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What is your go-to acoustic guitar?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Soundboard' started by Duane_the_tub, May 23, 2020.

  1. Duane_the_tub

    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    For whatever you do - playing at home, writing songs, recording, playing out - what is your go-to acoustic guitar and why? If it's more than one, which do you use the most?
     
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  2. RaySachs

    RaySachs Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Martin CEO-7. It’s my only acoustic. I had a couple a few months ago, but they weren’t all-rounders. This one is. Once I got this one, I sold the others. It feels, plays, sounds right for everything I need it to.

    -Ray
     
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  3. henderman

    henderman Most Honored Senior Member

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    i have a 12 string alvarez jumbo i like to go to strum city with and a 6 string taylor 414 ce that is hyper responsive and is as vivid as can be with new strings.
     
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    jhigley Strat-Talk Member Silver Member

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    I usually reach for my HD28 it's just a tad louder than my D18. They both sound great. I went on an acoustic journey and these were the two I kept.


    Jeff
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    I gave my last acoustic to my grandson when he went to university about 5 years ago. I never used it at home, too loud, annoyed the management...
     
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    HighwayStar106 Senior Stratmaster

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    This 1970s Artia is my only acoustic:

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    It's great for blues, especially slide, but pretty much useless for anything else!
     
  7. wrvond

    wrvond Senior Stratmaster

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    I’ve got a Fender 12 string, a Takamine, a Gretsch Rancher jr., and a Fender Sonoran. I don’t play any of them. The Epiphone Emperor Swingster is my go to “acoustic”.
     
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  8. Malurkey

    Malurkey Senior Stratmaster

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    Fender CD-140S all mahogany. My very first guitar. Still play it daily. :thumb:
     
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    Kestrel Strat-Talker Silver Member

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    Faith Saturn.
     
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    Laren Strat-Talk Member

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    I did have a Martin years ago, not sure which one. I didn't like it so sold it, this was before I knew what a Martin was, how incredibly dumb can one be?

    I now have a Freshman made in Glasgow which. I love.
     
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    Takamine New Yorker....
    They Discontinued the particular model some years back...
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    Either my ears are wearing out
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    It is getting better sounding...

    I'd post a pic
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    if hate to roust the house just for that..
    I'm the only one awake
     
  12. Bowmap

    Bowmap I nose a thang or two Platinum Supporting Member

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    I have to go to Sam Ash because I ain't got the money to afford it, Taylor 814ce Sassafrass. In the mean time it would be my Westbury 12 string or my Ibanez Talman for 6 strings. All depends on what I am working on and where I am in the house.
     
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    dbolt Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Martin OM 28 Retro

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    mapleglo Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Lately, it's been my Pinkburst Celebrity Ovation.

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    BramptonRob1958 Strat-Talk Member

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    I have 3, a Rainsong Parlor, 74 Glen Campbell 12 string Ovation and an 84 6 string Legend.

    The Rainsong is my go to as it stays in tune forever, built like a tank and is a lot fun to play.

    The Ovations sadly are lot like me showing their ages with finish cracks but both sound great and are fun to play.
     
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    Guild D25M . Pictured here with Lucifer. BoStrap by @Bodean This thing is a boomer.

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    EC Strat Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    C7BBDE9A-6F5F-47B9-B116-F76B6A2C2481.jpeg Love my Martin D15m - rich tone and strong mids for blues
     
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    jrbirdman Senior Stratmaster Platinum Supporting Member

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    Martin D-18
     
  20. RaySachs

    RaySachs Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    If you didn't like it, and you have something now that you love, it doesn't matter what name was on the headstock... Sounds like you weren't dumb at all...
     
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