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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:21 AM
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Poll question: Acoustic Guitar Players - Your Fav
Keeping it simple this time with manufacturers names. You fill in which model.
When it doesn't matter my fav is my D-18 Martin. If I am playing out my fav is an Ovation Legend. Good guitar I picked up at the factory for a fraction of the cost. Had a blemish I still can't find. I am convinced the person that sent it back just didn't like the color.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:22 AM
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1. Love them taylors, and art luthrie
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Gato Moteado Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:23 AM
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2. early 1990's martin hd28......
....killer guitar.
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LeftPeopleFinishFirst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:24 AM
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3. Taylors
Of course.

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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:49 AM
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7. Beautiful guitar
Wish I had a digital camera
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:25 AM
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4. favorite is my old Martin
Edited on Fri Feb-20-04 11:28 AM by leftofthedial
that's the one I write on the most.

but I use Takamines on stage.

my Breedlove is absolutely great in the studio, but a little too finicky for live work.

I'm spending a couple weeks in Nashville and my friend (VERY good friend) has loaned me one of his Taylors. It is terrific too.

I also like Lakewoods, but I can't afford one.



edits: can't type for shit.
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:28 AM
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5. Request
I am looking to pick up an acoustic to start learning to play on - any suggestions for a good beginner? I know this sounds cheap, but I am looking to see if I can get something under $100 - thoughts, suggestions, am I crazy? :)
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Bonhomme Richard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:47 AM
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6. Suggestion - get a decent quality guitar
You shouldn't bother to learn on a cheap guitar because you will probably quit unless you are obsessed. A cheap guitar, unless you are lucky, will kill your fingers.
Another suggestion, have an experianced player go with you to check out a guitar. They will know what to look for.
I bought an old used Ovation for $300 bucks a few years ago and it is still enjoyable to pick up.
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Rabbit of Caerbannog Donating Member (742 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:59 AM
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9. I got a Martin Sigma (Korean Martin) at
a pawn shop for $80 some years back. It's actually not a bad guitar to learn on and has a nice tone (but not that nice Martin bass). Someday when I can play worth a damn I'm gona get a "real" Martin.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:17 PM
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14. Good quality and $100 don't travel hand in hand, but it doesn't matter
To be honest, I am the last one to complain about quality -- I learned how to play on a 3/4 size Applause child's acoustic and never changed the strings. I was 16 when I learned. I have big fingers, so it was like playing a mandolin. I learned to play electric on a left-handed Squier Strat strung like a right-handed (my dad is a southpaw -- my brother and I think he used to be right handed but learned left so his kids couldn't play his guitars :) ). So to be honest, learn guitar on whatever piece of wood you can. I suggest looking at Guitar Center for a cheap, used Epiphone or Fender. They usually run pretty low in resale. If you don't have access to a Guitar Center, look at a pawn shop for a major label acoustic. Again, the importance is not placed on the brand, but on the tone, but at pawn shops, you can get stuck with a p.o.s.
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RT Atlanta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 01:22 PM
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19. thanks
Thank you for the suggestions!
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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:51 AM
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8. (Mississippi) National Steel.
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regularguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:06 PM
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10. I love my Takemine!
But the fact is if I had the cash, I'd buy me one of them Taylor puppies.
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:08 PM
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11. Larrivee OM-03
Edited on Fri Feb-20-04 12:11 PM by ET Awful
Simple, outstanding sound, great price.

I've never been a fan of dreadnought bodied guitars, give me a small body :).

If you want an even better guitar, look to Olsen guitars (small-time custom luthier makes guitars for James Taylor and the like). http://www.olsonguitars.com/taylor.html

If you want a reasonably priced custom acoustic, I highly recommend Harvey Leach, he makes some beautiful instruments. http://www.leachguitars.com I almost bought one of Harvey's guitars a few years back, but lost my job between the time I put down the deposit and the time he finished the guitar, so the deal went south :(.

Harvey Leach is an excellent luthier who does some of the most fantastic inlay work I've ever seen.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:13 PM
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12. Galager
They don't make them anymore .

