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DELL’ARTEDG-H2 HOMMAGE (FAVINO STYLE) GUITAR OVAL HOLE
I have a student who was interested in these, did they basically get replaced by the Manouche line? At under $1000 do you have a usual recommendation from what's in stock?
The Manouche Latcho Drom and Music Link Dell Arte's coexisted for a time and are made in totally shops. The Music Link Dell Arte's were discontinued due to poor sales but we do get a small # of the Manouche Latcho Drom guitars from time time. Best Asian guitar IMO.
My other Mac-style guitar is John Kinnard's first Dark Eyes model, so
I decided to get the Asian DG-H1 for an everyday gigging guitar.
Between installing a Schatten pickup, getting a decent case, and fret-leveling
work, I spent more on it after-purchase than the closeout price.
Overall, I'm quite happy with the guitar, even with the shortcomings that
Michael has discussed with the Music Link guitars.
At home I tend to pick it up first, even with the Kinnard model and a Collings dreadnaught
available to play.
I am thinking of a few options, and would welcome your input.
First, it could use a better bridge. From other posts, it seems like the bridge does
make a difference in tone. Anyone have experience with bridge replacements on
these guitars, (perhaps the Dupont bridges Michael is selling)?
Second, I struggle with the tailpiece a bit. I found the Galli folk silk and steels work
very well on this guitar, as the sound a bit less "barky" on this budget guitar. They
are ball ends, and I sometimes struggle to thread the low E on the lower end tailpiece.
As stated, the bridge quality seems to make a tonal difference, what about the tailpiece..
would a new tailpiece offer any benefit other that maybe making the guitar a bit easier
Easy, and fixed forever.