Post by williamtk2018 on Mar 13, 2019 12:53:13 GMT -5
The actual NGD was this past Saturday when I made the final layaway payment and took my Eastman E2D home. It's one of the solid sapele models. It came with a gig bag and I think it's strung with D'Addario EXP PB Lights. The top is nitro gloss and the b/s are open pore. Sounds good, like the mellow sound of a cedar top with some of the brights from a spruce top.
I'll get some pics up soon.
Now, here's my question. Now that it's home, I'm almost afraid of it. This is the most I've spent on something like this, and I know it's meant to be played. But it's like I've punched in over my weight class or something.
Has anyone else ever felt like that about a guitar they bought? I didn't even think that could happen when I picked it out.
Congratulations on the new guitar, and what a brilliant choice. Enjoy the feeling while it lasts, it's called euphorium, excitement, and happiness, Just be prepared for some sore fingers. Don't forget the photos and review. Happy playing. 😀
williamtk2018 , This is why I always have more than 1 acoustic. The 2nd or "others" are mainly to save the wear & tear and prolong the life of my most pristine baby (in my case, my Alvarez Masterworks dread).
In the beginning, you might only play it at certain times (whatever that may be for you, for me it was mainly just on stage). But then, after a while, once you get comfortable with it and really start to come to grips with the fact that "this is mine," you'll find yourself playing it a bit more often.
But ya, what you're thinking isn't weird or anything, I think it's quite normal. Of course the thing you spent the most money on you'd want to take the best care of (at least one would hope) and that leads to some mindset of being very careful with it. Which is not a bad thing.
Just don't be "so" careful with it that you never play or enjoy it!
Last Edit: Mar 14, 2019 3:28:38 GMT -5 by TonyKgull
===================================== One Alvarez in the hand is worth two Taylors and a Martin in the guitar store!
Post by Anteriormente Pura Vida! on Mar 25, 2019 17:54:14 GMT -5
Arrrrgghh, this wonky site. I'm just reading this thread now b/c I went looking for sleigh's NGD thread. williamtk2018, a belated congratulations on the new E2D. Don't let the guitar intimidate you. They're meant to be played, and even the most cautious player will incur an unintended scratch or ding, eventually. As the owner of two open pore Eastman guitars, just be careful about applying cleaning product onto a satin finish / open pore guitar. The product wax can build up into the open pore finish, so it's not recommended. Music Nomad makes a Guitar Detailer (not their "One") product that's safe for satin, open pore, and ukuleles.
Post some photos --- and tag me, so I might see it on this site. Also, post it on the Eastman Guitar Fans forum. I don't think I've seen an E2D there, yet!