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Acoustic Family Photos- Show us your acoustics!

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by rebelwoclue, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. christhee68

    christhee68 Friend of Leo's

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    I haven't gotten a new family photo since we welcomed a Taylor 314ce to the family in October. The Tele gets along fine with the Taylor; they have even played a few shows together.

    But the Alvarez and the Sigma are still resentful and feeling a little neglected since the Taylor came along.

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  2. rebelwoclue

    rebelwoclue Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Wow! What a herd of Gs!
     
  3. Boyd

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    Gave my Martin to my Son in Law for Christmas, so now my family consists of three Gibson J-50s: 1965, 1974 and 2008. :)

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    Yes, I enjoy the "G".

    They do show up from time to time on the used market. The Doc Watson models are almost always exceptional instruments.
     
  5. Colo Springs E

    Colo Springs E Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    A guitar is cool, and more guitars are more cool... but I really can't imagine owning the number of acoustic guitars some of you guys do! How do you even keep up with keeping them humidified/taken care of?? Wow.
     
  6. ambar_de_kotu

    ambar_de_kotu Tele-Meister

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    Here are mine:

    Gibson Keb mo Bluesmaster

    Washburn R320 SWRK parlor guitar

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    stephent2 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Left to right: Martin Cowboy II (one of 500), Martin OO-15m custom shop w/ Sunrise (gig guitar), Gretsch Bobtail AE (gig gtr), Recording King RP1-626-C, John How Ladder Braced Concert custom build. And on the floor a Martin OO-15c custom shop.


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  8. Buckocaster51

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    Whole-house humidifier takes care of the moisture issue.

    As far as the other thing, I put new strings on one, play it until they go dead, and then put strings on another. They just go through the rotation.

    What I play at shows is determined upon the need. Some guitars excel at rhythm, some at flatpicking. I have a "lap piano" for church. Sometimes I need a "plug-in" acoustic.

    Of course there is the guitar that came with Elixir strings 15 years ago. They are still going strong. My goal is to have my estate sell that guitar with the original strings... :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Stefanovich

    Stefanovich Tele-Holic

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    Some of my acoustics are:

    Bench made nylon string that I got in Spain. The nice thing about picking it up at the "factory" is that you really can choose the best sounding one. It is not an expensive instrument, but it is the best low end classical I have heard. Solid cedar top with laminated rosewood back and sides.

    Gibson LG-2 (I think, I don't know Gibson guitars very well). This is an OK guitar, but not great. I got it for free because the top was collapsing. I pulled the back, rebraced it (using X-bracing instead of ladder) and after the repair it is stable and plays well, but surprisingly, the sound isn't very different at all.

    Larrivee D03-R. Got this cheap because it is a factory second (the fingerboard is unbound). A good, but not great, guitar. It is actually my "beach" guitar. It has a nice even response that works for most types of acoustic music. I have always wanted a nice rosewood guitar, until I find one I can afford, this fills the bill.

    Martin 000-18. This one is from the 1946. Too late to be valuable, but a very nice guitar nonetheless. If you like woody tone, this guitar is to die for. It does well fingerpicked or flatpicked and records beautifully.

    I also have a 1943 D-18 (In the old days style 18 Martins were cheap) and a Collings D-1. The D-18 is sublime and will be pried out of my dead cold hands. The Collings D-1 is a typical bluegrass cannon. I will sell it someday, it doesn't give me anything I don't have with the Martin, but for now, I enjoy having it around.
     

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  10. Jethro

    Jethro Tele-Afflicted

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    Holy smokes....Looking at this thread makes me feel a bit better. I thought I had too many and was considering selling, but after seeing this I think I'll just keep'm :lol:
     

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    Here's the "G" Wall...

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    More "G" guitars..

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    There's a couple others kicking around - but these are the main squeezes.
     
  12. Harry Styron

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    That cutaway Guild looks like an F-47. I have a 1967 version without the cutaway, which has been my favorite guitar since1974. Would you recommend your Guild? I would like to have a newer one.
     
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    Good eye. It's a NH f-47RC. It has quickly become my favorite acoustic guitar. Sound is exceptional, size is perfect and it's a beauty to behold, as well. The D-55 may sound a bit better, but I really like the '47.
     
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    Here's mine. Includes an Epi PR5E, my trusty old Alvarez Iron Horse, Epi DR212, Rogue Spider and Epi Chet CE.
     
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    Martin 000-15m, Recording King ORS-06, Gibson J45 Standard
     

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    Breedlove Concert Bubinga, early 90's Fender San Luis Rey, and a Yammie 12 string. I also have a Washburn mandolin that I still need to learn how to play sitting in the closet. Probably not going to learn if it keeps sitting in the closet now is it?! :D

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    Santa Cruz vintage jumbo and Bonanzinga Clarksdale.

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    One Good One

    I got this Martin M-21 Steve Earle mainly for two reasons.

    Besides the fact that I've always wanted a Martin, this one is the right depth for the length of my arm.

    Secondly, it's just a good sounding instrument whether I'm strumming or finger-picking.

    It's my one good acoustic.
     

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    Pretty.
     
  20. christhee68

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    Here's an updated photo, taken in March, 2016. I sold my Alvarez recently for the same price as I paid for it and bought a Martin DCRX1.

    2010 Martin DCRX1; 2013 Taylor 314ce; early 80's Sigma DM3.

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