robithinker wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:29 pm
Well, I went today to play the guitar. I didn‘t find the neck to be dramatically thicker than my Yamaha, but I did sit and play the Picado for about 20 minutes and found it to be more comfortable nevertheless. I finally decided to buy it. The finish is in excellent condition, with no scratches anywhere except for a couple very minor ones on the back side of the neck where the thumb would be in the first position. I tapped around the body extensively to check for loose braces and didn‘t find any (I think). It‘s 17 years old and it looks almost new. I did notice that when I run my hand along the edges of the neck, the frets stick out just a tiny bit. Not sure what, if anything, I should do about that. The frets looked almost new. Also, the low e string tuning peg is more difficult to turn than the rest. Otherwise, I played it for about an hour and find the tone really beautiful. Certainly a significant improvement over my old Yamaha. That‘s with what I assume is 17 year old strings. I imagine it will sound much better with new strings. Suggestions on strings for a beginner certainly welcome.
Glad to hear that, that's why i said near new/mint
I have a 45 in 630mm , that is almost like a 49 as,it has solid sides (they had no laminated sides in stock ),but no backstrip
I find myself having a concierto in spruce (8 times more expensive than the 45), but going back to play this cheap studio a lot (the action is setup in 3,25/2.75, so it nearly plays a as flamenco). It is way easier to play than the concierto,and still delivers a very nice/different sound
I use normal d'addario ej 46 in my 45, but for cedar i guess you should give a go to carbons or other brighter singles (give a go to oasis carbons,or Augustine imperials/regals)
Enjoy your new guitar, you got a bargain