What is your opinion of this product?
I am impressed with this guitar.
Wife bought it for me when they were $100.
The "curly flame" on its top, is truly a bargain in itself!
You have to know how to adjust the action, a process which I had to learn to do even
on my 1963 D-18 back when it was new. They ALL need it, out of the box!
Here's a tip - put Monel "Tony Martins" on it,
and tune it UP a half step once you get the action right or just a little to low;)
When you get it PERFECTLY in tune,
Listen to what happens - you won't believe it!
This set (at least, MY DR-) to use a kind of 'echo feedback' sustain
coming from the body. Listen for it when you tune -each string...
'Up a half step' may not be perfectly right for your guitar,
for instance, it may do that at concert pitch, or in between.
Once you find that spot, it will be LOUD - and you can do special tricks with harmonics.
This guitar was good enough, that perfect tuning made magic happen.
And remember, wood is wood.
That neck will change, and change, even if, as you should,
you keep the humidity under control (too much is not good either.)
Keep minutely cranking the truss rod judiciously,
watching the direction of the changes, as the action changes.
Do minor fret jobs as needed, and you just might get lucky
with an almost FREE "keeper!"
(Get a good fret file... and remember, ALL guitars change with age.)
These frets seem a little soft for my taste. I'm sure it will deserve a pro fret job some day,
IF I can find someone in WV as good as Peek-A-Moose in NYC.