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Thread #165805 Message #3985061
Posted By: GUEST,Jerry
29-Mar-19 - 01:15 PM
Thread Name: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Subject: RE: Best Guitar for UK folk club?
Forty years back, 10s were labelled as extra light, 11s as medium and 12s as heavy, and 13s as extra heavy, but fashions and technology changes over time. Electric players went for 9s called something like super light, but I guess manufacturers were more worried about tops and bridges lifting if people used heavy gauges in those days. There must be somebody out there who can verify this, not that it really matters. And yes, my first steel string guitar had a bridge that was won’t to lift, but possibly because glue technology hadn’t advanced that far in the 1970s..