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Title: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: bb blues on November 28, 2010, 10:50:34 AM
Please share which guitar you would most love to own........


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: rwskaggs on November 28, 2010, 01:11:08 PM
 :thumbsup

Sorry to say my dream guitar isn't probably a Larrivee, although as a new Larry owner, I'm delighted.  How about a 'John Standefer Signature Model' Bertoncini guitar? Link:  http://www.bertonciniguitars.com/0066%20John%20Standefer.htm

 :nice guitar:

 :donut2 :donut2 :donut2 :coffee :arrow :cheers


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ducktrapper on November 28, 2010, 01:13:48 PM
I like them Troll Guitars!   :rolleye:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2qlLRsCjncY/RoYFPtb1YyI/AAAAAAAAAQY/zK9lrdX5LJA/s400/troll_tele.jpg)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: mcclurew on November 28, 2010, 02:27:11 PM
The walnut/cedar LV-10.  Who is the current owner BTW?  We need to talk.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on November 28, 2010, 02:56:59 PM
This one which I'm keepin :whistling:

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Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: NotConvicted on November 28, 2010, 03:04:03 PM
A Gibson LeGrand archtop.   Absolutely love the way they look.   LeGrand Pic (http://www.cottenmusic.com/images/Gibson/GibsonLeGrand_FF.jpeg)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Barefoot Rob on November 28, 2010, 05:43:10 PM
I'm getting it as soon as the money is in hand from the sale of anyother guitar.Larrivee LS05/12 string with a 12 fret neck joint.OK I'd love a 61 Fender Telecaster,a Larrivee CS05.I think thats it?


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: pastorharry on November 28, 2010, 06:25:49 PM
An O size Lowden-redwood top, koa back and sides-no cutaway or electricKs. Me ears say yes, me money sack says nay.... :thumbsup


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Johnny M on November 28, 2010, 06:40:43 PM
My '92 L-05.   :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: cke on November 28, 2010, 07:23:37 PM
Geez... Well my L-09 is as good as any guitar I have tried, but if I could just collect guitars...

Martin D-18GE, 0-28VS
Froggy Bottom H or M

Larrivee 000-50 and BT-09 (if they ever made one)

I know I could think of many others. :drool:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Danny on November 28, 2010, 07:32:14 PM
  LARRIVEE 000-50 TSB


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: AZLiberty on November 28, 2010, 07:42:44 PM
Larrivee?  The Black Walnut/Cedar OM-09 I played years ago, though an OM-19 would be great too.

Non-Larrivee?  Cedar or Redwood topped fingerstyle instrument (00 or concert size) by a smaller builder.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: gschaps on November 28, 2010, 08:27:05 PM
Please share which guitar you would most love to own........
Still trying to decide: A) The one on the left, or B) The one on the right.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_icNljnw1PaQ/TPK6MbGbpEI/AAAAAAAABKo/VNyhrrtueaI/s800/IMG_0485_DxO.jpg)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ducktrapper on November 28, 2010, 08:35:25 PM
Still trying to decide: A) The one on the left, or B) The one on the right.

(http://lh3.ggpht.com/_icNljnw1PaQ/TPK6MbGbpEI/AAAAAAAABKo/VNyhrrtueaI/s800/IMG_0485_DxO.jpg)

What's wrong with both?  :smile:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: gschaps on November 28, 2010, 09:08:09 PM
What's wrong with both?  :smile:
Yes, good suggestion!  I want to keep all my options open.  :bgrin:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on November 28, 2010, 10:50:25 PM
:thumbsup

Sorry to say my dream guitar isn't probably a Larrivee, although as a new Larry owner, I'm delighted.  How about a 'John Standefer Signature Model' Bertoncini guitar? Link:  http://www.bertonciniguitars.com/0066%20John%20Standefer.htm

 :nice guitar:

 :donut2 :donut2 :donut2 :coffee :arrow :cheers

Nice concept, lots of volume coming out of that box with what appears to be a very light touch.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: rwskaggs on November 29, 2010, 01:19:51 AM
Roger,

