I have been playing guitar for about 12 years. I have mostly played just accompanying myself to songs I like and have never taken a lesson. I didn't know much about guitars when I started playing (and still don't) but I bought a Sigma DM1ST. It is made by Martin in a plant they bought in S Korea. I was recently asked to play in church, and I have 2 questions for any experts out there.
1. The guitar has a very bright sound and I would like it to be more mellow. Any suggestions of strings to help mellow it out would be appreciated.
2. I need to invest in a pickup with a pre-amp to play into the main sound system. Any suggestions in this area are appreciated as well. I am willing to drill if needed.