I bought a '79 Kamouraska Concert Etude (this is a pre-Godin/LaPatrie) It's made by hand in Quebec/Canada. It sounds great at from the 9th fret to the top of the neck. The tone is rich. Above that it's a bit difficult. The strings are 3.5mm from the top of the 12th fret which it's supposed to be, I understand.
The tuning heads leave a bit to be desired specifically on the B string. But the guitar doesn't untune even after playing for an hour (sometimes the B string does and there is a lot of play on the tuner.) I have a BOSS auto tuner.
Is it just my lack of conditioning that's making it difficult on the higher frets? The top of my left hand gets sore and of course getting the arpeggio's coordinated are a challenge. Or, is all this to be expected.
I have a new set of D'Addario EJ46 (hard tension) on the guitar when bought. I bought a set of Savarez HT 540R's
Will that change the guitar's action?
Other than it's provenance, does anyone understand it's construction strengths or caveats?
thanks for addressing this noobie's queries.
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