I believe John Standefer won the 2002 acoustic award using a Larrivee, but had some thoughts about the "ideal" (for him) and came up with that one.  He's got the lightest touch, anyway and that guitar just sings for him... :guitar

 :donut :donut :donut


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: J. Hunter on November 29, 2010, 06:26:08 AM
My current dream guitar is a Lowden F35c.   I think it's "The One."  It's displaced the Collings OM1 Mh Sb which was heretofor the dreamiest thing I ever played.  But I don't think I'll ever really be happy until I have them both.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on November 29, 2010, 02:50:07 PM
Roger,

I believe John Standefer won the 2002 acoustic award using a Larrivee, but had some thoughts about the "ideal" (for him) and came up with that one.  He's got the lightest touch, anyway and that guitar just sings for him... :guitar

 :donut :donut :donut

Thanks for the info and  :welcome: to the forum.

 :donut2  :donut2  :coffee


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: OutWithTheBlue on November 29, 2010, 03:27:55 PM
Beneteau M
http://www.beneteauguitars.com/guitr_pics/bari_m/bari_m_pop_1.html

Beauregard OM
http://www.luthierscollection.com/images.php?id=mbu2

Andy Mckee's Harp Guitar (forget the luthier)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/haagsuitburo/4592459405/

7 String Fanned Fret Greenfield
http://www.greenfieldguitars.com/greenfieldguitars.aspx?section=65&par=g


Master Class Breedlove J
http://www.imagineguitars.com/shop/images/bl_11016_side_left.jpg

Variax Guitar
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variax

And of course all of the Larrivees :)

oh oh and a Stonebridge Gs-23-cr
http://www.fatheadmusic.co.uk/custom/images/products/gs-23-cr.gif


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Walkerman on November 29, 2010, 08:28:43 PM
:thumbsup

Sorry to say my dream guitar isn't probably a Larrivee, although as a new Larry owner, I'm delighted.  How about a 'John Standefer Signature Model' Bertoncini guitar? Link:  http://www.bertonciniguitars.com/0066%20John%20Standefer.htm

 :nice guitar:

 :donut2 :donut2 :donut2 :coffee :arrow :cheers

Looks like a block of swiss cheese


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: willfo on November 30, 2010, 12:02:31 AM
 That question is gonna have my girlfriend asking me, "what's wrong" , for at least a couple days!!!! I think about guitars all day as it is , and then have to make a definitive statement in writing about it......feeellling....wwwweeeaaakk...________________________________


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: rwskaggs on November 30, 2010, 12:35:12 AM
Yes, it DOES look like Swiss cheese - but I bet the mice would love the sound of it! :humour:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ffinke on November 30, 2010, 09:04:27 PM
How about a Linda Mazer or an Ervin Somogyi? Then I could just sit around and look at them and worry that I might get a fingerprint smudge or (God forbid) someone would want to PLAY one of 'em!!!!!

 :roll


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: teh on November 30, 2010, 09:58:00 PM
Mark Twain's Martin Guitar built while the original C.F. Martin, Sr. owned the 2 year old company that Twain purchased used in 1861 (it cost $10 new in 1835) and then turned it into the original travel guitar.

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990604.stories.html

I don't care what it sold for at auction, this would be cool and nothing else would come close.
 
 
 


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Danny on December 01, 2010, 12:00:44 AM
Mark Twain's Martin Guitar built while the original C.F. Martin, Sr. owned the 2 year old company that Twain purchased used in 1861 (it cost $10 new in 1835) and then turned it into the original travel guitar.

http://www.npr.org/programs/lnfsound/stories/990604.stories.html

I don't care what it sold for at auction, this would be cool and nothing else would come close.
 
