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  • Over the years I've tried many makes of strings, but I've never managed to find any acoustic strings to beat Newtone. Glad to hear that they are still being made.AdeASP
  • Thanks guys but I really wanted to just hear from Guitar Tutors
  • Personally for those chords, I'd be playing a Barre Chord (E shape) moving from the 7th(B) to the 5th(A) and then to the 7th(B),3rd(G),5th(A) frets. The D would be 10th Fret Makes life much easier. Ade
  • Sorry, I was looking at the picture that Megi had put on here, thinking this was your guitar. In that case, you can only go with a compensator bridge piece, something like this. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ACOUSTIC-GUITA...=item27beecf76c If the com…
  • Intonation can be a pain to adjust especially with the type of adjustable bridge that you have. The best way to set it is to tune your string to a harmonic at the 12th fret. If the played note at the 12 fret is flat, then you need to move your bridg…
  • Many thanks all, but I've just realised that this should be in the Acoustic Guitar section. Thanks again anyway. Ade
  • I've actually managed to get a Gator Hard Case for £60 which is not too expensive. I caught my two year old Grandson riding it last night like a rocking horse! Just as well the guitar was in the case as I don't think that it would be in one piece no…
  • I agree with all the other choices of Guitars, but to me these new Sigma Guitars are fantastic value for money. Check them out on Ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_sacat=...ItemCondition=3
  • Hi! if they are working OK, I wouldn't oil them. The oil will attract dust which will cause problems. Ade
  • I'm trying to find a good acoustic venue near Portsmouth in Hampshire if anyone knows of any. Ade
  • Hi! I've just bought an old Sigma Martin Guitar from Ebay. It needed a bit of work doing, but I'm getting there and it only cost me £160 so well worth it in my opinion. Sigma Guitars were Martins answer to the influx of all the Japanese guitars back…
  • I've just replied to another thread on here about Taylor Guitars. I almost bought one for around £1400. I'm so glad that I didn't. Perhaps they get bad batches as they do in any form of industry, but If I'm going to spend that sort of money, I want …
  • I agree. I watched the video just now. Very clever. Lovely sounding guitar as well.
    in TGH Comment by aspguitars November 2012
  • Originally Posted by Derek_R:The classic response is to get Doug Young's awesome book on DADGAD :-) In a shameless plug of one of my very own DADGAD tunes I can safely say it's all from Doug's book (and the first couple of chapters at that!):  Many…
  • Hi! again all. I spoke to Richard today online. Very helpful. I've bought a Faith Venus HiGloss Concert Cut w/L4020 HEX (FVHG-HEX.I just hope that I've made the right move. A bit more than I was intending to pay, but a lot cheaper than the likes of …
  • Many thanks, just waiting for Richard to get back to me now.
  • Hi! I may be a bit too late, but found this kit on Ebay last night. It may be of some use. Well worth a try anyway. Ade Item No. 170947725740
  • Hi! I may be a bit too late, but found this kit on Ebay last night. It may be of some use. Well worth a try anyway. Ade Item No. 170947725740
  • A bit too far away, I'm near Portsmouth. GAK should be able to help you. I've had dealing with them in the past and they've always been good. One thing that I did forget to mention is when you (or whoever you get to do it) does it, make sure that i…
  • By adjusting your Truss Rod you are really trying to get a happy medium between the tension of your strings and your neck. With most steel string guitars, if you didn't have a Truss Rod, the tension of the strings would just pull your neck forward, …
  • Here you go Shoebox. I knew I'd seen it somewhere. Godin's have a Double Action Truss Rod which adjusts both ways, Convex and Concave. You need to tighten yours to pull the neck back slightly. ONLY A QUARTER OF A TURN AT ONCE! then leave it for an …
  • I agree, if in doubt leave alone. If you tighten it too much, you could do some serious damage. Most dealers will do it free of charge. When I had my business I wouldn't dream of charging. If can find it, as you don't have a standard sound hole, it'…
  • Hi! and sorry to hear about your sell. Your guitar looks to me as if someone has put a larger gauge of strings on it and not compensated with the Truss Rod. I have to admit, that I've never worked on one of these, but going buy your last pic, the ne…
  • Hi! again. I normally use a small strip of thin cardboard to shim the neck. I'm not sure about the plectrum, as it would depend on it's thickness. You really don't need anything too thick as this extra angle will be exaggerated by the time it gets t…
  • Hi! sorry to hear you are having problems. It seems as if you know what you are doing, otherwise you wouldn't have done the fret dress etc. I've done loads of Strats in the past and normally the action just needs to be taken down slightly to allow f…
  • I must admit that up to about two days ago,I would have recommended a Taylor. But after watching a Canadian Luthier on Youtube talking about all the Taylors that he keeps getting in to repair, I am of a different mind. I've just bought a used Sigma …
  • I always use a plain third on my acoustics. Most acoustic sets have a wound 3rd, but Malcolm Newton (Newtone Strings) will make a set of whatever you want.
  • The link to the article from Lester says it all really doesn't it. Excellent write up and something that most people never think about. The only thing that I would add is that I don't like hanging guitars up by their necks. I know lots of shops do i…
  • Strings tend to buzz more when they get old. Sometimes a new set is all that's needed. I would still check the frets with a straight edge to see if you have any slightly proud frets. As mentioned by others in here, unless you really know what you ar…
  • I would love to see what Mr Hendrix would be playing now!