I managed to play a bit on the AJ-35. The action was so low that it was hard to get a good tone out. Well, I happened to fix that the hard way. While tuning it, I popped the high E string, first time I’ve done that. I think it was because of the way I put the strings on it last time, they were kind of mangled around the post and it snapped right on the post. So, I’m thinking, now what, do I go ahead and take it to Jim at Lone Star or do I try again with a different set of strings. I happened to have a set of GHS phosphor bronze mediums, so I decided to see if the increased tension from the heavier strings helped. Yup. It sure did. How about that. It still doesn’t have the same ring as the all solid wood Martin or Taylor but at least now it is playable. It is still real low but not as low as before and not as much string buzzing.
I might just take it to church Sunday for the big test. Oh, speaking of church, did I mention that one of our visitors plays the guitar as well? He told me that last week while we were talking after class. Turns out he led the music for their cell group (I think I know what those are just have never been in one). So me being me, I asked, well, are you any good? To which he proceeds to answer, well, better than you.