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Random thoughts -
Manouche Latcho Drom(Altamira)
Nice looking guitar, this is only the second GJ guitar I've ever played so uhhhhh limited experience is an understatement. First being an Eastman which didn't knock me out, the strings were spent though. I don't know what I'm expecting. I'd love to play a ‘great’ one so I know what that's supposed to sound like. Snob that I am, laminated acoustic guitars aren’t anything I sought out in the past but hey, this is what they are.
I suppose like all players who have spent a lifetime looking for and playing what they thought were beautiful sounding acoustic guitars...this takes a little getting used to. :) Action's a little high but they're 10s for crying out loud, I can deal with it. Although by GJ standards it's probably actually low. An extra lower bridge came with it so I'll check that out with 11s or a combination of both soon enough. The intonation on it is very good though. No issue with the tuners. It's not buzzy, doesn't rattle & it’s loud. I believe the guitar's been in storage for some years & I'd be surprised if it's been tuned up to pitch for very long at all so I'm assuming the sound will change for the 'better' over some time. The wife's cousin has the same guitar but 14 fret D hole which I remember liking a lot...probably because it was pretty open sounding to the player which I don't have an issue with :) So I’m already looking for something like that.
Anyway, NGD is always fun and it’s causing me to actually practice more, down strokes changing strings, rest strokes, Minor 6 arp stuff, which honestly never spent much time with before…so all good! In general maybe a different slant on playing over changes, etc. Thanks for listening! 😊