 
 

  I never knew about this one. That is quite a collectors item and a nice little guitar.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Zohn on December 03, 2010, 04:54:04 AM
Well, I've come to realize the ultimate guitar is always going to be the next one. Have to mention though that 3 months in, and I'm growing into my custom Berg more and more. I love that guitar.
That mysterious Cedar over Rosewood Olson SJ always has me wondering though...  - as "the other one" naturally  
:smile:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ST on December 03, 2010, 09:20:41 AM
birdfish (http://www.larriveeforum.com/smf/index.php?topic=32858.msg301885#msg301885)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: jeremy3220 on December 03, 2010, 03:52:40 PM
How about a Linda Mazer or an Ervin Somogyi? Then I could just sit around and look at them and worry that I might get a fingerprint smudge or (God forbid) someone would want to PLAY one of 'em!!!!!

 :roll

If I had one I'd play it just like my other guitars.


Guitar I want is a 1935-1937 D-18


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: DJ in FL on December 04, 2010, 12:22:57 AM
Yes, good suggestion!  I want to keep all my options open.  :bgrin:


 :+1:   FOR BOTH vote!

 :nice guitar: (make that plural)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: count savage on December 04, 2010, 01:31:56 AM

Well, what about the zircote and cedar Lowden that Richard Thompson designed? Haven't heard it, probably never will, but I kinda trust Richard's judgement in this regard.

http://www.exceptionalguitars.com/inventory/detail.php?sn=LOFT071082


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ronmac on December 04, 2010, 01:10:11 PM
My Larrivee pick would be the 000-50TSB. A beautiful guitar that just feels and sounds sooooooooo goooooood...

Any maker? ...a Michael Greenfield fan fret (probably go for the 7 string version, natural top colour, since we're playing this game with monopoly money).

(http://www.12fret.com/new/Greenfield_G4_fanned_fret_Jy9.jpg)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: SMan on December 04, 2010, 02:13:35 PM
That fan fret looks cool!  :nice guitar:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: BenF on December 04, 2010, 03:08:47 PM
Any guitar wil do, provided I can magically play it well.  That is more important than wood and metal.

In that respect, I am darn lucky with my fine Larrivee.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: bigredscowboy on December 06, 2010, 05:40:37 AM
It'd be super nice to have an original OM-28 JM, those things have appreciated like crazy


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: dave42 on December 06, 2010, 12:44:59 PM
A John Walker Clark Fork or Wise River. The Wise river would be the best addition for me as it is short scale.

I really like this! Clark Fork Brazilian (http://www.johnwalkerguitars.com/JWG1/AvailableCF078.html)

The Wise River. (http://www.johnwalkerguitars.com/JWG1/Wise.html)

Of what I have, my Martin D-42 ain't going nowhere!


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: broKen on December 07, 2010, 12:30:40 AM
This would cure gas for a little while. Way above my pay skill, butt hay.....




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Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Custom Braz D-10 on December 09, 2010, 03:50:17 AM
 :coffee :donut :donut2


!) Wow, Mark Twain's Martin. Some deep resonance there . . .

2) Now I know that when I recently watched a vid by the wonderful Andy McKee (if you don't already know, he's in the Kottke- Hedges line of things, and very fine) it wasn't an optical illusion, a flashback or a fisheye lens. It was a Greenfield guitar. How the heck does that work? Mr. Greenfield must be a very, very finely-tuned luthier to pull that off. Among other things, it must be the Montreal joie de vivre. Well done my excellent countryman! Just might have to take a trip to Montreal. I'd just love to play one, and then humbly decide . . .

3) It used to be so much simpler. With the incredible talent, diversity and complexity of the guitars being made these days, who has the time to keep up except fanatics and those in the business? The more you look into it, the more extraordinary handmade guitar builders you find -- the whole situation is like a seductive Pandora's Box. These days it's seems quite possible to go crazy second guessing yourself about "that one and only" guitar.

4) That said, I think it would be interesting to have a thread about the psychology of the collector. I know something about it, having collected very fine wines for about 10 years and then realizing that in some ways I was more interested in knowing about wine than drinking it. I had all this great wine -- about 650 bottles of very, very fine French, Italian, American and Australian wine (and also, I admit it, some Canadian :doh). The problem is that for the most part I wasn't drinking it all that much, so I sold most of it to restaurants and friends.

