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naboz
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« on: March 26, 2004, 03:56:10 PM »

It is obvious those here enjoy and appreciate fine sounding guitars :rolleyes:   I am wondering if any of you have played a Ryan, and did it seem to justify the price for you?  Let me say, I would have one in a heartbeat--w/o ever playing one; just their look and construction, it is my Dream Guitar...but, I could buy like 8 Larrivees instead,and that would be some stable!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2004, 04:23:10 PM »

Thoughts?  There are tons of killer guitars out there by small builders. I'll never be able to justify an Olson, or some other 5 figure guitar, but luckily there are a large and growing stable of handmade small shop luthiers out there building guitars in the 2,500 to 3,500 zone.  It's possibly the best time to be a guitar buyer in history, although it's a tough time be a guitar builder.  Hopefully many of these folks will make it.  Look around you'll be amazed.  You can start right down the street so to speak from Larrivee at www.legendguitar.com .  I think it's a two or three person operation.  At least it was when I got mine 4 years ago.  Speaking of Larrivees, my SD-50 arrives monday http://www.larrivee.com/sloped/ .  It's got nothing to do with this thread, I'm just telling everybody I run across  :rolleyes:  
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2004, 04:41:27 PM »

I can't justify the cost up in that range.....if I made a living playing guitar, or was rich, or had a discerning ear, then I'd be on it (maybe not Ryan, but some other....).

I can dream about it. Powerball....Lotto.....otherwise, I make do with what I have.

I saw an entertainer at our church....I thought he was playing a custom Larrivee 0010.....he was playing a Ryan, and whatever set up he had was sure working.....that's the acoustic sound I'd want on stage!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2004, 05:14:48 PM »

I'm with GIGGLER, I'm not in the position to be able to spend a few thousand on a guitar.  For now I'll stick with the Larrivee 03 series because I don't think that I'll find a better guitar at that price point.  However, if I do find myself in the position I wouldn't hesitate to pickup a Lakewood M-32 or J-50 which run right around $2000.  I also like the looks of John Mayes guitars and Doolin guitars among other small builders as well.
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