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Jake L

Grapevine, Texas
Post Posted 2 May 2017 5:42 pm     Reply with quote

I've never played a Fessenden to compare the size to say, a Mullen G2 or a Carter. I had both a Zum and an Emmons, and found that they were both physically a little to big to be comfortable. Can anyone with experience with both give me some idea how they compare size wise? Thank You!
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David Nugent

Gum Spring, Va.
Post Posted 7 May 2017 6:20 am     Reply with quote

The Mullen guitars (only have experience with PRP'S and RP's) have a shorter body than most that I have owned. In fact, had a nice D2F cover left when I sold my last D-10 and it was a bit too snug for even a GFI. Fessenden's on the other hand are larger bodied guitars.
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Ned McIntosh

New South Wales, Australia
Post Posted 10 May 2017 12:57 pm     Reply with quote

Hi Jake,

I own a Mullen RP and a Carter D10, and the Carter is not as deep in the body as the Mullen. Put side-by-side the difference is clearly visible. I don't have both of them here to measure, but the Carter is significantly lighter than the Mullen (or a Fessenden D10). Not sure about length though. My Carter measures 32 inches in length.

The Carter is a nice lighweight steel with awesome tone and a very easy mechanism to maintain (I have Alumitones on it). The Mullen is a different tone, different feel when playing, but smooth as butter and stays put on-stage if you get a little "vigorous". That said, the Carter has never "gone for a walk" on-stage either.

I also have a Williams D10, which is a lot lighter than it looks, even though the body looks about the same depth as the Mullen. Lightweight thin-wall stainless-steel legs came with it and they make a big difference to the weight in the case.
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