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« on: October 03, 2017, 12:29:44 AM »

Kind of slow on the forum, so here goes. I was calling on a client in Palo Alto near Gryphon Instruments today and after my call, I stopped in to strum a few.
 They always have a number of high end used guitars.  I played a 2016 Santa Cruz DPW ($4750), a D28 1937 Authentic ($3750), vintage 1944 Martin 000-18 ($5800),
  a 2004 Collings D2HG ($3200) , a 2008 Goodall Rosewood Grand Concert ($4100) a Bourgeois, and a few others I can't remember.   The DPW was remarkably un-remarkable.
 In fact, the only one that really stood out was the Goodall.  I have a Goodall Standard, and he really makes great guitars.   Other than that, there was nothing that
impressed me more than my JCL 40th and D10.  Guess that's a good thing.  
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1998 Larrivee OM5MT
1998 Larrivee D10 Brazilian "Flying Eagle"
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 04:53:46 AM »

It would be interesting to sit down with some of those guitars in the same room as your Larrivees and listen to them both from behind and in front (with someone else playing them).  I've learned not to trust my memory anymore (if I can't play guitars back to back in the same setting). Of course, with some guitars it's pretty obvious they're average or below average. With others, you gotta play 'em and listen closely...

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 01:46:29 PM »

  I've learned not to trust my memory anymore (if I can't play guitars back to back in the same setting). Of course, with some guitars it's pretty obvious they're average or below average. With others, you gotta play 'em and listen closely...

I hear ya, Mikey (figuratively speaking, of course).
I'm always amazed when guys say that their guitar has really opened up over the past year(s).
 I know that I cannot remember what my guitar sounded like a year or two or three ago.
I wish I had a memory like that.
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