NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Maggieo » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm

papa_hotel_delta wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:17 pm
DAMN!


. . .that Guild is sweet too, I've been looking for something like that I can set up and just leave in open D all the time.
Thanks!

I've always wanted to mess around with open D, but never seem to get around to it. :fp:
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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by papa_hotel_delta » Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:22 pm

I've often wondered exactly what kind of plastic the Maccaferri is made from, its absolutely stunning looking. Are the tuning pegs friction?


nm, just looked it up, Dow chemical Styron (polystyrene).

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:08 pm

papa_hotel_delta wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:22 pm
I've often wondered exactly what kind of plastic the Maccaferri is made from, its absolutely stunning looking. Are the tuning pegs friction?


nm, just looked it up, Dow chemical Styron (polystyrene).
They're geared turning pegs. The entire mechanism is sealed inside the headstock. It's wild.

The secret to getting a good sound out of the guitar is to play up, or over, the neck. Really takes the "plinky-ness" out of it.
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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Flurko » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:35 pm

Does it sound as nice as Joe Gore's ?

https://youtu.be/cuB2hprvfdc

(It looks like I made it my mission to post links to his videos everywhere on this forum, I'm sorry but.. no one does it so well!)

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Maggieo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:59 pm

Flurko wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:35 pm
Does it sound as nice as Joe Gore's ?

https://youtu.be/cuB2hprvfdc

(It looks like I made it my mission to post links to his videos everywhere on this forum, I'm sorry but.. no one does it so well!)
Better!!! Joe's is the flattop version and mine is the archtop. Similar vibe, but mine is a bit fuller and more harmonically complex...as plastic guitars go.
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Post by MatthewK » Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm

Maggie, your impeccable taste and enthusiasm are always a pleasure to see, play those beauties in good health.

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by HH1978 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:47 am

Wow!

I totally love that Maccaferri! How does it play?

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Maggieo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:41 pm

MatthewK wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:11 pm
Maggie, your impeccable taste and enthusiasm are always a pleasure to see, play those beauties in good health.
Thanks, Matthew!
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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by Maggieo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm

HH1978 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:47 am
Wow!

I totally love that Maccaferri! How does it play?
Really well, like, I was surprised at how well. Easier than my 1925 Regal parlor guitar, for sure.
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Post by SignoftheDragon » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:21 pm

Really cool (both) guitars- Congrats!

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Re: NAGD...oh...and one more thing.

Post by mbene085 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:31 pm

Maggieo wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:42 pm
HH1978 wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:47 am
Wow!

I totally love that Maccaferri! How does it play?
Really well, like, I was surprised at how well. Easier than my 1925 Regal parlor guitar, for sure.
That's so impressive for a plastic guitar that is truly ancient by plastic standards.

Is this the acoustic guitar response to "needs more tort?" I think 70% of its surface area qualifies! It's gorgeous.

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