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« Reply #20 on: April 07, 2017, 10:43:20 AM »

I'm not questioning especially since I've only seen a few Cedar topped guitars. But I thought Cedar was darker or more red. But that's a lighter color. I guess you tell it's Cedar by grain? Thanks.

Yes - the consistency of the grain - but mostly the unmistakable aroma
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« Reply #21 on: April 07, 2017, 06:16:21 PM »

Well, you'll want to decide pretty quickly if the cedar top is a no go for you - at least you have a good reason to return it, since it was advertised as spruce - that's a pretty big error.

I'm also not a fan of cedar tops - even though that mahogany back is beautiful, I'd probably be returning the guitar unless it was just way beyond awesome in tone.

Pretty guitar, though.

 
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« Reply #22 on: April 07, 2017, 06:42:23 PM »

Well, you'll want to decide pretty quickly if the cedar top is a no go for you - at least you have a good reason to return it, since it was advertised as spruce - that's a pretty big error.

I'm also not a fan of cedar tops - even though that mahogany back is beautiful, I'd probably be returning the guitar unless it was just way beyond awesome in tone.

Pretty guitar, though.

 

I think it will stay - I never even discussed a return with the seller and after doing some work I'm pretty sure I'll be happy with it.  It's a little "darker" sounding than my Charis, and my Mcknight is the "bright" child, so I have the whole spectrum covered     Throw in a great classical and I'm a spoiled brat
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« Reply #23 on: April 07, 2017, 07:14:33 PM »

I sure would keep it if it sounds and plays good.  Try the 80-20 bronze strings if you have not yet tried them on a cedar topped guitar and you want to lighten it up a tad.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised.  That being said, no one needs a bunch of guitars that sound the same.  One of the reasons for a selection of different guitars is different sound.
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« Reply #24 on: April 07, 2017, 09:04:16 PM »

I have three cedar tops and I like the nice smooth tonal quality, though much different from Spruce.  I hesitate to flavor the tone with verbage, it depends a lot on the guitar itself.  I think that age contributes a lot to these tops.  My Morgan has both aged Western Red Cedar over aged Flamed Maple, a quite extraordinary sounding guitar.  Another I really like is cedar over Sapele...  Cedar just sounds totally different than Spruce, but sometimes blends with the vocal better on some music.
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« Reply #25 on: April 07, 2017, 10:07:49 PM »

I have three cedar tops and I like the nice smooth tonal quality, though much different from Spruce.  I hesitate to flavor the tone with verbage, it depends a lot on the guitar itself.  I think that age contributes a lot to these tops.  My Morgan has both aged Western Red Cedar over aged Flamed Maple, a quite extraordinary sounding guitar.  Another I really like is cedar over Sapele...  Cedar just sounds totally different than Spruce, but sometimes blends with the vocal better on some music.

It's funny you should say that - just a couple hours ago I had it mic'd up through the PA and I found it easy to sing over the instrument......something I hadn't thought about much before.    I'm sure it would work on some tunes better than others.
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« Reply #26 on: April 08, 2017, 12:52:00 AM »

It's funny you should say that - just a couple hours ago I had it mic'd up through the PA and I found it easy to sing over the instrument......something I hadn't thought about much before.    I'm sure it would work on some tunes better than others.
Sounds good. Give some time to adjust to it.
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« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2017, 06:21:24 PM »

Well, I'm going to have to eat crow - I just dropped it at Elderly and my tech and I were pondering what the top was - he pulled out his mirror and the underside was the creamiest white I've ever seen - has to be very darkened Italian or Englemann......absolutely blew me away - the tone, grain and the aroma wreaked Cedar.
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« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2017, 08:39:58 PM »

So coool for You ... now its all you dreamed of.  Englemann spruce or Italian spruce naturally aged in color ... perfect.  Now what are you going to do?
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« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2017, 09:27:11 PM »

So coool for You ... now its all you dreamed of.  Englemann spruce or Italian spruce naturally aged in color ... perfect.  Now what are you going to do?
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It will be at Elderly for a couple weeks - the fret work and I may have him cut a new nut with slightly wider spacing (it was pinched in a bit on the bass side)   I'm sure it will be here for a good long while.....I sold the Taylor DN3 today to help pay for it.    I'm certain that the tone transfer will increase a LOT when the frets are all reseated and reglued.  Nothing worse than a wonderful instrument with bad frets angry
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« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2017, 04:35:29 AM »

Hey, better than a crappy instrument with good frets.
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