My Guitar

eagle670
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Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:38 pm

Has anyone ever heard of a Lincoln guitar? I bought one new back when I was a teen in 1972. I remember the salesman telling me that it was made by Gibson. I have never been able to find out any info on it. It's a good guitar, has a nice tone, the strings set real high off the fret, even after having it adjusted. Good for just playing some chords though.


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Wed Jun 10, 2009 5:58 pm

eagle670 wrote:
Has anyone ever heard of a Lincoln guitar? I bought one new back when I was a teen in 1972. I remember the salesman telling me that it was made by Gibson. I have never been able to find out any info on it. It's a good guitar, has a nice tone, the strings set real high off the fret, even after having it adjusted. Good for just playing some chords though.
Never heard of them. I looked online and saw someone ask a similar question. Here's the link: http://www.folkofthewood.com/page2408.htm


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Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:53 pm

Maybe the salesman meant it was a guitar owned by Lincoln. lol:laugh:

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Ric


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Wed Jun 10, 2009 10:02 pm

rcsnydley wrote:
Maybe the salesman meant it was a guitar owned by Lincoln. lol:laugh:

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Actually Lincoln's daughter (or granddaughter) owned a Martin. Mark Twain also. More useless trivia by gingold!


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Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:46 pm

Well, the backpacker finally showed up..... Pretty cool little guitar. Took me quite a while to adjust the strap to get it in that perfect place. The shape of the thing is not conducive to placing it on your leg to do some strumming. It has to be strapped to get it up in a workable location. Once there, I was satisfied with the sound (my expectations were not over the top, so it was better than I had anticipated). I had read a lot about how high the action was and how people had to have work done to them to get them playable. Mine was a little on the high side, but well within my playable range. Taking it and my Baby Taylor up to the Sierras this weekend for a test drive. Should be fun! Whichever is the best all around (sound AND practicality) will win out for the real trip in two weeks!!!!!!

MJ


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Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:43 am

At the moment I'm playing a Martin D-28, which is kind of fitting since the Martin factory is literally 15 miles from my house.

I also have a fondness for the Gibson J-45 rosewood.


goldleaf
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Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:43 pm

Said you spent a lot getting your guitar set up. I just spoke with a Luthier (sp) who said it would cost about $100 to get a Walrus or Mammoth bridge and another $100 for the nut then $40 to have it intonated. I know this person is reputable but is it worth the cost? I have a Blueridge BR60CE and I paid a little over $600 for it. Thanks for any info you can give me re: upgrading the bridge and nut. Gary


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Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:41 pm

That sounds a bit high actually. Even if you are using real ivory. Setups run $30 to $60

For a regular setup with an Ivorex or regular nut and saddle, then maybe $75 for all of it.


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Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:05 am

I just had my Taylor 314ce setup at a Taylor-authorized repair shop and they replaced the nut with Tusq, straightened the neck and did a little fret work for $55. Bone or ivory is fine but I can't tell the difference, except in price. I love Tusq and Taylor puts it on even their highest priced guitars.


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Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:58 pm

My main guitar is a Blueridge BR60ce. I played quite a few acoustics before I decided on this one. It has bone bridge and nut and for a mid price guitar it has a real nice full sound. It has electronics in it but I usually just play unpluged. I am waiting for my Seagull Coastline Grande which is a Parlor shaped guitar, narrow upper, lower bought and waist. I have heard nothing but good things about Seagull. I'll let you know when it shows and I have a chance to play it. I really like TG, it is an excellent way to learn some cool songs I've wanted to learn for years.


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