My SCGC H got a big brother! (NSCGD)

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  • #1109

    tadol
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    Haven’t had enough time with it to say much other than “I LOVE IT!!!”, but I had to get a pic of the siblings –

     

    koa scgc h and f

    Isn’t the family resemblance wonderful?       😉    But I think I’ll have to find prettier tuners for the F – not a big chrome fan –

  • #1113

    Frozen Rat
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    Those are very pretty. What is that top wood? I can’t quite place it in mental library.


    SCGC 00 EIR —— SCGC 00 Mahogany —— Martin 00-28 Guat. —— Gibson R8 —— Gibson R6

  • #1115

    haasome
    Participant

    What a pair of beauties! Perfectly matched.


    – Paul –

  • #1119

    tadol
    Participant

    They’re all koa –

  • #1120

    zorro
    Participant

    Beautiful Tad…Your right about the tuners. Gold or Snakewood ?
    Wonderful match !!


    1993 Martin Custom HD-28 Eir/Sitka
    2001 SCGC Custom F Cutaway Maple/Sitka
    2005 SCGC Custom DA-1 braz/Sitka
    2008 SCGC Custom Otos Taylor H Madi/Italian
    2015 SCGC Custom OM “The Tree” Hog/European
    2016 SCGC Custom 1934 D-45 Braz/ Adi

  • #1123

    indexless
    Keymaster

    Play it…..let’s hear it

  • #1125

    Matt Hayden
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    Those are both gorgeous.  Koa really is amazingly beautiful…..

    If you’d like lighter tuners, the Gotoh SXN510V open back tuners are good and a direct replacement for many closed tuners. They also mount with a screw in bevel like a closed back tuner so they’re easy to swap.  Just put a set on a Martin OM and am liking them.

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  • #1128

    tadol
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    They’re 16 yr old Schallers, so I will be looking at the Gotohs, gold body (gold seems to go well with koa) and right now I’m thinking ebony buttons, but need to think about it a bit.  Ivoroid might work nice, too – are yours the 1:21, or a little coarser?

    It’s got a warm, and sweet, although gentle, voice.  It’s a very personally satisfying sound, but I imagine it would not be much of a contender in a group setting – which the H isn’t either. It came with a pretty fresh set of Martin Lifespan lights, so I’m not ready to change them yet, but I’d really like to try my fav SCGC lights on it – it may even be a good candidate for the mediums –

    Whats also interesting is that it has a LR Baggs Anthem (pretty sure) which sounds rather different from another guitar I thought has an Anthem too – guess I need to look into it at some point. Maybe these have batteries? Anyway, whats interesting is the amplified tone of this guitar is really nice, although I need to figure out if I can get the string to string balance adjusted a tiny bit. May be the reason to try other strings. But the strong midrange warmth and clarity of this guitar may be a really good fit playing amped with my friends – with a Tele on lead, and a really strong clean bass, this might fill in and be a really tasty rhythm instrument, if I decide I’m willing to gig with it –  but I still have lots to learn about this amplification and pickup stuff –

  • #1151

    Daniel
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    Hi Tad,

    Beautiful instruments!

    I just put a set of Rubners on a mandolin.  I really like them.

    Daniel


  • #1155

    tadol
    Participant

    Wow – never heard of them, but they look really nice! Unfortunately, they don’t look terribly drop-in for the Schallers –

    I’m planning to be at the Cremona Music festival in September, and am really looking forward to seeing what’s happening in the guitar (and violin) building scene over there!

  • #1172

    Matt Hayden
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    One thing about the Gotoh tuners – the SXN510 and SXN510V are different insofar as the SXN510 has 15/16″ mounting hole spacing and SXN510V has 1″ mounting hole spacing.  The latter is usually easier to mount using the existing screw hole….

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