Don't do it, hold your breath, because I like the guitars that I have now, and the probability of me having another guitar is very lowish. I keep entering competitions to win Guitars, so looks like I will not be having another guitar for the foreseeable future. If I go in the little guitar shops in the near future, it will be just to look, because I like looking at guitars, they are pretty things. 😀
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Aug 28, 2017 10:13:36 GMT -5
Derick , my money is on you swapping something out - for another Faith guitar..... you could always surprise me though.
My brother in law is after me & the wife to plan on a trip to Ireland with him & my sister next year. My plan would be to try to work in a few stops at British Isles guitar makers along the way, if this trip happens. Maybe I'll get to see some Faith guitars.
My brother in law is the sort that wants to ride the coach and go on guided tours, and I'm the sort who likes to set my own itinerary, so we'll see how that works out.....I've always been good at driving on the wrong side.....
I have two Faith Guitars now, I never even thought about buying an other Faith Guitar, untill you mention it. The U.K. awaits your visit, and will welcome you with open arms. Don't worry about witch side to drive on, know body else does. 😀
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Aug 29, 2017 19:33:29 GMT -5
Derick , El Gull , I still remember crossing the street for the first time in England.... of course I was looking the wrong way, and nearly got run over....at that point I understood something that had puzzled me for years - something I saw an Indian do driving in the US. He crossed the northbound lanes, hit the gas in the median, shot across the southbound lanes and nose first in the ditch. He was looking the wrong way too.
On the 21 Aug 2017, when I bought the new Faith Mercury Parlour Guitar, I did the usual, old strings off, polished the frets, Lem oil on the fretboard,good clean and polish the guitar body, then fitted a new set of D'Addario EJ16 PB 12swg. That was only nine days ago, I have played the guitar everyday, for about three hours a day, that's a total of, wait a minute, 27 hours and the strings are all tarnished and are sounding more than a little deadish. It's quite a while since I used the EJ16 strings, I like the strings, but thought they lasted longer than 27 hours. Can't really complain as they were a free set the shop gave me when I bought the guitar, but if I had bought them they would have been £10,that works out at, wait a minute, £0.37p per hour of play. Does anyone else get more playtime out of the EJ16 strings. 😀
Post by Greg Ballantyne on Aug 30, 2017 18:21:34 GMT -5
Derick , I have used up a set of EJ16s in 4 hours, under the right conditions. Usually, playing about 6 to 8 hours a week under good conditions, I would get about a month out of a set. But that was without trying that Ultimate Guitar String Cleaner...... I've only used that on a set of Elixirs, which I believe extended them several weeks. I just changed that set on Sunday.
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Greg Ballantyne, As far as Strings go, think I'll stick with the trusted longer lasting (will have to check just how long) Elixir strings or the D'Addario Nickel Bronze (will have to check just how long these strings last). Anyone else know of any good long lasting guitar strings. The EJ16s could cost me up to, wait for it, £240 a year. If I could find some strings that were half the price or lasted twice as long, in four years the saving could get me the equivalent of a Taylor Academy E12, free of charge. It makes you think. 😀
Greg Ballantyne , As far as Strings go, think I'll stick with the trusted longer lasting (will have to check just how long) Elixir strings or the D'Addario Nickel Bronze (will have to check just how long these strings last). Anyone else know of any good long lasting guitar strings. The EJ16s could cost me up to, wait for it, £240 a year. If I could find some strings that were half the price or lasted twice as long, in four years the saving could get me the equivalent of a Taylor Academy E12, free of charge. It makes you think. 😀
The Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings seem to last a long time for me. There's extended discussion of the EB ABs in the "Strings" topic.
Current acoustic guitars: --Eastman E10D, 2018 (solid Adi spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides) --Eastman E8D, 2019 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid Rosewood back and sides) --Guild GAD F212 12-string, 2011 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany b&s) --Guild OM-140ce, 2018 (solid Sitka spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides