Quick Output Jack Tune-up On Martin X Custom

Near the top of the heap of all acoustic guitars available today (yes, I know, I’m a Gibson Guy) is the Martin X Custom. This beautiful specimen had a loose output jack and was suffering from a low battery.  Let’s take a look! The gang at Jealous Creatures use this guitar for songwriting and performing. …

Gibson C-O Classical Guitar Update

Gibson Guitars produced a half-dozen or so classical guitar models from 1957 to 1971.  By classical guitar, I imply acoustic guitar with nylon strings, a two inch wide neck, round sound hole, and a flat or nearly flat soundboard and back.  Here’s a time capsule, from my childhood: On a cold winter’s night in 2013,…

Rogue RD80 – STOLEN – Setup and Product Review

  The Rogue product line is the ‘house brand’ of a large nation-wide guitar outlet chain.  These guitars are designed in S. Korea and built in China, intended to be a low-price entry-level guitar.   This particular guitar, a dreadnaught RD80, was a scratch-n-dent guitar, previously owned for a short time by a local school’s…