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 –


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #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 –


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #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,
      The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.

    • #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.

      • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Matt Hayden.
    • #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 –


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #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!


      Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav

    • #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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