Hi folks - I am seeking some opinions with this post.
I am 47 year old guitarist that is starting to experience some wear and tear after 37 years of playing and I am getting carpal, sore joints and back etc. I am finding that playing my Cigano GJ15 is real work and by the end of a 3 hour gig my hands are shot. Recently I tried a Godin 5th Avenue archtop (without a pickup) and was impressed by the sound (very sweet and even) and the feel (it is much, much easier to play than my Cigano). It has an old school tone to it and GJ playing sounds good on it. The only problem is that it is not loud enough to duke it out with a GJ15.
I am thinking of buying the 5th Avenue and buying a K&K archtop micing system and then playing all the gigs lightly amplified.
Now my questions: has anyone tried the 5th Avenue (the pure archtop) and what do you think?
WOuld the Godin work in a GJ context?
Is my pllan a road to ruin and disappointment?
Thanks for your feedback.