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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2007, 02:06:40 AM »

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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2007, 03:27:00 AM »

Right now my Gibson Vintage AJ,BUT my Guild JF30 is a very close 2nd.
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2007, 04:43:22 AM »

Right now my Gibson Vintage AJ,BUT my Guild JF30 is a very close 2nd.


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« Reply #23 on: October 24, 2007, 06:12:46 AM »

When I'm not playing my L-09 MR (which isn't often), I pull out my H&D TDMA. My original dream guitar was a Collings D2HA, but when I compared the H&D with all the guitars in the shop, including a D1A, a CW (IRW & Adi), and a couple of R Taylors as well, the H&D won hands down! Now it's the neglected child blush

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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2007, 08:38:12 AM »

After my Larrivée Parlor, it has to be my (Gibson) Kalamazoo Oriole KGN-12 which is a ladder-braced maple guitar with a spruce top modelled on the LG-00.  It's a great guitar for blues fingerpicking with great definition of the individual strings but without sounding too "mean".  It had been dated at 1942, but the serial number would seem to indicate it might actually be 1941.  Whatever, I think Gibson only made that model from 1940-42 iincl.  Photos can be viewed at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/parlorpicker/sets/72157601123113490/

Apart from various 00 and 000 Larris, I lust after a similar sized instrument from Santa Cruz or Collings.  Having said that, a luthier friend has a half-finished rosewood 00, but he's taking ages over it.
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« Reply #25 on: October 24, 2007, 11:40:04 AM »

Right now my Gibson Vintage AJ,BUT my Guild JF30 is a very close 2nd.

I agree with Rob on the Gibson and the Guild. I am lucky to have an AJ and a D-40 Guild. The AJ kind of combines the best of Gibson and a little bit of a Martin sound. But, my heart thumps when I pick up the Collings C-10 I acquired earlier this spring.
I've never met a Guild I didn't like--it doesn't matter where or when they were made, there is a sound to a Guild that is unique.
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« Reply #26 on: October 24, 2007, 01:05:59 PM »

I pull out my H&D TDMA. My original dream guitar was a Collings D2HA, but when I compared the H&D with all the guitars in the shop, including a D1A, a CW (IRW & Adi), and a couple of R Taylors as well, the H&D won hands down!

The H&D TDMA is my current dream guitar. The first H&D I ever played was a TOM-A with beeswing mahogany.  It was one of the best-sounding guitars I'd ever heard, looked like a million bucks, and felt like it weighed a couple of ounces.  At the time, though, I was convinced I needed a dread.  I'm now to a point where I only hit myself in the head once or twice a day for passing it up. 
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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2007, 01:07:35 PM »

You mean that I own? My Yamaha red tag FG180! 
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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2007, 01:10:56 PM »

Just put a Colosi bone saddle and some ebony bridge pins in my Martin 000-15S....man I loved it before making these mods but wow!  I love this guitar to bits!  The L-03 is still a favorite but is it ever nice to have two guitars that can do most anything you want them to....

I buffed out the satin finish and took off the pickguard within days of getting it...only thing left to do now is to find some nice open gear tuners and take off those Schallers they use on this model.  Not that they are bad tuners, they are excellent, but I think a nice set of Grover Sta-Tites would look a whole lot nicer...

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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2007, 01:43:20 PM »

Tuff the Guild is an American made.I've played a lot of factory seconds from China and all have been great.One of my buds has the Chinesse Jumbo like yours and its a great guitar.
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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2007, 01:54:48 PM »

My OM/PW has the sound!

I'm a big fan of the SCGC people; they really know there stuff. They consider the effects of everything put into making a guitar from kerf linings to top thickness.

Here's a cool video from the 2007 Summer NAMM show.
http://www.acousticguitar.com/video/playvideo.aspx?videoname=SummerNamm/AG_Summer_NAMM_Santa_Cruz

AG has more, including Jean.
http://www.acousticguitar.com/LEVELTWO/SummerNAMMVideoGallery-472.aspx
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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2007, 02:26:59 PM »

Jeremy, I am with you on the SCGC people. Excellent geetar builders, plus they have customer service in mind when they sell an instrument.
I just wish my OM/PW was mahogany at times. I am growing away from rosewood. It must be planets or the penguins Unclrob fears!
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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2007, 02:37:09 PM »

Denis - That looks very sweet! Nice work.
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« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2007, 02:52:03 PM »

Denis - That looks very sweet! Nice work.

Thanks Duck.  That's an older picture though the ebony bridge pins I got have the abalone dots...in the photo is't still the old white plastic ones.  That photo was also taken before I took a little Meguiars' polish to it so it's a bit shinier than that now as well.  It's amazing how much the grain will just pop out when you buff out a satin finish.  I did the back and sides on the L-03 a while ago but still have to do the top....next string change!
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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2007, 05:50:39 PM »

Here lately, it's been my Taylor 355. Easily the best-sounding, easiest-palying 12 banger I've ever owned.

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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2007, 07:05:37 PM »

A too close to call toss up between the Eastman 810CE and the latest entry the PAVAN TP30. I picked up the Pavan since I was sans nylon and just began Brazilian guitar classes a couple of months ago. It is not only excellent for the Brazilian tunes, but it inspire me to start (re)learning the Brouwer etudes I hadn't looked at since the early 70's.
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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2007, 11:08:30 PM »

My 1955 Martin D18.  It's pictured here with me,  along with my 1973 D18S


Hear it here.  http://h1.ripway.com/woody%20b/music/Guitar%20demos/1955D18.mp3
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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2007, 11:34:20 PM »

It's my newest guitar; a Taylor GS-8:
http://www.taylorguitars.com/Guitars/Acoustic/GS/GS8/
I have the sunburst finish and it's the guitar I've been "going to" at the moment.
I alternate between it, my Larrivee D-03R, and my 1963 Gibson J-45.
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« Reply #38 on: October 25, 2007, 12:16:26 PM »

It's too difficult to choose just one . . .
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« Reply #39 on: October 25, 2007, 04:09:53 PM »

It's too difficult to choose just one . . .

Boy, I agree with that, but I would have to say my Martin custom 0018-VS

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