5) So while it can be wonderful to covet fine guitars, does it not sometimes get in the way of writing and playing music, rather than facilitating it? Dreaming of, and researching, the ultimate guitar can be a rather time-wasting endeavour these days, regardless of how you'd rather spend time -- playing, writing, or doing something else central to your well-being. Can't chasing after the greatest guitar be like an empty shell game that sometimes distracts from the very reasons why you'd truly want it in the first place?

6) All that said, I feel very fortunate to have found the wonderful guitars I have relatively easily (and inexpensively). From my experience, though -- covetous hypocrite that I am -- the two best guitars I've ever played are:  a late 60's Brazilian (quarter-sown) Martin D-45, from a run of about 400 at the end of an era; and second, a Martin D-45V EIR at Tom Lee's in downtown Vancouver that is the clearest, loudest, most balanced guitar I've ever played -- despite those who would turn up their noses because it's a production guitar . . . If i won the lottery, I'd buy it tomorrow.

7) That said, as far 6-strings go I currently have a rather noteworthy 1998, Vancouver-made Larrivee D-10 Braz, the best Martin HD-28V I've ever played, and a nice Takamine Garth Brooks cutaway dread that I use for playing outside in the hot sun, in car washes, etc.  :smile:  The only guitar I might change is one of my 12-strings, a Taylor 855ce jumbo. It's the best 12er I've ever played in EVERY respect except for the characterically (too) bright, steely and jangly Taylor tone, which I suspect I need to say little about. I'm looking at two replacement options: a Morgan, handmade MadRose 12er that I can get new in Vancouver at a quite reduced price; and a Martin Grand J12-40E which, if you don't know about it, look it up.      

8) Generally, though, I'm trying to simplify things rather than collect: two 6-strings and one 12-string. That's all I need on the acoustic side, although I can appreciate that other much more tuned-in guitarists need more.

All the best . . .

  


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: broKen on December 09, 2010, 05:37:19 AM
:coffee :donut :donut2


!) Wow, Mark Twain's Martin. Some deep resonance there . . .

2) Now I know that when I recently watched a vid by the wonderful Andy McKee (if you don't already know, he's in the Kottke- Hedges line of things, and very fine) it wasn't an optical illusion, a flashback or a fisheye lens. It was a Greenfield guitar. How the heck does that work? Mr. Greenfield must be a very, very finely-tuned luthier to pull that off. Among other things, it must be the Montreal joie de vivre. Well done my excellent countryman! Just might have to take a trip to Montreal. I'd just love to play one, and then humbly decide . . .

3) It used to be so much simpler. With the incredible talent, diversity and complexity of the guitars being made these days, who has the time to keep up except fanatics and those in the business? The more you look into it, the more extraordinary handmade guitar builders you find -- the whole situation is like a seductive Pandora's Box. These days it's seems quite possible to go crazy second guessing yourself about "that one and only" guitar.

4) That said, I think it would be interesting to have a thread about the psychology of the collector. I know something about it, having collected very fine wines for about 10 years and then realizing that in some ways I was more interested in knowing about wine than drinking it. I had all this great wine -- about 650 bottles of very, very fine French, Italian, American and Australian wine (and also, I admit it, some Canadian :doh). The problem is that for the most part I wasn't drinking it all that much, so I sold most of it to restaurants and friends.

5) So while it can be wonderful to covet fine guitars, does it not sometimes get in the way of writing and playing music, rather than facilitating it? Dreaming of, and researching, the ultimate guitar can be a rather time-wasting endeavour these days, regardless of how you'd rather spend time -- playing, writing, or doing something else central to your well-being. Can't chasing after the greatest guitar be like an empty shell game that sometimes distracts from the very reasons why you'd truly want it in the first place?

6) All that said, I feel very fortunate to have found the wonderful guitars I have relatively easily (and inexpensively). From my experience, though -- covetous hypocrite that I am -- the two best guitars I've ever played are:  a late 60's Brazilian (quarter-sown) Martin D-45, from a run of about 400 at the end of an era; and second, a Martin D-45V EIR at Tom Lee's in downtown Vancouver that is the clearest, loudest, most balanced guitar I've ever played -- despite those who would turn up their noses because it's a production guitar . . . If i won the lottery, I'd buy it tomorrow.

