My SCGC H got a big brother! (NSCGD)

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    • #1109
      tadol
      Moderator

      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
      Participant

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


      Santa Cruz 00 — Goodall 000 — Martin 00-28

    • #1115
      haasome
      Participant

      What a pair of beauties! Perfectly matched.


      – Paul –

    • #1119
      tadol
      Moderator

      They’re all koa –

    • #1120
      Hank
      Participant

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


      1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
      2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
      2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
      2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
      2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
      2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
      2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
      Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
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    • #1123
      indexless
      Keymaster

      Play it…..let’s hear it

    • #1125
      Matt Hayden
      Participant

      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
      Moderator

      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
      Participant

      Hi Tad,

      Beautiful instruments!

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

      Daniel


    • #1155
      tadol
      Moderator

      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
      Participant

      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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