Hello, Josh. After a long hiatus, I’m back.
I have a couple of questions. After some deliberation, I’ve decided to pull the trigger on a Selmac guitar early next year. The instrument I had in mind initially was the Cordoba Gitano O-5, but a friend of mine [nonplayer, but one who appreciates quality] thinks I’d be better served by holding out for the John Jorgenson DG 300. After checking the specs, it appears the build quality is superior to the Cordoba. Still, given that, I would replace the bridge for sure. Would it be a good idea to replace the tuners as well?
Another question I have regards the top of Selmacs. To anyone‘s knowledge have Selmacs ever been built with cedar tops? I have a Seagull 12 string with a cedar top, and though the volume is not as pronounced as a spruce top 12er, it more than makes up for it in rich tone. Would a cedar top Selmac have a mellower tone, and would this reduce its crunch factor?
All for now. I had a feeling Gypsy fever would descend upon me again.
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