7) That said, as far 6-strings go I currently have a rather noteworthy 1998, Vancouver-made Larrivee D-10 Braz, the best Martin HD-28V I've ever played, and a nice Takamine Garth Brooks cutaway dread that I use for playing outside in the hot sun, in car washes, etc.  :smile:  The only guitar I might change is one of my 12-strings, a Taylor 855ce jumbo. It's the best 12er I've ever played in EVERY respect except for the characterically (too) bright, steely and jangly Taylor tone, which I suspect I need to say little about. I'm looking at two replacement options: a Morgan, handmade MadRose 12er that I can get new in Vancouver at a quite reduced price; and a Martin Grand J12-40E which, if you don't know about it, look it up.       

8) Generally, though, I'm trying to simplify things rather than collect: two 6-strings and one 12-string. That's all I need on the acoustic side, although I can appreciate that other much more tuned-in guitarists need more.

All the best . . .

 






 waddeesay?  :?


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Custom Braz D-10 on December 09, 2010, 06:58:09 AM
 :coffee :donut :donut2

Oh, oh, I'm beginning to think that it would be prudent, with reference to wine, to avoid any and all nationalistic biases in a vinophiliacally-correct way that's similar to avoiding religious and political discussion -- notwithstanding the fact that I'm Canadian, live within a few hours of the Okanagan valley, and have bought and enjoyed many wines from there (particularly the high-end Meritages and reds in general from Osooyos Larose, Burrowing Owl, Sumac Ridge, Cedar Creek, Inniskillin, Mission Hills, Gehringer Brothers, Iimkeep(?), Note Bene, Fairview, and many others, as well as some of the great icewines, late harvest and German varietal whites from a variety of sources.

What I was really trying to say was that I had all these ordinary, everyday bottles of Bordeaux, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Burgundy, Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello, California Cab, Australian Shiraz, and so on, but that on top of all that ordinary, everyday stuff, I even had some award-winning Canadian wines!.

Anyway, what do I know -- as I said, I sold nearly all of it anyway . . .


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 09, 2010, 07:19:35 AM

Anyway, what do I know -- as I said, I sold nearly all of it anyway . . .

Still have your '98 D-10b tho  :thumb


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Danny on December 09, 2010, 01:09:55 PM





 waddeesay?  :?
  That collecting things you never use and chasing the "perfect guitar" are vanity. As they consume our time and energies while diverting us from the simplicity of enjoying what we have now.
   I am beginning to realize this myself as the dust grows on so many guitar cases around the house.
   Though in the back of my mind there is this nagging thought that a 000 sized 12 fret SH guitar of yet unknown headstock label or tone wood is waiting for me to find it. I have to sell a few first though.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: broKen on December 09, 2010, 07:05:46 PM
  That collecting things you never use and chasing the "perfect guitar" are vanity.
   Though in the back of my mind there is this nagging thought that a 000 sized 12 fret SH guitar...


Sounds like the beginning of the Forum V. Gloss, sitka, MadRose, (paddlehead?) Just how many guitars does it take to start a special order? (is it possible to have them made in Canada?)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ryler on December 10, 2010, 01:42:40 PM
Ken, now you've started it...

Mine would be a Froggy Bottom.  The one I played was an OM, and I've forgotten their naming system for their model sizes, but I would have to get a 00 for shoulder reasons.  Lots of other fantasy guitars, but I haven't played them, so that's why I would like to date a Frog.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 11, 2010, 12:21:29 AM
so that's why I would like to date a Frog.