But my dad has one of the last ones made ,
Simply Sublime is the sound from it .
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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:13 PM
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13. I can't choose
There are so many fine acoustic guitars, each of them a beauty in their own way
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southpaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:18 PM
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15. Gibson
The best sounding acoustic I have ever heard was a Gibson, don't know the specific model, but it was a jumbo body. Absolutely beautiful.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:26 PM
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17. I love the GIbson Hummingbird


What a fucking SOUND that thing has! BTW, did the one you played look anything like this:


That's an SJ-200.
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:23 PM
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16. Seagull S-6


http://www.seagullguitars.com/products6.htm

My favorite instrument. A Christmas present. Built in the tiny town of La Patrie, Quebec. Most of the people in the town work at the Seagull workshop. The ceder top and the wild cherry back and sides project very well, and the silver leaf neck is absolutely a joy to play. Mine was a flat finish when I received it. Now the neck has been worn to a gloss. Add a set of Alchemy strings and you're set.

I am also quite fond of my S-12.


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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 12:35 PM
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18. One of the best budget guitars money can buy :) n/t
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 01:38 PM
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20. 1999 Martin HD-28 LSV
Large Soundhole Vintage. Forward-shifted, scalloped bracing. Adirondack spruce top, rosewood back and sides. Modeled after the famous D-28 Herringbone ("The Bone") previously owned by the late Clarence White and now owned by Tony Rice. This guitar's a monster. I played a Takamine for 20 years, which I loved for onstage work because of the electronics. Then, I finally got the Martin that will be my "lifetime" guitar. Some folks here are partial to Taylors, personally, I'm not. Why? They don't sound like a Martin. Nobody's mentioned Collings, who makes a damn fine guitar. But it still doesn't have the Martin sound.

I played two Gibsons I actually liked -- one was an old J-45 that had been beat to hell but sounded heavenly. The other was an Advanced Jumbo that sounded pretty doggone good.

But when it comes right down to it, nothing else is a Martin.

Bake
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 01:48 PM
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21. '67 D28, 2001 D18V, 92 Taylor Dan Crary Sig
Love the Martins

Purchased the D18V for my granddaughter who was born in 2001.

The lifetime warranty is in her name - and I get to play it for a couple of decades before I turn it over to her
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Bake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 07:02 PM
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22. Here's my LSV
Along with the rest of the arsenal. Best sounding guitar I've ever played. A buddy of mine has a Braz/Ad D-28 Golden Era that sounds great, but not any better than the LSV.



Bake
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:05 AM
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26. Damn, Bake you are a bluegrass band!
Where's the fiddle?

I mostly play my Taylor 614-C prototype...first one ever made
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VOX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 08:30 PM
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23. 1973 D-35, 1997 000-28EC (#1209); and a '98 Gibson Montana Gold S-J-200
Favorite is the 28EC -- it seems "older" and resonates much better than the 1997 D-35. (Unfortunately, I understand that 1973-74 weren't Martin's best years -- they manufactured more guitars in those years than any other.) The 28EC (from the first year of this model) is perfect for fingerpicking blues, and it handles flatpicking nicely, also. For the last few years, Martin has been making some of the best guitars out there.

The Gibson SJ-200 is a boomer, you have to be careful not to attack it too hard. It's a lot of guitar, and very rich. The flaming of the maple neck is gorgeous (tiger-striped).

Damn, I'm gonna play later on tonight!
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xcentrik Donating Member (315 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:37 PM
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24. Goodall RCJ
Best guitar ever made by anyone.
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LastKnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-20-04 11:50 PM
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25. Martins are good, but...
for a broke teenager, im settling with a guild... a guild F-45CE to be exact...pretty good sound and capability to plug in always helps, i really gotta get some cash and get myself a nice martin or somethin.

-LK
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ChiefHappyButt Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-21-04 12:10 AM
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27. I voted Ovation, but only because
I gave my son a Ventura.

Connections, anyone?
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