I love my acoustic.

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by Rich_S, Jul 9, 2019.

  1. Dukex

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    I love acoustics, have four, each different.

    I play them more than my electrics (I don't gig), but it kind of goes in cycles depending on what music I'm concentrating on at the time.
     
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  2. mfguitar

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    That Fender is a poor man's Martin, I still have mine as well. There is just something special about an acoustic that I just love.
     
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    I love mine, too.
    My James Goodall RCJC is the best steel string acoustic guitar I’ve ever experienced.
    My inexpensive Yamaha NTX700 is great, too.
    I’m covered!
     
  4. skerwo

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    A few weeks ago I bought a new acoustic guitar. Had a Taylor 214CE before for about 10 years, wasn´t bad but not what I expected from a real good acoustic sound.

    I felt that I want to do a lot more acoustic things but with the actual band it´s not possible. They don´t wanna do acoustic "unplugged" gigs. So I asked some friends and we´re starting now for a 4 piece acoustic band (2 git, bass, percussion) and I´m very happy and excited.

    My new acoustic is a Maestro Raffles from Singapur (solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides), it sounds fantastic and I love playing this guitar. Also it helps a lot to improve my singing skills.

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  5. zombywoof

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    I started off as an acoustic folkie going electric after seeing the Beatles on the Sullivan Show. After mixing it up between electric and acoustic about 20 years ago I said farewell to the electrics (except for a pair of lap steels) and returned to an all-acoustic. When I feel the urge to play electric I have a 1956 Harmony H40 with a Gibson P13 pickup mounted under the fingerboard extension and a bunch of old Dearmond pickups I can slap across soundholes. I own Gibsons, Epiphones, Harmonys, and Kays. The only thing that connects them is they are all old ranging from a 1932 Gibson L1 to a 1969 Harmony Sovereign. But you will have as much trouble getting that Harmony H40 out of my hands as you would my 1942 Gibson J50.
     
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    I have a lovely Tanglewood acoustic. I just hardly ever play it. I get complaints from 'er indoors' Turn that down' - mostly i practice with an strat / tele through headphones - and none of the stuff that i like playing seems to fit an acoustic.

    I'm going to try harder.

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    :lol: The answer to that question is always yes. That is the bug behind every GAS attack.

    and that's when the wise man stops looking. However, when you consider that a classical, or a 12-string, or a resonator, is really a whole different instrument. . . .

    I have four acoustics. Each one calls to me in a different voice, but at least one of them calls to me every day. Right now it's my old classical, of all my guitars the one I've kept the longest, and sometimes it's the 12-string, but usually it's one of the others.

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  8. Charlie Bernstein

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    Yup. It's not the price tag. It's the sound. Folks wonder why I sold the old D-28 and still have the old Guild. Easy. The Guild sounds better. And is just as loud.
     
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    As much as I love my electrics, I can't imagine not having a couple of nice acoustics around. My D-18 gets the most use, it is usually on a stand near my desk, but I prefer my D-35 which is still pristine and stays in its case. In the band, I use an Epiphone EJ200, which for the money, has been a great guitar. It stays in tune, is nearly feedback proof and sounds great and if it disappears or gets smashed up, it's not the heartbreak I would have if I lost one of the Martins.
     
  10. Charlie Bernstein

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    I have a nice collection of instruments, but I'd be content with just one: the Guild acoustic. It's like Steve Earle said: If you can't play it on a six-string acoustic, you don't have a song.
     
  11. LGOberean

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    @Rich_S my (guitar) life experience is the opposite of yours. I started on acoustics in late '67 or early '68 (I'm getting too old to remember exactly when :oops:). Dad was a guitarist, and had two around the house when I got interested: a 1961 H-929 Stella made by Harmony, and an H-1213 archtop. Later, someone gave him a classical guitar, and I played that a bunch too. All told, I owned and played acoustics exclusively up until 2008, when I bought my first electric guitar ( a tele, of course).

    I think I actually play my teles more than my acoustics these days, but not by a wide margin. And my collection is dead even: 6 electrics (5 of them teles), 6 acoustics (I put my acoustic/electric guitars in the broad category of "acoustics").
     
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    I have been mainly an acoustic player since I began playing in 1957. Bought a new Jazzmaster in the spring of 1965. It was the only electric I owned until I sold it in the mid 70's. Didn't own another electric until the mid 90's when I needed one for some recordings I was doing. A used Peavey T-60 that I bought from an old high school bandmate's music store for a great price.

    That was the only electric I owned until just before I retired in 2007. Since then I have accumulated over a dozen electrics. I still own more acoustics than electrics (various sizes and the two dreads get by far the least play time) and play acoustics 90% of the time. Add to that a five string, banjo, a mandolin (that I played in a bluegrass band in the late 70's/early 80's), a fiddle, three ukes, a tenor acoustic, and a mountain dulcimer.

    I find that only playing at home now I seem to just noodle around and play licks on the electrics, but with the acoustics I play songs. An acoustic makes a far better solo instrument than do electrics, IMHO.
     
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    +1for this Steve Earle quote:

    I was scrolling through some old photos and found this one of my Acoustic guitars. Easy to love both the nice Martin and the beater Seagull.

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    Nice pair! When it came time to thin the herd, the Guild stayed and the D-28 went.

    Both sounded good and were easy to play. But the Guild left the house more, because I didn't feel I needed to baby it. So the Martin was gathering dust - and I'd rather have cash than dust!
     
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    I began playing on acoustic, and I have pretty much remained an acoustic guy, except for my band years. Every now and then, I go down the street to a buddy’s garage and we’ll plug in the electrics. I don’t have a proper studio at home, so I rarely play electric here. I don’t want to bother the family.

    A Martin D-35 is my best guitar. It’s not a case queen, but it’s not my regular player. My beater is a 1980s Sigma, which sounds good enough for me. It’s down for repairs, so I’ve been playing my 1965 Epiphone Cortez, which is a well-seasoned guitar with a nice ring to it. Lastly, I have a 1940s Harmony that I restored. I mostly use this one with alternate tunings and play it lap style. Most of the time I’ll use a nut riser on it.

    Lately, I’ve been gassing for a fifth acoustic. Something in the 500.00 range. I’ve been looking at Eastman, Seagull, and Guild.
     
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  16. studio1087

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    I have a number of acoustics. Mostly Martins. I treasure this one the most. I bought my D28 at the factory just after my 50th birthday.

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    You have to meet a dealer at the plant after prearranging your purchase. The Martin employee brings the guitar out of the factory (walking through the door that is next to Hank Williams guitar).....

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    They hand the guitar to the dealer (that’s dealer delivery) and the dealer hands it to you (that’s the customer delivery).

    Me and Jon Garon; owner of My Favorite Guitars. He’s a huge Martin dealer and he always comes to the Martin Forum gathering in Nazareth.

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    That was one of the best days in my life. Jon is a great guy.

    Back home....

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    I use to think that I would never own a Washburn as most that I played were dogs, then when I found one that spoke to me I owned it for years.I finally sold it for what I paid for it, it was that good.
     
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