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by Buck
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: truss rod adjustment
Replies: 16
Views: 2530

Re: truss rod adjustment

You need to measure the relief. If the relief is correct, you should not be adjusting the truss rod to change the action. The change in action you described is more likely due to the additional torque on the top than it is the relief changing. Long story short, many (most I suspect) truss rods adjus...
by Buck
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Other Builders
Topic: Suda D-18
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Suda D-18

Hadn't been familiar with his work before. That is a beautiful instrument. I can't wait to hear it. There's a reason I've kept a day job, but here are a couple of recordings. Different songs, but the only change between when I made them is that the second recording has Antique Acoustics bridge pins...
by Buck
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Other Builders
Topic: Suda D-18
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Re: Suda D-18

I bought it used. It was signed on the underside of the top last June and finished in time for the IBMA. It's one of a pair made at the same time. Kenny Smith has the other one.

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by Buck
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Other Builders
Topic: Suda D-18
Replies: 7
Views: 2660

Suda D-18

Thought I'd share a recent acquisition here, and maybe see if anyone else experience with Mr. Suda's work. I'd heard of these, but never had my hands on one.  The fact that Kenny Smith, Chris Eldridge, Josh Williams all play them didn't help abate my curiosity.  I've had it for less than a day, but ...
by Buck
Sun May 26, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Collings Playability
Replies: 22
Views: 5545

Re: Collings Playability

I agree with all your comments Todd and have wondered specifically about the bold-faced comment on fret height and those using an iron grip, but wasn’t familiar with stock fret wire geometry. Your observation could explain it. Wouldn’t a good setup control the influence of the saddle? Regarding the...
by Buck
Sat May 25, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Collings Playability
Replies: 22
Views: 5545

Re: Collings Playability

In my mind, "playability" vs. "playing stiff" are two different things. Some people have even developed a preference for one over the other. While many things affect the feel (soft vs. stiff) I think saddle height may be one thing driving the perception that Collings guitars play stiff. All things e...
by Buck
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:55 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Collings bridge pins
Replies: 6
Views: 2147

Re: Collings bridge pins

I much prefer the lighter weight StewMac pins.
by Buck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Re: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???

With no pick guard you won't find an easier one to convert. :-)
by Buck
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Re: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???

I could be persuaded the the guitar on eBay has an Engelmann top. That makes more sense that red spruce for that period.
by Buck
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Collings Acoustic Guitars
Topic: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???
Replies: 15
Views: 3579

Re: Does this "Collings" 0001 look 'legit' to you???

I'm far from an expert on early Collings guitars, but I wouldn't guess this one to be a fake. The craftsmanship seems very good if you're going to counterfeit a guitar, this model and period probably wouldn't bring the biggest payoff. The description of the tuners is wrong, but I've often seen selle...