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    NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    No, sorry, this isn't the custom guitar I'm having made. Maybe I'm just getting antsy, but I've been felling a little cramped with my Gretsch Jim Dandy's 12 frets, and my Taylor sounds much too good to be a "campfire" (read: visit the grandkids) guitar. My KLŌS is a great travel guitar, but works best in a hotel room and not in front of my family. So, I came across this Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues & Jazz guitar, and when I was made an offer (including free shipping) that was lower than any I'd seen, I hit the "buy" button. I just unpacked it and tuned it up, so I haven't had time to bond with it, but I was struck that it's actually larger (that's the 00 size, I guess) than my Taylor!

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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    That's a lovely looking guitar.

    Kinda reminds me of Roy Rogers or Gene Autry.

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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Talk about synchronicity! A couple of weeks ago I found myself in Lone Pine, California where, among other things, is the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film (Lone Pine sits outside the Alabama Hills, where a lot of westerns -- and car commercials -- were shot). Visiting the museum, I was treated to a showing of "Under Western Stars," the 1938 starring debut of Roy Rogers! Man, did he look young! And he sings -- and yodels -- in the film. I later learned that Roy Rogers (real name, Leonard Slye) learned to yodel when as a youth working he and his mother would communicate to each other across the fields by yodeling. Who knew?
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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by ch willie View Post
    That's a lovely looking guitar.

    Kinda reminds me of Roy Rogers or Gene Autry.
    The instrument itself is very reminescent of the Stella and Harmony guitars from the early '60s.

    Classic simplicity.

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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    I really like these simple looking acoustics. Very nice!

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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Yes, coinkydinks abound!

    And yes, PM, you're correct, but I was thinking of the guitar as an ideal of Roy or Gene, the lone cowboy singing and playing guitar while sitting on his steed--the kind of image that made men like my Dad love horses and guitars. I always think of two great songs when I think of Roy and Gene.



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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    I really like the looks and feels of these parlor sized acoustics, they look like something you'd carry in a stagecoach back in the old west. They have this "cowboy guitar" thing to them.

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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Well, I've decided the Alvarez isn't for me. It's a well made guitar, has a great sound to it, but the neck and I just don't get along. I adjusted the relief, but the neck itself is just too chunky for my hands. In addition, the 00 size is NOT a parlor, but is roughly the same size as my dreadnaught 12-string. I think I'm going to use this as my trial use case for selling on Reverb.

    In the mean time, I came across a Breedlove "Organic Signature Series Companion CE" that checks all the boxes for me: Solid wood (African mahogany back & sides, Torrified Spruce top), 14 frets, sized about the same as my Gretsch Jim Dandy, and priced attractively! The clock is now ticking on the brown truck...


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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Good luck with the one coming to you, OS.
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    Re: NGD! Alvarez DELTA00/TSB Blues-Jazz Guitar

    Nah. A spammer hit this thread and the post was removed. I had it and sold it. Moved on already....
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