Welcome to MAIN STREET!
This is the section of our forum where Michael Messer products, concerts, tours and workshops are advertised, promoted and discussed. The idea of MAIN STREET is to keep the MM advertising in one place.
TIN CAN ALLEY is the place to post an advert for private sales of guitars and other music-related items.
I am a bit of a procrastinator. I have wanted a resonator for some time and had settled on the idea of an MM Lightning but I hadn't got around to ordering one. When Michael announced his Black Friday deals recently I decided it was now or never and ordered one. I am very glad I did. It arrived today and it is just wonderful. I am a (very) amateur guitarist and this was the first time I had ever bought a quality instrument having learnt (mucked around more like!) on a heterogeneous collection of guitar hand me downs.
The Lightning sounds great. I chose this model out of the MM range on the following basis. My previous very, very limited experience of playing resos was pretty much limited to trying an NRP tricone, an NRP Style 0 and an NRP Delphi in a well known Denmark St. emporium. On that occasion I liked the Style 0 sound (combination of brass body and biscuit bridge) best and going by sound samples and discussions on this forum (which I found incredibly helpful) I settled on the Lightning.
I'm always nervous about buying anything online but I have absolutely no complaints about Michael's first class service. Communication was excellent and all arrangements went very smoothly. The guitar arrived very well packed indeed. The set up is wonderful and I find it very comforatble to play. The case it comes with is very good.
A cherry on the cake is that in the flesh the Lightning looks even better than in photgraphs, I love the sand blasted pattern. Even the GPO was impressed!
Michael should be congratulated for producing such a quality instrument at such a competitive price.