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  • in reply to: Guitar related improvements on hold #5204
    tadol
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    Sounds like the best approach –


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

    in reply to: Goto Tuners #5200
    tadol
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    The back and sides are lovely flamed walnut – top is just beautiful sitka ( I think ) –

    i’ve seen the Charis knobs website – any experience with them? Good quality? I wouldn’t want to go high contrast, but I’m thinking either a light contrast, or maybe a slight shape difference, or maybe just a little texture difference –


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

    in reply to: Guitar related improvements on hold #5199
    tadol
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    Sounds like you need to order a couple rolls of PEX and spend some time watching YouTube!

    ’course, if you do decide to hire a pro, and need to sell that nice mahog OM –  just sayin’ –

     

    😉


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

    in reply to: Goto Tuners #5192
    tadol
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    I’ll just tag onto this thread rather than starting a new one –

    I’m thinking of some new buttons for these Gotoh minis –  I’m thinking wood or plastic, since 12x metal is undoubtedly adding a bit of weight to the headstock (although, thus guitar has amazing sustain -)  and I am also thinking of 2 slightly different woods, to make it easier to tweak tuning ( instead of counting buttons til I find the right one) –

    Any thoughts on where to get some nice buttons? Or anyone seen or done different buttons for the pairs?


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

    in reply to: The F Palomino is back in the Ramuda #5191
    tadol
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    Lets not get started on past guitars that have gotten away – makes me sad every time I start to think of a few of them –

    At least you still have it! Thats a good thing!


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

    in reply to: Goto Tuners #5176
    tadol
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    The alignment of the posts is pretty critical – just leaving things a hair loose can make a huge difference. Some people will use a tiny bit of dry lube, some use wet,  but what Matt says is really important. No matter what you use, you need to be extremely cautious with any lube, because if it gets into the wood, it can stain, or cause finish issues. But, it can help –


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

    in reply to: A little sweetener for the end of 2020 – #5150
    tadol
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    Thanks!  I think my sons work is exceptional, but I acknowledge that I might be a little biased –

    his website is  –   <b><u>Malartkey.com </u></b>  –   and it has a number of pins and such that he’s designed and had made. He’s just now trying to get into other products and also into doing design work for other people, but the business side of things is a bit more challenging for him than the artwork – I keep wanting to jump in and help him with stuff, but he has his own process and it’s important that he work through it all and figure it out for himself. I recall my dad wanting to help me with my first business, but I had to make all my own mistakes and learn it for myself, so I am trying to give him that same space – but it’s equally challenging for both of us, I think –


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

    in reply to: From Richard Hoover Tony Rice #5149
    tadol
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    That’s just so beautifully phrased and expressed – in a few short paragraphs, I feel like I’ve met and lost someone more special than I had ever imagined, although it’s really just Richard sharing his insight, and maybe even a small piece of his soul, just like he does with every instrument that he’s made – even when they don’t go into the hands of someone as talented as Tony Rice –

    Richard has always been special for bringing us all the Santa Cruz Guitar Company, but now, I have to say my eyes are more opened, and just how much I love and appreciate everything else that his efforts have made possible – or if not made possible, truly has helped make better –


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

    in reply to: HAPPY NEW YEAR #5148
    tadol
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    Nice! More, please!


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

    in reply to: A little info please. #5147
    tadol
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    Maybe??

    https://shop.fiberglasshawaii.com/search/Paua/0/1/1

     


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

    in reply to: Never give up #5122
    tadol
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    Amazing restoration, without losing the vintage feel – too cool!


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

    in reply to: Last Call…..Let’s put a smile on at the end of the year #5111
    tadol
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    OK!  Thanks to some great help from Mr RN – I am reasonably pleased to offer this to the forum – excerpts from a Zoom show I did with a couple friends at our social club – Video was a failure, but this is a huge step for me as a performer (first time out in front !) –   Enjoy!

    https://soundcloud.com/user-865543518/xmas2020-at-the-claremont-club


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

    in reply to: Last Call…..Let’s put a smile on at the end of the year #5106
    tadol
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    I unhappily must report that a couple friends and I did a pretty good Xmas show via Zoom for our social club friends, but we did not properly record the video.  so – I have some nice audio to mix down, but no video to go with it. I may submit it anyway, but I am extremely bummed –


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

    in reply to: Last Call…..Let’s put a smile on at the end of the year #5094
    tadol
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    I’m working on it too!


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

    in reply to: A holiday present from Lisa Liu #5093
    tadol
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    Thats amazing!  Thank you Lisa! Definitely worth a contribution –

    The forum would still like contributions from everyone else – don’t worry about doing anything that well, ‘cause none of us probably can, but anything you can throw together with your phone, or however, would be very welcome – I’m practicing up to avoid too much embarrassment, but it’ll be what it’ll be!


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

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