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Guitars
« on: Feb 28, 2005, 01:38:37 AM »
I play a little guitar, mostly rhythm.  I own a few guitars, but my all-time favorite is a Japanese cheapy I bought when I was in college for $50.  It's a Yamaha black with a white pickguard dreadnaught steel-string.  I know I know it's a rubbish guitar, but I keep coming back to it.  I had a piezo pickup installed a few years back so I can plug in, but I mostly bang on it acoustically.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #1 on: Feb 28, 2005, 02:53:34 AM »
I play any guitar at least for testing.  I've been messing with the Eastman archtops.  My two main guitars are a dreamy Sanchis flamenco and a custom Johnny Rushing OM. 

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2005, 03:28:46 AM »
Well, I play acoustic 6-string when writing, and electric 6-string when on stage. Used to play a 12-string but really didn't know what to do with those extra strings HAHA  ;D

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2005, 03:42:08 AM »
I have two guitars. A mid 60's Takamine Jumbo acoustic 12-string which is by far the sweetest, easiest playing 12 I've ever picked up and a 69 Gibson Super 400.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2005, 04:39:35 AM »
I actually have 3:  An old (ca. 1978) Ovation Custom Balladeer; an '89 Fender American Standard Stratocaster, and a very nice Japanese classical guitar which was imported and set up at Jose Oribe's shop in the '70s.  I used to play a lot but these days I generally only pick them up to work out chords for fiddle tunes I'm writing... -Steve W.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2005, 04:42:23 AM »
I play a Santa Cruz OM rosewood, great guitar, don't like the more boomy sounding D's.  Mine records,and live mic's great.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2005, 07:57:25 AM »
We use a ovation in the studio. it is junk, but plays so easy and the intonation is right. It don't have all the lows of a D Martin, which I don't like Martins anyway.
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2005, 08:03:43 AM »
I've got an Epiphone from their Kalamazoo days and a cheaper Stagg tuned to D but, I haven't touched them since I got my fiddle. Also just bought a nice little Fylde Octavius mandolin.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2005, 09:30:26 AM »
can't vote for multiple items in the poll  :-\


An ibanez nylon string, and a Vigier excalibur ultra electric.

I don't play the electric much these days, but still like to bang on the acoustic.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2005, 02:36:45 PM »
I've got an Epiphone Joe Pass guitar (semi acoustic), and a fylde mandolin and a custom built mandercaster by Bob Barry.
I used to have a custom built double neck telecaster  (6 string guitar and 5 string mandocaster) this was great as I could play chords on the guitar then when I did a solo I would swap necks and play on the mandacaster were I knew were all the notes were.

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I haven't voted as there isn't a semi acoustic box to tick
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #10 on: Mar 01, 2005, 08:06:56 AM »
My guitars are all pretty cheap instruments, and they all need repair when I can find time to get to them. I have a cheap laminated top classical that plays reasonably well despite having a loose brace, a Lyon Strat clone that needs some electronics work (I never played it plugged in; it worked okay as a MIDI controller with a G-VOX), and a cheap Epiphone steel-string with a broken headstock that was given to me by a customer who decided it wasn't worth paying me to fix.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #11 on: Mar 06, 2005, 06:58:07 AM »
Rickenbacker 4004 Laredo Bass
Rickenbacker Model 350V63 Liverpool 12 string
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #12 on: Mar 06, 2005, 01:28:46 PM »
I have too much stuff. Had to build a room on the garage, yikes!

Martin D 28
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #13 on: Mar 06, 2005, 01:51:22 PM »
My main guitar is a cl-20+ Gibson  got a killer sound and records very good

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #14 on: Mar 06, 2005, 02:42:34 PM »
I used to have a nasty steel string acoustic and a cheap strat copy electric...but got rid of them both because I didn't play them enough.  I sort of wish I still had them... :-\

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #15 on: Mar 06, 2005, 09:03:19 PM »
All of the above whenever I find time to pick one of them up maybe not electric other unless an Ovation Balladeer counts as electric other?
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2005, 05:24:50 PM »
'95 Martin D-35 dread.  Flatpick/fingerpick/fiddletunes/bluegrass/backing while singing.

made some mods to it so it's brighter and louder than stock.  Great sounding flattop.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2005, 06:15:40 PM »
I play an Epiphone cutaway Acoustic/electric Classical with an Epiphone IV Active Preamp. 

I play lead and backing rythem in a church worship group.  I use a Behringer ACX150 2 Channel 120w acoustic multi-effects amp (60w per channel), and a Korg AX1500g guitar multi-effects processor.
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #18 on: Mar 07, 2005, 06:47:46 PM »
has anyone tried these "Blueridge" dreadnaught guitars from saga:  

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #19 on: Mar 07, 2005, 07:23:39 PM »
I've got
Takamine ES-132 SC nylon string acoustic electric which I play a lot
Larrivee OMV - 03 RE steel string  acoustic electric
Fender  American Standard Strat from '96(made in USA)
Westone Rainbow II - Made in Japan ES - 335 version which is soooo much nicer then any new 335 from Gibson

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #20 on: Mar 07, 2005, 07:47:57 PM »
Oops I didn't realize we were supposed to make a list.

Still have:
2002 Gibson SG Faded (very nice for the price)

1985 Ovation Balladeer six string (like a parlor sized guitar plays like an old ES 335)

1987 Takamine 12 string jumbo (can't recall the model number (post lawsuit))

2001 Somebody or other Classical distributed by Fender

200?) Morrell Lap Steel (cheapo version it works)

and a cheapo Fender Mustang Bass clone.

Have used/owned/traded for:

1962 ES 335

1957 Silver Aniversary Gretch

1974/75 Telecaster Custom
unknown antique Gibson ES 125

198? Kramer Duke bottom tuning guitar (was pretty nice but, when the aluminum neck was cold it wouldn't stay in tune.)

1977/78 Gibson L6-S


2002 Ovation 12 String single cutaway (got rid of it they stink)

1990 Peavey Falcon (Strat clone)

1968/69 Harmony Rocket (other then the crummy tuners it was an interesting guitar kind of an ES 335 clone)

Others but, I can't remember them all some unknown acoustics and two other classicals some weirdo electrics
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #21 on: Mar 07, 2005, 08:29:25 PM »
has anyone tried these "Blueridge" dreadnaught guitars from saga:  

I've had gobs of these.  The BR-160 is a favorite among the bluegrassers here.  The 000 are very nice, too.  I like the mahogany pre-War scalloped brace ones.  They move regularly.  I've got them all the time if you want one.  866 884 6546 toll free.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2005, 03:19:57 PM »
Hey!

      I have a Blueridge BR-140 that I like alot. Mahogany body like a D18. Sounds great and seems to be well made. I think Saga has gone a little overboard on the headstock inlay though.
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Re: Guitars
« Reply #23 on: Mar 12, 2005, 06:10:06 AM »
a taylor 410....which is now the 310
a national delphi
a national model d (squareneck spiderbridge dobro)
a fender strat
a fender mustang guitar (and a mustang bass)
a gibson sg

mostly i play the delphi, bottleneck slide.
and the taylor, fingerstyle.

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Re: Guitars
« Reply #24 on: Jun 09, 2005, 12:43:32 AM »
Hagström Swede, electric six string. Les Paul style. Mahogany upon mahogany laminate body, mahogany neck, two humbuckers.

 




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