Absolutely. Every guitar, regardless of cost, brand, or quality of materials and build, can be vastly improved by setting it up for your style of play. That Epi looks purty.Wasn't too impressed right out of the box, but after doing a major setup and plugging it in, I am very pleased.
And let's throw in Dobro. Trailblazers.1937 Hauser - the guitar Segovia called the best he had ever played.
If I was making the list I would include a Stella 12 string, a National TriCone, a '37 D-18, a whole list of archtops, L-00 and on and on and on.
Ow.I'd leave both Taylor and Guild out. . . . Guild made most of it's reputation based on their electrics . . . .
I don't believe Guild has ever built an acoustic guitar that would come close to any of those I listed. . . .
Yup! Another Guild slut here. See post 34 for my humble.I love Guilds but the D-55 is hardly iconic -- it was never, ever widely popular. Even though Taylpor sells a lot I don't think any Taylor is even close to iconic. Popular, sure, and owners like them, but great? I would take every other guitar on your list before even thinkng of grabbing the Taylor.