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« Reply #880 on: May 18, 2009, 12:29:40 PM »

I have to echo Ricky's thoughts on the CA Cargo. I played one and hated the tone, although, that being said, hearing Dave play one at the jam in Vancouver, it did sound nice. The price tag is just way too high for the guitar IMHO.
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« Reply #881 on: May 18, 2009, 03:22:01 PM »

How much for Dave?

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« Reply #882 on: May 19, 2009, 10:32:14 AM »

How much for Dave?

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Do you mean for the Cargo?

I have two.  A dark green and a BRIGHT blue.  I am still waiting on my F3 and it is now PAINFUL. I have to see how that goes, but I am pretty sure one of the Cargos will sell.  I may keep one for my daughter. I do like them better than the Larrivee Spruce and Hog parlor I played.

I keep thinking I should sell all of them and get a Northwood!

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« Reply #883 on: May 23, 2009, 01:40:04 AM »

        So while I was in the neighborhood today I stopped by C.F. Martin Guitar Co. in Nazerath, Pa.
 I checked out the museum and went to the old factory site on North Street. They happen to sell extra stuff from the factory there.
        Anyway I bought a 5 ply archtop Martin 533 Geib style case that fits my F-III very nicely. It was only $110 because they said it was a 2cnd, but I can't find a thing wrong with it other than light scuffing. It fits snuggly and I feel like it will protect 1/78 very nicely for a long time to come.
        I'll post some pics in another thread with a few from the Martin factory. I also have pics of GA_ME playing my F-III he liked it a lot but would say a few things about the neck set etc. Funny thing though he must have asked to play it "one more time" at least five times                               
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« Reply #884 on: May 23, 2009, 05:04:15 PM »

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I've been slack about the whole picture requirement for these guitars.  My lousy photography skills beside, here are a few of #26.  Unique in that it is IS/Hog with cutaway but no HB purfling.  The only one like that in the stack, I believe, which is mildly cool.

It's grown on me.  It was not my favorite when I first got it.  Tight and muffled, especially with the coated strings.  A change to EJ-16s and it's considerably better.  Playing it in has also helped, and I know it'll continue to grow.  Still minor intonation problems, so I'll try to address those when I get it setup at some point.  But it's certainly worth what I paid for it and has a wholly different character than my L-03R or my big Taylor dred.  It's a much better and responsive fingerstyle guitar than either of the others, and strums/flatpicks better than I would have expected.  Good stuff....

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« Reply #885 on: May 23, 2009, 05:49:11 PM »

Adam,

Thanks for sharing the photos.  I really like the cut away.  Enjoy your guitar! and Love the photos......


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« Reply #886 on: May 23, 2009, 06:01:59 PM »

It's grown on me.  It was not my favorite when I first got it.  Tight and muffled, especially with the coated strings.  A change to EJ-16s and it's considerably better.  Playing it in has also helped, and I know it'll continue to grow.  Still minor intonation problems, so I'll try to address those when I get it setup at some point.  But it's certainly worth what I paid for it and has a wholly different character than my L-03R or my big Taylor dred.  It's a much better and responsive fingerstyle guitar than either of the others, and strums/flatpicks better than I would have expected.  Good stuff....       Adam

Adam, your comments mirror my impressions almost perfectly.  Intonation seems fine now, but the EJ16s really made a positive difference.  Lots of playing has opened things up as well.  The only concern I have is a low B string that buzzes when I pretend I am a young Leo Kottke.   

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« Reply #887 on: May 23, 2009, 06:41:00 PM »

hey proof , that's really neat....
a guitar plant !

...can I get a start from you ...or maybe some seeds ?

- Larry
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« Reply #888 on: May 24, 2009, 01:58:34 AM »

hey proof , that's really neat....
a guitar plant !

...can I get a start from you ...or maybe some seeds ?

- Larry

 
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« Reply #889 on: May 24, 2009, 05:20:19 PM »

Oh, one other thing I forgot to mention is the transition to a 12-fret neck.  While fingerpicking, I've always had the (bad) habit of resting the right heel of my hand on the bridge.  That's fine when needing to palm mute the bass strings, but with the bridge so far down on the lower bout on this guitar, it results in a bass-heavy sound with less treble than I need.  So it has really forced me to work on "hovering" the right hand nearer the soundhole without the crutch of resting my palm. 

It's something I've lazily avoided until now, and I know practicing it will make me a more versatile player.  But for now it's a little bit of a pain!  :)

Have a great day, everyone...

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« Reply #890 on: May 24, 2009, 07:58:19 PM »

I was completely confounded as to how anyone would do that. Then I realised you must not play in a classical position,lol. Really, I'm holding my guitar going 'Wha?"

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« Reply #891 on: May 24, 2009, 09:50:24 PM »

I'm setting this topic non-sticky today. Also non-stickied the spec thread and direct ship threads. Names were deleted from the order thread.

 
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« Reply #892 on: May 25, 2009, 12:57:10 AM »

I was completely confounded as to how anyone would do that. Then I realised you must not play in a classical position,lol. Really, I'm holding my guitar going 'Wha?"

holly
Works ok for fret killer. For me and my relitively new entry into finger pickin, it depends what I'm playing.
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The 12 fretter does pretty much does usually have me playing more in a "proper manner" as well though. I can completely relate.
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« Reply #893 on: May 25, 2009, 02:43:17 AM »

NUMBER 75 iS IN THE HOUSE!   bigrin

after 6 weeks or transit, I have my guitar

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« Reply #894 on: May 25, 2009, 10:29:52 AM »

NUMBER 75 iS IN THE HOUSE!  +1

after 6 weeks or transit, I have my guitar

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david

Congrats David....I don't think I could have waited that long!!
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« Reply #895 on: May 25, 2009, 10:53:03 AM »

NUMBER 75 iS IN THE HOUSE!  +1

after 6 weeks or transit, I have my guitar

impression to follow

david

Can we now assume that all 78 forum gits are with their owners.  I can't believe you had to wait so long!!!

Looking forward to your analysis.  A word of caution, mine took a long time to 'settle' after its journey to the UK.  I don't know if it is because it was so fresh from the factory and then subjected to the travel, changes in temperature, humidity etc, but it took a good two weeks before it would stay in tune consistently etc.
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« Reply #896 on: May 25, 2009, 11:56:02 AM »

I wonder about this thought???? Since these guitars are so "fresh",  newly built and straight out to the owners, I wonder if they might take a little long to break in and warm up. Even with the controls at larrivee and the care for humidity levels at many of your guys home, does fersh wood still not dry out to some degree and let it move better?
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« Reply #897 on: May 25, 2009, 12:21:04 PM »

Too soon to say a whole lot, but this baby stays in tune no problem at all.  It has plenty of bass, high end sparkle, and expensive mids.

Jim's set-up was second to none.  Chording on this Hog is as easy as it comes. 

It has a quality I can't quite put my finger one at the moment.

Does anyone know what strings Jim puts on these after he set them up?

back to playing


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« Reply #898 on: May 25, 2009, 12:41:15 PM »

David,

I am so thrilled to hear that yours is there and in one piece. I think I was as worried as you.

Looking forward to your review.

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« Reply #899 on: May 25, 2009, 02:15:48 PM »

David,

I am so thrilled to hear that yours is there and in one piece. I think I was as worried as you.

Looking forward to your review.

Lynda

I appreciate that.

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