A fine specemin she is now. I bought the guitar when I was shopping around for an all-weather acoustic, something I could carry through cold & drizzle without feeling too bad, something cheap to beat ideas into. That vibe brought me to my local guitar and accessories place, which doubles as an Irish Country Music shop, where they peddle Farmer Dan DVDs by the boatload. This is most likely the norm in most medium sized towns/villages in Northern Ireland and is just something you have to put up with.
On this day however, I found a beautifully finished LAG Four Seasons 'Spring' edition. Great look, great feel, smooth neck, good tight action making the acoustic very playable, sounds fine. Plug it in and it's specially designed preset tones, of which there are five, caress the cunt out of your ear-holes. From day one the machine heads were a fatal flaw in what was an otherwise perfect piece of hand crafted history: it would take a half turn for it to 'catch' and affect the tuning and parts of it were flimsy plastic.
Fitted with Martin & Co. machine heads from a Baby/Travel sized martin that my dear cousin smashed in a drunken fit, I have found the missing piece; the key, the secret. An ultra responsiveness is in every inch of the bitch.