Case Smell

Thanks for the input Ryan. Luckily it smells like fresh pipe tobacco and not tobacco smoke. I'm actually beginning to like it (although I quit smoking PERMANENTLY 4 days before my quadruple by-pass surgery 7-1/2 years ago). It's really quite aromatic and almost rustic.

Again, thanks.
by ffinke
Sun Jun 21, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: What are your thoughts on the 25" SJs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1769

Re: What are your thoughts on the 25" SJs?

If it's the Claro Walnut/Sinker Redwood SJ that you're referring to here's my opinion. The SJ (Jumbo) will have a very large bass but, being a 25" scale the strings will have a little less tension on them. The redwood top will give somewhat the same velocity of sound as cedar which will make it...
by ffinke
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Wire
Topic: Guitar Guru
Replies: 6
Views: 2985

Re: Guitar Guru

I have a subscription to AGM and have thoroughly enjoyed Dana's responses to queries. A few months ago I didn't find his byline and I thought they were playing games again. Thank heavens Dana is back with the in depth advice and answers we all enjoy. Thanks Dana!
by ffinke
Tue May 26, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Bourgeois Guitars
Topic: Custom options - string spacing
Replies: 2
Views: 1661

Re: Custom options - string spacing

As a custom order I would imagine you could get anything you want. The only problem that might crop up at a later date would be the resale: you would need to disclose the "custom" options that makes the guitar different from standard. This might (or might not) be a problem for a potential ...

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