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finchmeister08
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Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
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If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?

On any budget, btw.

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


TheDoc
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doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Taylor


A Mite Ee One
LSU Fan
Vermilionville
Member since Mar 2008
2194 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Martin without a doubt.



finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10458 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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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TigerPanzer
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Orlando
Member since Sep 2006
9476 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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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gjackx
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Red Stick
Member since Jan 2007
12794 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Money is the obvious issue here.

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


TheDoc
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Member since Dec 2005
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re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
quote:

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


TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
I have a takemine for sale. $200 and it has onboard eq.


TFTC
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New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2010
13442 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
If you can find it on ebay or somewhere, I'd go for the Buck Owen's Silvertone...



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finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10458 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
i kinda want one with a low action. the jasmine(takamine) i have has a really high action toward the base of the neck.


TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
You could just get the one you have setup. And have a bone nut installed.


finchmeister08
Florida Fan
Where the light is...
Member since Mar 2011
10458 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
what does that do? you'll have to excuse me, i haven't learned all the guitar tricks, techniques, lingo, etc.


TheDoc
LSU Fan
doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
99297 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Bring it to a luthier I mean. And he can adjust the action, truss rod, and replace the cheap nut.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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.


TheDoc
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doc is no more
Member since Dec 2005
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re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
quote:

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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Jester
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Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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.


Jester
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2006
17459 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
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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LSUTygerFan
LSU Fan
Homerun Village
Member since Jun 2008
33230 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
I dunno jack about this stuff.but, C&M on Florida is closing. Prolly some good deals to be had.


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Dr. 3
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2005
11012 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
I just bought the Mini Martin off someone. $250-300

I call it my Derringer, sounds quasi ukulele


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Flamefighter
Duke Fan
Box Stand
Member since Dec 2007
6825 posts

re: If you were upgrading your acoustic, what would you get?
Taylor without any questions


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