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Posted 2017-04-24 10:39 PM (#533900 - in reply to #533894)
Subject: Re: 1978 1117-4 Legend...

October 2012
Posts: 611

Location: Yokohama, Japan
DanSavage - 2017-04-24 8:17 AM

Hi Ken,

Sure thing. What did you have in mind?


The 1612...Oh, YES! See you over on the other thread...

Edited by arumako 2017-04-24 10:40 PM
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2017-05-04 10:14 PM (#535060 - in reply to #531569)
Subject: Re: 1978 1117-4 Legend...

March 2002
Posts: 15062

Location: SoCal
I want to make a couple of last comments on this thread, then we can wrap it up.

First, the Legend just sounds better the more I play it. I've only had it back a little under 3 weeks. It gets better as I play it and I'm surprised at how fast that is happening. It's got the Ovation sound, but a lot more mid range and bass (the A,D, & D strings really chunk when you play them - they sound great). It's loud, full, and opening up. It has the Ovation sound but on steroids. It's pretty terrific. At one time I had an LR Baggs undersaddle p/u in it. I"m going to put it back in and use it at church occassionally.

Dan also had his hands on my 1537. It sounds like it used to sound like which is wonderful. A little more compressed than the Legend and even with all of it's bass, it's a more even sound. I love this guitar. But I do bounce back and forth between this and the Legend. I plug in the 87C, but acoustically, as good as it is, it's not the same.

Lastly, last year, Dan retopped a 1113 for me, same wood and braces as the Legend. It sounds great and is a joy to play.

If you are thinking of asking Dan to work on a guitar, know that his work is worth a lot more than he charged me. Pay what he asks. It's worth it.
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Posted 2017-05-04 11:16 PM (#535062 - in reply to #535060)
Subject: Re: 1978 1117-4 Legend...

June 2012
Posts: 1506

Location: Lake Forest, CA
Thanks for the kind words, Paul. I appreciate it.

Yeah, once your ears get used to the sound of torrefied wood, it's really hard to go back.

Torrefied wood takes these guitars to another level that just can't be matched with non-torrefied wood.
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