Ribbit ribbit.   :wave


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ryler on December 11, 2010, 02:51:52 PM
Ribbit ribbit.   :wave

Roger, that is clearly an invitation for our first date.  I'll be ready at 7:00, you pick the restaurant.  Make sure it has lily pads.   :bgrin:   Oh, and don't tell my husband, he gets jealous of this kind of thing.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 11, 2010, 05:19:01 PM
Roger, that is clearly an invitation for our first date.  I'll be ready at 7:00, you pick the restaurant.  Make sure it has lily pads.   :bgrin:   Oh, and don't tell my husband, he gets jealous of this kind of thing.

Rainforest Cafe, made the reservation and told them to put the lily pads on the same side of the table.  We have a lot in common, my wife feels the same as your husband.

So you will recognize me, here's my picture.

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Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ryler on December 11, 2010, 05:49:09 PM
Oh, this is love at first sight for me!  I'll be dressed as a princess wearing a tiara.  (And if you recall from my first post, it's the Froggy's Bottom that I'm most interested in.  Got a picture of that?)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on December 11, 2010, 06:18:38 PM
I'm usually not this forward, butt

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Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: smilodon on December 11, 2010, 06:44:51 PM
Since I actually just bought the guitar I would most love to own recently I'm not really infatuated with anything in particular right now. Although I saw a couple of guitars yesterday that piqued my interest. The first was a Martin OMC Atringer 1, a specialty instrument made in collaboration with Matt Artinger. It has a handful of the latest high end luthier features like a beveled edge and a soundport (it also has an oval shaped soundhole and a triangle of wood glued to the top under the strings near the bridge for some reason I can't quite fathom.) It did sound very good when I played it though.

Another one that I liked was a Boulder Creek Solitaire series that just arrived at the local guitar shop. Another guitar with a sound port, but I thought this one had a much better bass response than the Martin.

I'm pretty sure that when I really find a next guitar I would most love to own it's going to be an OM but aside from that it may be a few years before I see the one. But that's the joy of trying out a lot of different guitars you get to dream about what you really want from an instrument.


 :donut :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ryler on December 11, 2010, 07:45:23 PM
I'm usually not this forward, butt

LOL!


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: rwskaggs on December 11, 2010, 07:51:29 PM
From the banter, I guess the old maxim is true - you must kiss a bunch of frogs in order to find your prince..... :guitar

 :donut2 :donut2 :donut2


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: markyboy on December 14, 2010, 06:00:51 AM
d-35


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: gschaps on December 17, 2010, 02:12:17 PM

 :+1:   FOR BOTH vote!

 :nice guitar: (make that plural)
The RS4's a big step up from the Godin Exit 22 we used to have.  Great sounding guitar which I really enjoy hearing my son play!
Thanks!


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: scotty75 on December 23, 2010, 01:20:39 AM
The best guitar I've ever played was a Collings, but I've never played a high end Larrivee, so it's still negotiable!
 :donut :donut2 :donut :donut2 :coffee :donut :donut2


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: cke on December 23, 2010, 01:43:12 AM
Ken, now you've started it...

Mine would be a Froggy Bottom.  The one I played was an OM, and I've forgotten their naming system for their model sizes, but I would have to get a 00 for shoulder reasons.  Lots of other fantasy guitars, but I haven't played them, so that's why I would like to date a Frog.
I once played a Froggy Bottom M - OM size that is unforgettable...


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: cke on December 23, 2010, 01:52:17 AM
 That collecting things you never use and chasing the "perfect guitar" are vanity. As they consume our time and energies while diverting us from the simplicity of enjoying what we have now.
   I am beginning to realize this myself as the dust grows on so many guitar cases around the house.
   Though in the back of my mind there is this nagging thought that a 000 sized 12 fret SH guitar of yet unknown headstock label or tone wood is waiting for me to find it. I have to sell a few first though.
:+1: We make lots excuses but in the end there is no perfect anything. Or there are many. Make your choice and enjoy. Makes for a much happier life I think. I was lucky when I found my L-09; it has the sound I hear in my head. I enjoy playing some really impressive gits, but none have made me even consider trading. The more I realize this, the less GAS I have.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ummagumma on December 23, 2010, 05:35:07 AM

 ....so very true:

"5) So while it can be wonderful to covet fine guitars, does it not sometimes get in the way of writing and playing music, rather than facilitating it? Dreaming of, and researching, the ultimate guitar can be a rather time-wasting endeavour these days, regardless of how you'd rather spend time -- playing, writing, or doing something else central to your well-being. Can't chasing after the greatest guitar be like an empty shell game that sometimes distracts from the very reasons why you'd truly want it in the first place?"

