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Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby stratman_27 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:12 am

I now own one. First the basics 00 size 25.4 scale, best of all a V shaped neck. Super comfortable to play. Is is loud? Yes and no, its loud for its size but its no match for a D 28 dread. It begs to be fingerpicked and have leads played on it. Factory D addario's on it(not my fave but only temporary). I'll give you a better review after I give it a good workout at practice tonight. Looks great and case is top of the line.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby left eye jumps » Fri Dec 28, 2007 12:37 am

very cool. i have a Morgan Monroe MV-01 on the way. can't wait to get to know it.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby savage » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:28 pm

I was seriously thinkin bout pickin ona those up when I was lookin for a parlor guitar. I'd love to hear a sound clip if you ever get the chance. I always thought they were expensive, but lookin at it now, doesnt seem to be a bad deal at all. Hope you like it.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby stratman_27 » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:18 am

The shop had $499 on it but I let them know I could get it online for $369 and that he had originally quoted me a figure of like $375. One quick phone call and now he gets a better deal on his stuff and I got my MM for $369 with a hardshell case. Only difference was the sales tax but I was glad to buy from a mom and pop rather than from an online dealer. I still havent changes strings yet but its on my to do list. I got some sound clips of last nights practice let me see if any of those are good enough to post.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby savage » Sat Dec 29, 2007 3:56 am

thats good, yeah, I always compare prices when buyin somethin.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby grady » Sat Dec 29, 2007 7:58 pm

Those look a lot better than the Parlors I've seen in my local stores.

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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby texas blues » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:29 am

That guitar reminds me of the RJ Gibbo L-something or other model. Great you got a player at a good price. Cheers, TB.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby left eye jumps » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:42 am

so how has the string spacing struck you? i've heard ithe strings are rather close together. not a problem for you?
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby grady » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:38 am

I would love to hear a soundclip of one of these guitars.
I searched the web and can't find one anywhere.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby stratman_27 » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:57 pm

String spacing so far hasn't been an issue. I do have smaller hands though, may be the reason why. I'll try to get into the studio some time this afternoon and record something so you can hear what it sounds like. I need to get these crappy strings off first I'm trying to decide between the Martin 12's or the Ernie Ball acoustic slinkys. 10 gauge to 50 gauge. Any ideas????
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby left eye jumps » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:22 pm

that's good to know. i didn't figure it would bother me either since im used to playing small on the mandolin. my MV-01 is supposed to be in Wednesday, i guess i'll see then. i've never tried ernie ball acoustics though i prefer them on electrics. so.. yeah.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby leftyguitarman » Sun Dec 30, 2007 6:56 pm

I don't like Ernie Ball strings myself, and I love bigger strings, so I'd go with those Martin 12's. I would actually maybe put 13's on it, but thats just me.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby grady » Sun Dec 30, 2007 11:55 pm

I sure am looking forward to hearing that soundclip.
I've been perusing those Morgan Monroe guitars on the web.
I remember you making the remark that the Epi L-00 sounded like a "toy" guitar when I mentioned them earlier so, if the Morgan Monroe
works for you, it should work for me.
I appreciate the fact that you're going to put a soundclip up.
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby stratman_27 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:18 pm

Soundclip post on my "Myspace" page. It is still in the processing stage so give it an hour or two. The song is "Hurt" as done by Johnny Cash. I may cut a few more tracks today since I seem to be "in the mood" or "in the mode"
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Re: Morgan Monroe Blues 32

Postby Pete Howlett » Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:46 pm

Can't think of a worse scale length (25.5") for fingerpicking or to put on a small bodied guitar. Sorry folks but that long scale length is a flatpicker's thang. Nice looking piece 'tho. And yes, I have put 26.75" on Stella 12 string knockoffs but that is a different story...

See Frank Stokes thread if you want to eyeball a weird guitar - scale length 25"...

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Edit - just looked at the copy... very suspect. Nearly every good pre-war L0 Gibson style guitar of any worth I have played (and there have been many) were 12 fret to the body. 14 fret jobbies are a later call. Early mahogany Gibsons (of which I suspect this guitar is an homage to) that honk have got them 12 frets to the body as I recall but please shoot me down if I am wrong. Again, I don't doubt this is a lovely instrument but a faithfull pre-war re-imaginaing of a blues guitar (a fantasy in itself) it is not...
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