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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2012-06-24T22:23:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/feed.php?f=3&t=12870 2012-06-24T22:23:53+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12870&p=113732#p113732 <![CDATA[Re: So Much For Swearing Off El Cheapos]]> Image

This site is a great spot for info on them:
http://vintageparlorguitars.com/
Email the guy a photo and he can probably tell you all about it. Keni Lee Burgess is a great source of info on them as well.

Statistics: Posted by gaucho — Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:23 pm


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2012-06-24T17:04:27+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12870&p=113730#p113730 <![CDATA[Re: So Much For Swearing Off El Cheapos]]> Thanks!
You made my day!
Bill

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:04 pm


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2012-06-24T14:04:39+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12870&p=113728#p113728 <![CDATA[Re: So Much For Swearing Off El Cheapos]]>
Buffalo_Bill wrote:
Grenada, I think Elvis used to bust those over peoples heads in the movies.
Nah, they're too sturdy, stunt men would get hurt.


Ah, man, ya got me laughing so hard I have coffee coming out of my nose.

Statistics: Posted by Lo-Fi — Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:04 pm


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2012-06-24T10:32:39+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12870&p=113727#p113727 <![CDATA[Re: So Much For Swearing Off El Cheapos]]> Nah, they're too sturdy, stunt men would get hurt.

I think the reason those survive so long is because they use a tailpiece, that don't warp the body like a conventional bridge.

Statistics: Posted by Buffalo_Bill — Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:32 am


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2012-06-24T00:13:43+00:00 http://www.bigroadblues.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12870&p=113725#p113725 <![CDATA[So Much For Swearing Off El Cheapos]]>
So two more have taken up residence with me - a 1930s Harmony-made Supertone and something called a Granada. The Supertone is everything you would expect of an old Harmony - boxy sounding with a thin upper end and not a ton of volume. But miracle of miracles the neck is fine and it is perfectly playable. On top of that it came with its original back loading case and little instruction booklet (which is dated 1927). No pics so will leave it for another day..

But the Grenada - now that is what I am talking about. All birch with a nice burst. Don't have a clue who made it but everything about it says Regal. But this thing is loud and full and round sounding. To put it to the test I dropped it into G tuning and hit Jorma's Water Song. Even with an inky neck and high action, every note rang out clear. Just a real punchy sound to it. I swear this thing sounds better than any Gibson LG-1 I have ever gotten my hands on. The guitar proved to be just a freakin' pleasant surprise. As the bridge is good and thick its a good candidate for shaving to get the guitar a bit more playable.

If anybody has ever heard of Granda I would sure appreciate ya letting me in on it.

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