Re: Breedlove C250/CM, T OM conversion
Since I'm very much a fan of the sound of flat-top instruments, oval hole instruments and instruments with strings attached to the bridge, it's probably worth noting that what others define as "punch," I normally hear as a lack of crystalline clarity, as well as a tendency towards no real sustain. Just think of the difference in sound between an archtop guitar and a flat-top guitar; I have never heard an archtop with the same clarity and sustain as the flat-top guitar.
Originally Posted by recharred
I suspect that your Breedlove will never have the characteristics which will lead to it being "punchy."
Did you string it to be double-strung and with the same total tension as the single-strung original tension? If so, I'd probably be experimenting with it using six single-strung medium gauge strings as my target tension, just to get a bit more pull on it....
Playing a hexed Eastman 614 oval-hole with scroll (hoodooed with MandoVoodoo!), a Flatiron 1SH mandola (original owner), and rocking my six-string Rainsong and Joshua mandophones and six-course, unison-tuned 12-string Ovation mandophone, with all of them in CGDAEB Full Fifths Tuning!