If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Posted by finchmeister08 on 1/31 at 11:31 am
On any budget, btw.

I was told Taylor's were good and also Martin's. so many t choose from.



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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 11:33 am to finchmeister08
Taylor


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Posted by A Mite Ee One on 1/31 at 11:34 am to TheDoc
Martin without a doubt.




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Posted by finchmeister08 on 1/31 at 11:39 am to A Mite Ee One
which models do you guys recommend? there's numerous that vary from 899 to 4599. i want to get good before i fork out a big chunk of change for one. i just want an idea for future reference.


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Posted by TigerPanzer on 1/31 at 11:43 am to A Mite Ee One
I have three acoustics and my go-to is a Taylor 110. If you're looking for a sure thing in overall satisfaction, you can't go wrong with a Taylor, even in the under-$1000 price range (which is where, I've been told, Martins fall a bit short). My present upgrade plan is to get a Taylor 12-string to replace my Seagull Coastline.




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Posted by gjackx on 1/31 at 11:43 am to finchmeister08
Money is the obvious issue here.

Who makes a better lower end model, Taylor or Martin? I think Taylor might be the answer.



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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 11:56 am to gjackx
quote:

Who makes a better lower end model, Taylor or Martin? I think Taylor might be the answer.



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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 11:56 am to TheDoc
I have a takemine for sale. $200 and it has onboard eq.


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Posted by TFTC on 1/31 at 12:05 pm to TheDoc
If you can find it on ebay or somewhere, I'd go for the Buck Owen's Silvertone...




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Posted by finchmeister08 on 1/31 at 12:05 pm to TheDoc
i kinda want one with a low action. the jasmine(takamine) i have has a really high action toward the base of the neck.


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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 12:06 pm to finchmeister08
You could just get the one you have setup. And have a bone nut installed.


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Posted by finchmeister08 on 1/31 at 12:12 pm to TheDoc
what does that do? you'll have to excuse me, i haven't learned all the guitar tricks, techniques, lingo, etc.


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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 12:26 pm to finchmeister08
Bring it to a luthier I mean. And he can adjust the action, truss rod, and replace the cheap nut.


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Posted by Jester on 1/31 at 1:10 pm to TheDoc
It really depends. I am not as obsessed with brand, as each individual guitar (even within the same model line and production run) has it's own personality in tone and feel. That said, I'd start looking at the high end Gibsons, Martins, Taylors, Breedloves, and Babiczs.


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Posted by TheDoc on 1/31 at 1:13 pm to Jester
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That said, I'd start looking at the high end Gibsons, Martins, Taylors, Breedloves, and Babiczs.


Not everyone is an OT balla



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Posted by Jester on 1/31 at 1:13 pm to Jester
Wait, I think I'm misunderstanding. Are you looking for guitars on a small budget? I took "any budget" to mean money was not an issue. I would definitely avoid cheap Martins.

One of the main things you need to pay attention to is the wood type and quality. Not all spruce is the same. This is where you need to see the guitar and play it yourself to know its unique qualities. My Breedlove ran about $1300 and I have nothing but great things to say about it.



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Posted by Jester on 1/31 at 1:15 pm to Jester
Also, Babicz guitars are typically under $1,400. I've never had the chance to play one, but I know several audiophile guitarists (Steven Wilson, for instance) swear by them.


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Posted by LSUTygerFan on 1/31 at 1:26 pm to finchmeister08
I dunno jack about this stuff.but, C&M on Florida is closing. Prolly some good deals to be had.


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Posted by Dr. 3 on 1/31 at 1:26 pm to finchmeister08
I just bought the Mini Martin off someone. $250-300

I call it my Derringer, sounds quasi ukulele



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Posted by Flamefighter on 1/31 at 1:37 pm to TheDoc
Taylor without any questions


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