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xx What kind of accoustics are you playing?
« Thread started on: Oct 11th, 2007, 5:51pm »

Ever since my band went T.U., I've been thinking about getting myself a really good accoustic. I've currently got a Takamine dreadnaught that is just ok. The neck is wayyy beefy and the tone is pretty thin. I think mostly due to the plywood top.

I've always wanted a 000 Martin and I'm thinking maybe it's about time to get me one.

What kind of accoustics you guys got?

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xx Re: What kind of accoustics are you playing?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 13th, 2007, 10:29am »

I had 2 G series Takamines that I had to take back... I've noticed every Tak I've ever seen no matter what the price (including the higher priced Japanese ones) has a slight raise in the fretboard where the neck to body joint is (where the fretboard continues over the top of the body toward the soundhole) that makes everything fret out roughly between the 8-12th frets. I'm done with Tak... too bad, this one was solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides which was just the tone I was looking for... sounded great recorded. Don't know if that's an issue with them specifically where I live or what (Edmonton AB Canada).

Went to my local Long & McQuade last week and played something that caught my eye earlier this year on musiciansfriend... a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe dreadnought... this will be my next acoustic (by the way, this particular one also had a solid sitka spruce top with rosewood back and sides... my favorite combination). Did it sound and play $1700.00 better than the Tak?... no, but after having to return 2 Taks with neck issues that worsen over time I'm willing to spend more this time around for a higher quality instrument... Gibson have never let me down yet.

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I've only played one Taylor that actually blew me away but it was $3500.00
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xx Re: What kind of accoustics are you playing?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 17th, 2007, 8:24pm »

Well, I'm down to my 1971 Martin D12-35. I bought it new in 1971. I had an Adamas 6 string, but I just sold it. The next acoustic will be a Martin D-45. Yeah, baby now were talking.
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 18th, 2007, 4:01pm »

I got a chance to visit Dusty Strings in Seattle yesterday and what a kick in the pants that was. They have one nice selection of accoustics. I got to play Taylors, Martins, Godall, Collings and a few others. They were super helpful with info and letting me just play everything.

What a blast and real easy on the ears too.

Now I've just got to decided which one to get. Martin and Collings are the best. IMHO.

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 22nd, 2007, 10:15pm »

I was also interested in getting a Garrison. I went to get some quotes and found out they were aquired by Gibson in July this year. shocked. The bog guy's are buying everything. The Garrison will be labeled Gibson of course, but who knows if they will make all the models or when they will be available again.

I played a Petros back in '97 and was very impressed. Awesome fingerstyle guitars made by Bruce and now his son is in with Dad. But, at a starting cost of $6,800 US I don't think I'll get one before my Martin D-45 laugh
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« Reply #5 on: Oct 23rd, 2007, 09:13am »

It's friggen crazy how expensive accoustics are. But considering how much work and material goes into a real good one. You can't knock them too much.

I've just about got my wife convinced that it's time for me to just go by a good one. I'm thinking about ordering a Collings OM3. Awesome...awesome guitars.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 23rd, 2007, 09:15am »

I would still love to have a 000 Martin, but after my trip to Dusty Strings, the Collings are really doing it for me now.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 25th, 2007, 01:09am »

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« Reply #8 on: Oct 17th, 2009, 01:03am »

I play a '95 Gibson Chet Atkins SST Acoustic. It was discontinued in 2006. It's a chambered thinline model with a great sounding bridge mounted transducer and preamp. It's great for what I do. Almost the perfect live acoustic because high volume levels can be reached without any feedback.
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xx Re: What kind of accoustics are you playing?
« Reply #9 on: Oct 19th, 2009, 5:46pm »

I've got a Seagull S6 that I just do not like at all. Someday I'll get a Taylor acoustic. But that will come after the Gibson R0!! (electric) grin
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 20th, 2009, 9:46pm »

2004 Collings D2H with a passive LR Baggs M1 soundhole pickup. Pretty amazing guitar line. I chose this over a Borgeois, Santa Cruz, original 68' Gibson Dove, and plenty of Taylors. It just had "that" sound for me with a tremendous bottom end. Now you know why I like the depth option on SLO's.. lol

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