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Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by s5tuart, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Seems like an inherent problem emerging!
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It’s a Blueridge. It’s a bit pricier (but not Taylor/Martin range).
     
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    jaybones Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    +1 on Yamaha!

    I recently added an FG 830-12 to my stable. Solid spruce top, $329 shipped.

    Not an A/E, and a 12.
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    UPDATE

    I have incoming!
    Thanks for all the suggestions and apologies for my impatience!
    I got a great deal on a Hummingbird.
    Pictures to follow tomorrow. :D:D:D:D:D
     
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    nifnof70 Strat-Talk Member

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    I would also vote Seagull S6. I've had it 13 years; durable, no issues. In fact just added a K&K mini pickup--even without preamp keeps it natural sound!
     
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  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    OK, misread that as "I’m currently on the throne in hard negotiation for a Gibson Hummingbird!!" :whistling:
     
  7. s5tuart

    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Many a true word......:oops::p
     
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  8. nutball73

    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    That was just the £9.99 Amazon pickup.... LOL
     
  9. simoncroft

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    I know exactly what's brought this on @s5tuart! While I was working on Sunny Side Up, I thought: "Darn, I wish I had a really good acoustic guitar, because this song's crying out for it." I'm sure that's what's done it.

    (We were both working on an arrangement for a song. Alas, our new singer/songwriter has decided she isn't going to attempt a career in music after all. This is getting a bit like Spinal Tap's drummers. Let's hope the third one doesn't end up in a bizarre gardening accident...)

    May your Gibson Hummingbird turn out to be a thing of purpose and beauty. :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  10. LPBlue

    LPBlue "That Guy", again...dammit! Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Great choice! Full scale with a beautiful tone and a good guitar for recording because it won't "boom" your mic. I have an 04 BB (the last year MIA) that I got new in a convoluted trade for $2, yes...$2!:cool:
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Correctamundo Si
    It’s already a thing of beauty imho, let’s hope it’s purposeful too :D
     
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    I tried a bunch out...Martins...etc but went with Taylor academy 12e. Sounded great...nicely set up and comes with a thick case type gig bag
     
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    The-Kid Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Get an Epiphone Masterbilt.

    Doesnt look as fancy as a humingbird but sounds great.

    Real solid wood build.
     
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    Mansonienne Mod admin Staff Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Oooo I’m so jealous! I know a dreadnought is too big for me but I still have a thing for Hummingbirds. Enjoy!
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Thanks. I’m very excited! I’ll start a new thread once it’s acclimatised and unpacked.
    It’s Heritage Cherry Sunburst
     
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    jvin248 Senior Stratmaster

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    Yamaha
    Washburn/Oscar Schmidt (these are made by Samick, just like Cort makes Fender)
    Epiphone

    The key point will be finding a good guitar tech that can set up the guitar for you and do a fret level if necessary. I buy and flip the above brands, so I can recommend them, but my player acoustic is a MIC Johnson branded one that originally sold for $80 that I've leveled the frets and it plays as well as the spendy ones.

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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    So is it there yet?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525 Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I’ve let it acclimatise for a while.
    See the new NAGD thread
     
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