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« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2005, 08:10:35 PM »

For strumming and sing-alongs that's easy: Martin D-28GE.

A rosewood dread is pretty versatile - even for fingerstyle once you learn to control the bass response and become accustomed to the narrow string spacing. I've been playing something similar (albeit way inferior in materials) for over a dozen years and never had anything else but electrics to compare it with. Now having tried various OM, 000 and grand auditoriums I see what I've been missing out on. Ignorance has NOT been bliss!  :)  
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« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2005, 08:58:47 PM »

No doubt, the ONE in my mind now would be a Froggy Bottom - maybe their M model (00 size).  I am extremely curious about Greven's Prairie State model

I love mahogany guitars and my L01 would suffice if need be - versatile, sounds great

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Prairie State

Froggy Bottom - I would love to cherry pick their entire lineup

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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2005, 09:11:01 PM »

I'm trying to find that "one" guitar with little success.  Right now it has to be my OM-05.  At one time it was a Martin D35 but I tired over the rosewood dred sound.  I do like the volume from the dred though.

One guitar I won't be getting rid of, believe it or not, is a Washburn D14.  It's been around here for 12 or 13 years, rosewood plywood that sounds more like mahog, top is bellied, saddle ground down to almost nothing for string height, fingerboard has gullies worn in it.  It's great though.  I leave it on a stand, never humidify it, can take it outdoors and not worry. It's been dropped and banged and has two cracks in the side. Best of all, it's an easy player and has a great blues tone.  All for $100 used with case.

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« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2005, 10:59:18 PM »

I'd have to say a Brazillian Rosewood Martin D-45.
Stained top just the way I wanted it too.
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« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2005, 11:19:29 PM »

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I'm hoping my D60 on order  will fit that particular bill!
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« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2005, 01:11:37 AM »

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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!
Are you referring to Andy's or Clarence's?
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« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2005, 01:38:34 AM »

Wouldn't and couldn't do it!  If I have to live with not buying any more guitars and just playing the 2 I have, I would be content :)  My L-03R is truly a great guitar for strumming and picking and I love the feel of it.  My Lowden plays lovely with the more "serious" music I am studying.  These 2 guitars fit every thing I expect and am capible of.  Everyday they are showing me something new and exciting.  We're going to be growing together for a long time.  As soon as I get home from work, they are begging me to play them.  I put them off until 2nd after saying hello to my son and hearing about his day.  He's 2 and a half, so sometimes it gets a little off track  ;)

I guess I didn't really answer the question  

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« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2005, 02:09:49 AM »

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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!
Are you referring to Andy's or Clarence's?
Andy's. Normally played one with no pick guard.
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« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2005, 02:58:53 AM »

If I had to choose, it would be the OM-03 PA. It does all I ask it to do, and more. It sounds just right to my ear, and is a delight to play.

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« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2005, 03:34:39 AM »

I'd be content with a Larrivee Made LSV-30 classical.  It has the sound I want and a cutaway I need, and it's backed by L'arrivee factory.  This guitar would allow me to do jazz and classical at the same time, and I probably can't outplay it in my lifetime.
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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2005, 05:07:48 AM »

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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!
Are you referring to Andy's or Clarence's?
Andy's. Normally played one with no pick guard.
You do realize that is Clarence White and the Kentucky Colonels backing up Andy here (with Leroy Mack (McNees) on dobro).
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« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2005, 05:14:44 AM »

Hmmmm.. Just one, eh?   That's a tough one...   Right now, I'm going back and forth between my Taylor 912ce Cocobolo and Engelmann and a recently acquired Martin OMC-28 Laurence Juber Signature model.  I love the feel and playability of the 1-7/8" neck on the Taylor, but the Martin has such rich tone I could listen to it for days...

My D-60 is a great strumming guitar, but I find myself playing a lot more fingerstyle than anything else, so it would definitely make the short list but not the final round...
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« Reply #32 on: February 09, 2005, 11:34:49 AM »

Only one?
I think I would then have to establish two seperate identities in two different cities. I would then have to commute between the two cities. This would be a bear, but it would keep me in a upper end Larrivee and a Martin D-18GE. One would stay in each house and I just wouldn't tell you guys! ;)
However, if this Twilight Zone lifestyle was impossible, then I would go for a Huss & Dalton OM. afro
Sorry, I do have the traits of a traitor...
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« Reply #33 on: February 09, 2005, 11:54:34 AM »

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You do realize that is Clarence White and the Kentucky Colonels backing up Andy here (with Leroy Mack (McNees) on dobro).
Aye, bucko. Me thinks we be pirating this thread. Yarrrr!!
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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2005, 01:40:06 PM »

Pirate away...there are some fans of The Darlings aka The Dillards around these parts!
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« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2005, 03:29:52 PM »

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Pirate away...there are some fans of The Darlings aka The Dillards around these parts!
Maybe THIS is the one:
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« Reply #36 on: February 09, 2005, 03:50:12 PM »

...and perhaps someday a Larrivée might be the guitar of choice on the forum. Hmmmm.  
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« Reply #37 on: February 09, 2005, 04:27:54 PM »

My vote goes to a 12 fret 000 - most versatile guitars I've ever played.  I love my Collings, but am looking forward to seeing Larrivee's version.  

Wish they'd make it in a 03 series!!
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« Reply #38 on: February 09, 2005, 09:13:23 PM »

sticking to guitars I own, my SD-50 hands down.  
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« Reply #39 on: February 09, 2005, 10:15:59 PM »

Well I am crazy about my L-09 and I am sure would be very happy with it for a long time.

But....
I have played acouple of Froggy Bottoms that have knocked my socks off.  I am very interested in exploring them further.  This one would do nicely.
http://www.luthierscollection.com/acoustic...roggy/fb52.html

I have also always loved SCGC.  I am sure this one is a keeper.
http://www.guitaradoptions.com/prodcat/cus...&cat=303&page=1

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