Anyone with more than one guitar (or any other instruments you may prefer) most likely enjoys comparing the tone of their different instruments, driving their spouse, kids and pets crazy by asking: “Which one sounds best to you”. It can even be as simple as different picks used on the same instrument.
Lately none of my four guitars (only three are of any quality, the fourth one being a 1983 Yamaha CJ-818 all plywood jumbo guitar that I bought when I was 19 stationed at Fort Polk Louisiana after basic training. Just can’t let that one go) seem to sound as good as they used to.
They all sound dull to me, even the Collings. Does anyone else ever go through this? I’ve been through it before but can’t figure it out. I try new strings, different strings, different picks, move to different rooms, nothing seems to help. I’ve even went as far as taking one or two to a high end store and comparing them to other guitars and suddenly they sound good again and even sound better than the ones I’m trying out… Until I get back home. Then one day, it seems to go away and the tone is back and I think how wonderful they sound.
Maybe it’s just me. Maybe my ears are getting older, but this time it’s been pretty bad, kinda like being in a rut with practicing and you start losing interest.
I just wondered if anyone else ever goes through this. Maybe I’m just going nuts.
Thanks for your ear support,