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« on: May 08, 2008, 03:59:10 AM »

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I got my Silver Creek D-170 today from music123 fully prepared to send it back if something were wrong.  I have to say I'm impressed.  There isn't a lot of information (or real photos) out there so I thought I'd share mine.

All solid woods!  Spruce/Rosewood dreadnaught, basically a low price import version of a D-28.  Is this as good as a real D-28?  No, but it is VERY good for what it costs.  In fact I would say it would be good for twice it's price.  

I have owned many fine acoustics incuding, a D-18, 3 Larrivees, Vintage Alvarez-Yairi's, and I've played many many more.  

Right out of the box here's my thoughts:

-Action and intonation are actually very good.
-Wood looks above quality for the price.
-Very nice neck shape (thick, but not too thick)
-Love the Volute
-Tuners look a little cheap as do the pins but what do you expect?  I will say that so far the tuners are working fine.
-Balanced rosewood dread sound, already opening up.  Not the bass of a Martin but not bad either.  
-Decent volume (I expect it to "open up" with time and playing)  
-Ugly label on inside.
-Not the cleanest job of sanding on the inside but not too bad.
-I like the headstock inlay more than I thought I would.  I'd prefer a more dressed down look (ala Martin) but it's growing on me.
-The back and sides look to be stained darker, probably to cover "imperfections" in the rosewood.  I would rather it be natural but not really a big deal.  It is very handsome.
-Not sure what the nut and saddle are made of.  
-Finish job is pretty good. As for the finish itself, I'm sure it's some cheap poly.

Music123 and Musiciansfriend are selling these for very good prices and I couldn't resist.  I'm glad I didn't.  They also have a mahogany dread and a 000 model.

Mine has a 1 11/16 nut width but the description says 1 5/8 I think. 




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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2008, 04:01:15 AM »

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 12:29:13 AM »

 nice guitar stuco,  congratulations.
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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 11:21:08 PM »

Nice!    nice guitar
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