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NGD: Peavey/Landola

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Greg.Coal, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. Greg.Coal

    Greg.Coal Tele-Afflicted

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    I was on my way to a GC to get a USB interface and thought, in advance, to see what they had in their used inventory. There was a Peavey acoustic and, being a Peavey fan, I checked it out.

    It's the DD-21P made in Finland by Landola - so, probably a mid-90's instrument. Solid German spruce top (with bearclaw figuring), lam Rosewood B/S, mahogany neck (also with figuring) and Schaller tuners. Cost: U.S. $99. (yeah, I bought it)

    The neck is narrower than I like but they were probably emulating the famous maker of dreadnaughts; the action is very high but it's not anything to do with the neck which is both straight and with correct relief. There is lots of saddle height to play with. In the store, it sounded kind of dull (strings are very old and wound reverse direction on the pegs); at home it sounds brighter. Even tone across the strings and I'm hoping for a bolder and more articulate tone with saddle adjustment and new strings. I will let it acclimate in my house (dry) before I do much more.

    Thanks for looking!
    Greg

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  2. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity

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    Those were nice guitars.
    Made in Finland?
    I think they made a few acoustics with a tremelo.
     
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    e-merlin Doctor of Teleocity

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    That's pretty cool!
     
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  5. Greg.Coal

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    Cleaned it, lowered the saddle, put on new strings, kind of began to notch the string holes in the saddle, and it's pretty good. Good balanced tone. Appropriate bass and brights. Reminds me of a friend's Breedlove. I'll look into the recording a sample thing . . .

    Greg
     
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    Nice find!

    Landola sure made some nice guitars. I am from Finland and have couple of them. Put on some fresh strings and set it up and enjoy the guitar!
     
  7. Greg.Coal

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    Thanks. It's a heavier-constructed guitar - and I let that color my perception of the tone at first. But, it's very even across the strings; not boomy or overly bright. I haven't owned a dreadnought in a long time. With 80/20 strings, it's a very good tone. I still need to finish cutting the slots in the bridge to sharpen the angle from the saddle to the holes in the bridge, since I lowered the saddle quite a bit (buzzes on the low E, A).

    Greg
     
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    Very nice..
    I hear a lot of good things..
     
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