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    The song from the Balance album. Anyone know what acoustic he used on this song? Type of strings? I've owned a few acoustics over the years and even with trying different one's at Guitar Center, I could never find that certain sound he gets on this track.

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    yes its a Musser ! He got it at Norms Rare Guitars in Tarzana! From what I hear these are real pricey. I read that in an interview back it the day. Its the same guitar that he is posing with in the VHlll album pics if you can find them. I remember him quoted that it was the best sounding acoustic he has ever heard. I also think he used it in New World on the VHlll cd. I hope that helps.

    Just found these links.
    http://www.guitarbench.com/2009/08/2...itar-database/http://www.normansrareguitars.com/don-musser/
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    By the way I havent been on here in freakin years! Im back and look forward to posting and chatting on here. Go VH!

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    Those guitars musser cost a fortune...

    Thank you...

    I've still got it
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    yep its a Musser. awesome quality guitars. i have one and would never let it go. Musser likes d'addario acoustic strings. don't know what was on EVH's though

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    Thanks for the answer. Knew it had to be something a bit different. Love that intro, always play it 4-5 times before letting the rest of the song play.

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    See... there is a particular section of this song that always gave me the sensation that it can't be replicated with just an acoustic guitar... maybe you might agree with me if you listen the original recording with care.

    Right after the main intro section, where he strums Ds and Gs in sequence, you can't really feel the pick hitting the strings although he attacks it strongly.

    Post EQ and effects might have made the acoustic guitar sound much more smoother on the high end without loosing that "bite"... anyway I love this song, and also playing it!

    Here is a cover I recorded with just guitar and laptop... also, I don't have a backing track!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Len75 View Post
    yes its a Musser ! He got it at Norms Rare Guitars in Tarzana! From what I hear these are real pricey. I read that in an interview back it the day. Its the same guitar that he is posing with in the VHlll album pics if you can find them. I remember him quoted that it was the best sounding acoustic he has ever heard. I also think he used it in New World on the VHlll cd. I hope that helps.

    Just found these links.
    http://www.guitarbench.com/2009/08/2...itar-database/http://www.normansrareguitars.com/don-musser/
    On Balance with effects it sounds alright. But on Neworld, probably pretty natural, it sounds really thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tommytom11 View Post
    yep its a Musser. awesome quality guitars. i have one and would never let it go. Musser likes d'addario acoustic strings. don't know what was on EVH's though



    Probably this one!

    Got it from http://www.normansrareguitars.com/ - lot of pictures of Ed buying guitars there through the years!
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