Just a quick update, the more I play this guitar, the more I like it, i have played it everyday since I bought it, infact I only put it down about ten minutes ago. I think with the sound/tone been so different from my other guitars, it has taken a while for me to get use to it. I'm sure it feels more free and easier to play, and also sounds louder with more sustain now compared to when I first bought it, only one week ago. 😀
Derick, you may want to experiment with the strings too, so you can find a good match. Martin retro or DR Rares may bring out the wood tones even more, or maybe D'add Nickel Bronze and/or EB Aluminum Bronze. Find something that's a good fit, and the guitar may really take off!
Hi their, long time no hear, hope you are keeping fit.
Thanks for the kind words with reference to the new Faith Guitar, and it's little beauty (well not that little). And if I could do a two for one trade, another four or five times, it would get the flock down nice. 😀
Derick , you may want to experiment with the strings too, so you can find a good match. Martin retro or DR Rares may bring out the wood tones even more, or maybe D'add Nickel Bronze and/or EB Aluminum Bronze. Find something that's a good fit, and the guitar may really take off!
Is your siggy a all Mahogany guitar, describe the tone, do you like the tone, what make and gauge of strings do you use, what is the dimension across the lower bout. 😀
My Siggy is a Martin-designed 000M-15. My dealer and I did a comparison of it and the Martin itself.
Other than the obvious fact that the Sigma has laminate sides & back, we noticed differences in the thickness and placement of bracing. ASW needs more, especially on sides. While it has the same abalone fretboard markers, they are smaller on the Sigma. In our tone comparison tests, we could not hear any differences; in fact, at one point we had to check headstock to see which we were playing!
I tune mine a full step down like my old S6 cedar was...because the warmth is very similar. In the tone rainbow, Siggy takes the place of the S6. Siggy, Martine, Amber (warm to bright) I have actually been looking forthis guitar since I started the search in 2013 (when I only had the S6 worn to the bare wood)
Strings: Exp or Elixer not sure. Have not felt a need to change them since it was new out of the box when I got it about 8 months ago. I will probably be putting NB, cause ABs are much thicker and make Pitch Key installation difficult. (I have 2 on the guitar) Always Light or Custom Light.
Lower Bout: 15"
Lately it is the 1st I reach for, before Amber ( and boy is she mad!) It is the one I grab to learn a new song or to noodle with tunings. She's my new workhorse, Amber is the performer.
After great deliberation and pondering, it has come to be known, that every acoustic guitar enthusiast, should have at least one, all Mahogany guitar in their flock, is there any one in the cabin that does not own, one of the said guitars. 😀
Well I've never had that happen before. As soon as I bought the Faith Guitar, I changed the strings, that's two weeks ago, any way picked up the guitar last night (had been playing the guitar during the day), and the high e string was, half a step to low, so started to tune it up, and the bridge pin half popped out, so slackened the e string right off, pulled the bridge pin right out and refitted it correctly, tuned up to pitch, now the strange thing is, the guitar sounds way better.