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Yash
post Sep 22 2014, 08:02 PM
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True. The sound inspires my creativity. But, more importantly, it's the mood smile.gif And, so, the bottomline from my reading of this thread is - get one with the best tone. Playability is not THAT important. But it's important. Right ? smile.gif Woods - don't care what's in there. smile.gif What about durability ? And longevity ?


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post Sep 22 2014, 08:27 PM
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QUOTE (Yash @ Sep 22 2014, 12:02 PM) *
True. The sound inspires my creativity. But, more importantly, it's the mood smile.gif And, so, the bottomline from my reading of this thread is - get one with the best tone. Playability is not THAT important. But it's important. Right ? smile.gif Woods - don't care what's in there. smile.gif What about durability ? And longevity ?


Play-ability and tone are your friend. I've found that if I struggle with barring a major chord on the 12th fret, then it's not playable for me in that the action will prevent me from doing other things I like to be able to do.

Durability all depends on how you treat your accoustic - remember the rule of the thumb - 45-55% humidity for your accoustic because the inside wood is NOT sealed. Type of wood is irrelevant as long as you keep it in a decent humidity range - how it sounds and plays is what you care about (and this is subjective).

Get yourself something like this
http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/te...mp;gclsrc=aw.ds

I know this seems strange or "overboard" to some - and it may seem strange because you personally, likely, don't know of anyone in your immediate circles who actually keep their accoustic in a controlled room, but let's get past the cynicism and ask ourselves the simple question - is wood wood, no matter what form it is in? Does wood expand and shrink with humidity? Well, caring for your instrument is a big part of musicianship, if you consider your instrument your craft's tool smile.gif

All IMO ~ people, but take care of your instruments and they will take care of you! This will take care of your question of longevity, more than anything else you do.

Chris!

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