The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73094   Message #1266061
Posted By: GUEST,Betsy
07-Sep-04 - 12:57 PM
Thread Name: 60/70s guitars
Subject: RE: 60/70s guitars
My first "proper "guitar was a nylon string thing - a Tatra Classic.
When I went on to steel strings I had a Hagström with adjustable bridge , which some b*stard nicked - so bought a new Harmony Sovereign.When I changed the strings, the bridge pulled of the front of it - it was only glued !!! and ended up with an Yamaha FG 180 which served me very,very well for many years - until I bought the American guitar which the Yamaha had originally tried to copy a Martin (H)D-28.
The FG 180 stood more mis-treatment than any guitar should need to undertake and it was without doubt very well-made .
An EKO was played by an old mate of mine - Mick Rowbottom from Dunstable way - he adored it - I couldn't bear to play it - it weighed a Ton and ( seemingly ) the sound which did enter the guitar simply refused to come back out. I believe it probably used up three times more wood than an ordinary guitar - and I cannot bear to pick one up - good news for tree conservationists too !!