 I'm in the middle of purging a bunch of electrics....realized that if I only had 1 gtr & 1 amp, I'd be a much better musician than I am  :nana_guitar

 not easy decisions to make though....which to keep?


 back to the original question: one guitar I'd love to play for a while is Peter Green's original Les Paul





Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: JOYCEfromNS on December 23, 2010, 11:51:20 AM

 I'm in the middle of purging a bunch of electrics....




oh :? Do tell :smile:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ronmac on December 23, 2010, 12:51:01 PM
The Webber that Fitness has on the block is causing me to  :crying: at being too poor.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: SMan on December 23, 2010, 02:23:52 PM
After selling off a few I now have a little in the kitty for my next guitar diversion.  :thumb


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: drmar120 on December 24, 2010, 10:06:16 PM
Best guitar I ever played was a Collings C-10--not terribly expense as such things go, but well out of my league.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: gschaps on December 29, 2010, 09:19:01 PM
  That collecting things you never use and chasing the "perfect guitar" are vanity. As they consume our time and energies while diverting us from the simplicity of enjoying what we have now.
:+1:


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Melodeous on January 01, 2011, 05:39:12 PM
I like them Troll Guitars!   :rolleye:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_2qlLRsCjncY/RoYFPtb1YyI/AAAAAAAAAQY/zK9lrdX5LJA/s400/troll_tele.jpg)

That is one very cool guitar. I need to get one now.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Melodeous on January 03, 2011, 12:40:01 AM
On the topic, I really can't. I've played quite a few which are far fewer than what I'd like to. If the question was restricted to what has been played my answer would be what I currently own. I'm at a point where I appreciate testimonials from players but until I play it/them it's no sale.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: ummagumma on January 03, 2011, 05:57:04 PM

 I hear you can't expose those Troll guitars to sunlight though, or they turn to stone ;)


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: FSG4ME on January 14, 2011, 04:00:50 PM
Martin Geoff Muldaur 0018H....plays like a piano


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: rockstar_not on January 21, 2011, 07:24:09 PM
Rainsong JM model with original 6 string neck profile


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: C-10-4-me on January 23, 2011, 03:27:30 AM
Petros with a sinker redwood top.
If I can't have that.I want my old J-45 burst back.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: KYPicker on January 26, 2011, 12:49:39 AM
If I could pick any guitar, it would be a Froggy Bottom.  I don't know which model, shape or tonewoods....I would let Michael Millard help me figure that out.  He is a master at building the guitar to fit the player, which makes his instruments so exquisite.

I've only played one, but it was quite an experience.  And it wasn't even built for me!


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: thirdlake123 on February 16, 2011, 12:43:25 AM
A Ken Parker Olive Branch archtop acoustic. I know that I will never touch one, but I can dream.

These guitars combine a unique mix of old-world luthier and modern engineering skills. Parker made a huge mark in the electric guitar business with the Fly. Too bad the masses just want electrics with Les Paul, strat and tele shapes.  See pictures of the Olive Branch at;

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com/kenparkerarchtoa.html

and here is a great article with lots of insight into guitar construction

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com/NewYorkerArticle.pdf

Cheers
 :donut2


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: Mr_LV19E on February 17, 2011, 05:27:24 PM
A Ken Parker Olive Branch archtop acoustic. I know that I will never touch one, but I can dream.

http://www.kenparkerarchtops.com/kenparkerarchtoa.html

Cheers
 :donut2

Thats quite an interesting design.


Title: Re: Which guitar would you most love to own?
Post by: sgalow on March 09, 2011, 01:54:22 AM
Interesting design but very nice all the same...  Lots of nice selections there...

Sean