Was looking at my string change log that i have been keeping only since 2017. Sad... I am a string miser or they last forever with me. or am I just lazy. Vote!
I changed strings on 4 guitars out of 8 acoustics in 2017, Amber got TWO changes: Cleartone 80/20 in sept, and EB AB's in OCT. Those Cleartones musta sucked Yet the Coastline 12 got Cleartones also. Martin also went with EB AB. Ibanez Parlor wore Martin Acoustic SP
Then nothing till 2019, when again just 4 guitars got changes. Amber went to Nickle Bronze in Sept. the S6 went high-strung using the octave string from a D'Addario 12 string set, Siggy went EXP, Ibanez Parlour to Martin Lifespan SP.
Guitars still wearing their original strings; resonator, and baritone. No wonder i have so many new string sets.
Next: Aluminum Bronze for the resonator , got to use up that 3 pack. The Martin can have some Martin Lifespan SP for once I think Siggy will need new strings after fixing the truss rod problems. Maybe I'll use the Dunlop or the Black Diamond. Perhaps I will just use the Ej16's from the 12 string set. Package is already opened.
Does anyone get the impression I am not proactive about string changes?
I think it's good to keep a string log, it shows your interested, and fun to look back, if you tried to remember all the dates and makes of string changes, you may kid yourself. I have kept a string log for a few years, and when I think I'm ready for a string change I just check when the strings were fitted. I'm sure I change my strings more often than I could get away with, on average I make a set of strings last three to four months. I also keep a log of all the guitars I buy, trade in, there serial numbers, when i look at that log it's scary just how many guitars i have had. It's just a part of the fun of been a guitar nut.
I have an Excel spreadsheet with a tab for every guitar, listing all the important specs and observation, everything I do to them, and when the strings are changed. I also have a string change spreadsheet. The hard part is keeping it all up to date.
I also have spreadsheets for "Things To Do - Guitars" (to set priorities), "Guitar Neck Resets", "Guitar Locations" (to have some clue where they all are!!), and "Yamaha Parts & Services Sold". And, of course, a spreadsheet for every customer guitar I work on.
ok.i did it, grabbed the resonator, removed strings, cleaned and conditioned fretboard put on Aluminum Bronze Lights. Chemicals didn't seem to damage the inlay stickers
Neck relief is fine, 12th fret 2.25mm
String spacing is screwed up. I'll need to notch the split saddle for the heavy aluminum cores. I already had to replace the treble side because a dumb tech sanded so much that the string were laying on fretboard.