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« on: August 29, 2006, 05:32:53 AM »

Stopped by a good local shop today and played some beautiful guitars.  They were all used, but in mint condition.  I was most impressed with a Santa Cruz F 1.  An unusual sized guitar, incredibly mellow sounding with great balance.  Also played a John Kinnaird Madagascar/ Spruce cutaway and a Thompson.  Had never seen any Kinnaird or Thompson guitars.  Played a 1996 Taylor 712 Brazilian and several nice Martins.  The Taylor sounded better than any I had ever played, but I didn't get much volume out of it's concert body. 

Then I came home and pulled out my Larrivee D10.  It compares quite favorably with all the best.  It sounds as good as those high end guitars at quite a bit less money.  If price were no object I would probably take the Santa Cruz.  But I got my Larrivee for half the price of the Santa Cruz.  It just reaffirmed to me that Larrivee is probably the best value out there for a high end acoustic.

1971 Yamaha FG200 (My original guitar)
1996 Yamaha DW5S
2002 Yamaha LL500
1990 Goodall Rosewood Standard
2007 Larrrivee JCL 40th Anniversary
1998 Larrivee OM5MT
1998 Larrivee D10 Brazilian "Flying Eagle"
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