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« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2007, 11:59:22 PM »

I really have found my playing improve with the addition of my Webber Roundbody (cedar/mahogany).  The wider nut at 1&13/16ths and the wider string spacing at 2&5/16ths has really made a difference for me...not to mention the cedar top which is very responsive to a lighter bare fingers style of playing.


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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2007, 10:24:42 AM »

I really have found my playing improve with the addition of my Webber Roundbody (cedar/mahogany).  The wider nut at 1&13/16ths and the wider string spacing at 2&5/16ths has really made a difference for me...not to mention the cedar top which is very responsive to a lighter bare fingers style of playing.




So nice Pat...I love that Webber of yours.  Cedar and mahogany, great combination for fingerstyle, woody and warm!!  I'm still picking on that all mahogany parlor you sold me...love more and more all the time.
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2007, 11:31:00 AM »

If you get the chance to try one of Dana Bourgeois' new DBJ model, designed specifically for a fingerstyle player, don't pass it up. These statements by David Wren of the Twelfth Fret pretty much sum up my feelings of those instruments:

What a truly "alive" sounding instrument!  This guitar is positively BURSTING with layer upon layer upon LAYER of sound!!!  With a very strong, warm bass and lower midrange response as a foundation,  this guitar then sprays you with a shower of overtones that changes with every subtle change in your attack.  This instrument really will keep even the most fickle fingerstyle connoisseur engaged for many many years!

It is almost ironic that the luthier who has so many prominent flatpicking recording artists playing his instruments,  builds one of the nicest fingerstyle guitars I've ever heard!  Every time we get one of these DBJ models in our store,  and I mean EVERY time,  it invariably gets singled out by our customers as "the best fingerstyle guitar I've ever played!"

This guitar not only has an openness and immediacy of response that would satisfy the most demanding player,  but an overall warmth and profound presence that simply crushes most other fingerstyle instruments!


Over blown salesmanship? Not at all! Everything he says is confirmed to me each time I play mine...

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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2007, 10:10:07 PM »

So nice Pat...I love that Webber of yours.  Cedar and mahogany, great combination for fingerstyle, woody and warm!!  I'm still picking on that all mahogany parlor you sold me...love more and more all the time.

Hey Denis

Glad to hear that you are still enjoying the parlor.  I bet with all your playing it is really sounding good.  Most of my playing time is going to the Webber but I have started to use the L03R for dropped tuinings and as you would guess sounds great, so the Larrivee is strating to get a bit more playing time. 

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« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2007, 12:10:58 PM »

Hey Denis

Glad to hear that you are still enjoying the parlor.  I bet with all your playing it is really sounding good.  Most of my playing time is going to the Webber but I have started to use the L03R for dropped tuinings and as you would guess sounds great, so the Larrivee is strating to get a bit more playing time. 

Pa

Pat, as much as I love my guitars, I would love to have the same combination as you.  Talbk about 2 completely different animals!!!  A rw/sitka L and cedar/mahogany Webber!  Like chocolate and caramel!
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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2007, 03:53:32 AM »

Speaking of Huss & Dalton....man is this thing purty,or what?

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« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2007, 01:09:42 PM »

For fingerstyle I first bought my Martin OM28v , has one of the warmest tones Ive ever heard or felt - then i picked up a Larrivee OMv60 , that is probably my favorite ( at the moment ) but as silly as this sounds sometimes i put my Dick Boak Dread into DADGAD and i think thats the most perfect guitar for fingerstyle , sometimes having the strings closer together for me is easier to play certain kinds of music - I honestly think theirs no rules when it comes to fingerstyle guitars - theirs is so much variety in music styles from one player to the next -
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« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2007, 05:13:57 PM »


I play only fingerstyle, no picks.

I love my H&D 00-SP, except mine has a 1.75 nut width & I do prefer a 1 13/16 - which my Gibson Smeck, Martin Norman Blake & my soon-to-arrive Collings 001 have.

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I play with a flatpick most of the time but last night, I sat outside and played fingerstyle.  I can see why so many play fingerstyle exclusively.

Current fingerstyle guitar?      Larrivee 000-50  (It does it all)

Next fingerstyle guitar?        Maybe a Huss & Dalton 00-SP 

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« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2007, 05:16:46 PM »

Next fingerstyle guitar I'll get will have:

A 2 1/4" spacing at the saddle.  That's the most important thing, much more than the nut.  Most acoustics are 2 1/8".  I can fingerpick those but barely.



I think nut width is very important, but I agrre that saddle spacing is equally so. My martin 000-28NB is the widest guitar I have at the saddle;y my Larrivee Parlor the narrowest.

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