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« on: February 08, 2005, 01:36:39 AM »

HI everybody.

I realize that there are many of you who own practically more than 2-3 guitars.
Probably more. But i have always been a one guitar guy. I think its awesome to be so commited to just 1 guitar.

SO lets begin!

If you own only 1 acoustic your entire life which would it be?

It would be the combination of the best elements of a Taylor 814ce with a Martin HD-28. If someone knows of such a guitar in existence
being made let me know. There would be no need for me to buy another acoustic.


whats yours?

 
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2005, 01:47:04 AM »

I'm hoping my D60 on order  will fit that particular bill!
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2005, 01:51:23 AM »

Though I know I could never survive with just one It would be........? B)  
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 02:45:45 AM »

As primarily a strummer and flatpicker wannabe, I would probably go with a Collings D3 or D2H.  Of course as soon as I played it a while, I would get G.A.S. for something else!!  :D  
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2005, 03:11:25 AM »

I've "auditioned" over 100 guitars in the last four years since becoming familiar with Ebay.   One thing I have learned is that no guitar has it all.....to take it a step further, what sounds good to you on one day may not two weeks later.   That said, after meeting with some people on the AGF in Jacksonville a few weeks ago and playing Ricks Goodall MHGC, I think that is a guitar that I could live with for a long time.  I have owned a couple of Goodalls, but they were both rosewood CJ's   I am starting to realize that the smaller bodied instruments are best to my ear, and that the Mahogany tone is best for my style in a high end or "boutique" guitar (Mahogany can be thin in the treble registers to me in lower end instruments). Everyone's ear is different and likely changing as your playing improves and evolves......play what sounds good to you today and be happy ;)  
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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2005, 03:39:43 AM »

Right Now This is getting some of my playing time  :lol:




If I'd have to chose Then it would probaly be my Ventura acoustic which has been geting the most attention as of late.Here she is.  :D




I think For my self after playing the Ventura I'm thinking that Mahogany guitars might be the sound I like. Now if I can just get a chance to try some Larrivee Mahogany guitars at some point just to test this theory.  :lol:  
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2005, 03:43:57 AM »

It would have to be a Josep Melo JM3. I was lucky enough to play one of these a couple of times at a local guitar shop (thank you, John Reynolds, since you knew it was out of my reach, and you still let me play it).

I'm not usually drawn to archtops but this was the most beautiful sounding and playing guitar I've ever come across.



One day maybe...


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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2005, 05:50:58 AM »

Forumites are probably tired of hearing it, but for right now, it's my little Bourgie.  
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2005, 11:52:30 AM »

My D-03R would satisfy the need for me, but I love my nylon strings also.

If we are talking about holy grail type stuff, probably a Martin 000-28VS. Maybe a Larrivée 000-60.

 
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2005, 12:42:55 PM »

my Larrivee D-09 brazilian or an inlaid version of the same.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2005, 01:36:33 PM »

Well, can I have two, please sir?

I am thinning my herd (gasp) and I have my keepers narrowed to two:

Larrivee L10 for DADGAD and fingerpicking.

Bourgeois JOMC DLX for everything else.

If I had to pick just one (gasp)....

 the Bourgeois would win out. Not that it is a better guitar, just that it is more versatile.

Please, don't make me choose...

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« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2005, 02:34:07 PM »

I don't know.  I would be hard pressed to choose outta my 3.  I've played a Taylor 710, a Martin d28, a SCGC Tony Rice Dread, and a Breedlove SC?(really don't remember the model).  Some poor soul actually traded the latter 2 in at the local Guitar Center.  I was in there looking for a set of bridge pins they didn't have, surprised?  The poor kid behind the counter didn't know what tusq was.  Anyway, I liked the Breedlove and the Santa Cruz.  The B was priced reasonably while the SC was $2500 and had been "well loved."  All that said, I haven't had that much experience with other brands.  I love my Larrivees.  I know my "only" guitar would be an L body, probably the special edition L-09, and I'd have to sell what I have to get it and that would be a tough choice.
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« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2005, 03:16:31 PM »

Right now, of my guitars, it would probably be the blackwood. Thankfully, I do not have to make that decision.  ;)  
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2005, 03:19:08 PM »

I have a '75 brazilian L09. 'Nuff said.  
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2005, 03:56:56 PM »

Maybe I'll take back my post above. If I could have just one, it might have to be this'un:


Edit: OOPS! Just noticed that that's not his usual D-18 - it has a pick guard!
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« Reply #15 on: February 08, 2005, 04:07:40 PM »

Just one?  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:
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« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2005, 05:23:36 PM »

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Just one?  :lol:
Spoken like a true salesman.   :lol:

BTW, I'm buying it, hook, line, & sinker.    :P

IF, I only could have one, it would probably be my Avalon (today).  I say that, but my Taylor holds a lot of sentimental value.  I'd have to be REALLY hard up to sell either one.  Ditto on the Larrivee J-05, for that matter.  They all excel at different things, but each is versatile
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« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2005, 06:11:29 PM »

Clarence Whites HD28 now owned by Tony rice  or/
Eric Shoenbergs 1930 Martin OM45  or/
The signed Esteban deluxe owned by Orsino  :D  
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« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2005, 06:34:57 PM »

Mayes Sloped Dread
Either IR, Zircote, or BR- B&S
with a European Spruce Top
Custom Neck width and shape (I've got small hands)
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« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2005, 07:30:23 PM »

Well being the practical man I am(hopefully my wife wont read this she would think im crazy)..... I would have to go with my CA Bluegrass Performer. Continues to amaze me with its clear tone and stability. Just picked it up after not playing it for a few weeks and it is still in tune. This in an apartment so dry I have lizard skin, and sitting against the outside wall of our apartment. If I had to pick one non composite guitar an all mahogany forum would look good to me-maybe for Valentine's Day(hopefully she's looking now)
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