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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2008, 09:09:25 PM »

Seriously folks.....  I've played them all....  Some Martins I liked...  Some Taylors I liked.... Some whatever else is out there I liked....  But for me, $ for $, Larivee has the best sound and craftmenship -  Do I sound like I just bought one?

I want to buy another one!  (Did my wife hear me say that?)   bowdown

 

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« Reply #41 on: June 17, 2008, 11:54:44 PM »

I'm sure it sounds, well...like a taylor.   

check out Larry Murante (singer songwrite in WA state) who plays a Taylor - sounds pretty good to me.  I don't think they are worth the up charge - some Tak's and def a lot of Larrivees sound just as good or better for less.  Mostly I hear the anti Taylor comments from the martin/gibson folks - surprised to hear that from an open minded Larrivee devotee.   Perhaps your a closet Taylor man??? just a thoght   ohmy
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« Reply #42 on: June 18, 2008, 02:44:49 AM »

      I wouldn't kick a 814 out of my closet if it showed up there.
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« Reply #43 on: June 18, 2008, 05:10:49 PM »

I guarantee you this one isn't going anywhere!

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« Reply #44 on: June 19, 2008, 02:20:16 AM »

 nice guitar
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« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2008, 03:04:57 AM »

I guarantee you this one isn't going anywhere!


Ed,

Where'd you get that armrest?  Never seen one like that before. 
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« Reply #46 on: June 19, 2008, 04:49:51 AM »

I'll recheck later but I'm almost certain it was Oak, on the first one he made and it was just a used pallet. There is another luthier that did a similar guitar out of normal wood. I'll find that info and post it too. I'm just interested in the craftsmanship side. I like working with my hands. I just did some delicate silver soldering before I came in to work at my desk.... (got a little sidetracked) but I know so little about working with wood, it intrigues me. Danny

Did someone say oak  -  I think it was taylor or martic that build some guitars out of the oak benches they removed from the grand ol opry ... can anyone refresh my obsolete 8 bit memory bank
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« Reply #47 on: June 19, 2008, 04:51:13 AM »

hey, Doyle Dykes plays a Taylor, and he don't play junk  (excuse post, I just thoght it sounded cool)  rolleye
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« Reply #48 on: June 19, 2008, 12:33:19 PM »

Did someone say oak  -  I think it was taylor or martic that build some guitars out of the oak benches they removed from the grand ol opry ... can anyone refresh my obsolete 8 bit memory bank

                     I read about this recently but I think it was a small builder like Gallagher.
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« Reply #49 on: July 30, 2008, 07:49:40 PM »

It comes down to this. If you are spending that much time on building a guitar, then why not use the best wood? Unless it's a rare wood, wood is minimal in cost compared to the production.

Where it does make sense to use lower grade (appearance wood) is stuff coming out of the Asian countries.  I rather have real wood with good sound than have plywood that looks nice.  The Asian guitars will definitely be very competitive if they switch to real wood for back and sides, I couldn't care less if the maple is flamed.
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