Post Your Favorite Acoustic

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by noah330, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

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    I thought it would be fin to see people's favorite acoustics.

    Here is mine (although it is currently in the shop getting a neck reset with my Gibson CS Everly Brothers).

    1959 Martin 00-21 with the Brazilian back and sides. Best $900 I ever spent :)

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  2. Ted M

    Ted M Tele-Afflicted

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    Beautiful guitar!

    I have a Taylor 512E - Engleman Spruce top. Small body, like a 000-style Martin. K&K pickup (has anyone else tried these? - great pickup). I use a Baggs Para DI with it. It plays great and sounds great, amplified or not. I bought it new in 1995.

    Sorry can't post a pic from work-
     
  3. P Thought

    P Thought Poster Extraordinaire Silver Supporter

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    Here's mine. Thanks for asking.

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    It's a Takamine EF340S BG, with solid spruce top, and solid mahogany back and sides. It's stamped "USED" on the back of the headstock, and it gets more used every morning about 3:30, sometimes a couple hours at a time. I play it unplugged most of the time, and I love the sound and feel of it, but it sounds very good when I plug it in as well. Its 1 3/4" nut makes it easier for me to play a while without numbness from carpal tunnel.
     
  4. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

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    Here is my well-used Martin D-1:
     

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  5. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Friend of Leo's

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    "Dig it, dig it ,dig it..." !!;)
     
  6. rangercaster

    rangercaster Friend of Leo's

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    Gretsch Americana Series Sundown Serenade... best $29.95 i ever spent !!! ... BTW i have five other acoustics including a high end Yamaha ... but this is my favorite of them all [​IMG]
     
  7. aunchaki

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    I've got an Epi Hummingbird, which is a great, booming, solid-top dred. I like my Gretsch Americana (see poster above) for couch playing; I have the "Showdown" model. I like my Epi Chet Atkins SST for live work.

    But... my Number One, How-Great-Is-This-Anyways?, easy-to-play, sounds-like-a-choir-of-angels acoustic is my Takamine F-389 laminated mahogany 12-string! BAM!!
     
  8. jkingma

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    My 1986 Takamine... what an awesome guitar.

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  9. TaylorPlayer

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    Too hard for me to choose. If I had to say, it would probably be the 1993 Taylor. It is the only guitar I currently own (out of 9) that I purchased new.

    Here are my three favorite acoustics though...

    1964 Gibson LG1 (Neck has been reset and it has a K & K mini western pickup)
    1993 Taylor 612C (Has a Highlander UST I had installed back in 1993)
    2005 Gibson Advanced Jumbo (Also has a K & K mini western installed)

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    And another view....

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  10. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    My favorite is the custom guitar my brother built for me.

    My favorite gigging acoustic, I call it "The Stunt Double", is my Takamine ESN10C. The Tak plays incredible, and sounds amazing plugged or unplugged. It doesn't play or sound as nice as my custom, but nothing does.

    Lots of Taks in this thread. Is there a Takamine owner's club yet?
     
  11. el cheapo

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    It's raining...

    And I had nothing better to do after playing 'till my fingers hurt, so I took some pictures...
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    The one on the left is my Yamaha FG700, an amazing guitar for the money. On the right is my recently acquired Martin OM1. Both have bone saddles and pins. Neither guitar is old or valuable, but they play and sound great.
     
  12. Starting 2 Old

    Starting 2 Old Tele-Meister Platinum Supporter

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    Another Taylor

    Back of my Taylor 412ce. Sometimes I set it in the light and just look at it.
     

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  13. Telesavalis

    Telesavalis Friend of Leo's

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    My favorite acoustic-for day to day playing- is my Martin D41-no pickup, just all acoustic.

    My favorite gigging acoustic is an Epiphone EJ160 with an add'l Fishman inside.
    That thing sounds better than any electrified acoustic I've ever heard, including my Taylor 810s with factory Fishmans.
     
  14. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    A 1959 Martin w/ Brazilian Rosewood for just $900?!? :eek: Wow! How many years ago did you pay that price for such a prize?

    Okay, I'll stop drooling now long enough to post pics of my favorite.

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    She's on the right, in my left hand. A Japanese vintage 28 year old Hohner G-940. Solid close grained Spruce top, solid select mahogany back & sides, Honduran mahogany neck, ebony fretboard, maple bindings on the top and back of the body, around the neck and headstock, and maple inlays on the bridge and for position markers. This guitar was a gift in 1983, and for 17 years was my only guitar. Quality instrument, a beauty and a player, with lots of sentimentality behind her. Yeah, she's my favorite.

    The other acoustic (on the left, in my right hand) is my Breedlove AD25/SM acoustic/electric, and my Logan Custom mahogany Tele is in the middle.

    And here is another pic of the Hohner, in action. (Ignore the hairy old troll playing her. :rolleyes:)


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  15. LGOberean

    LGOberean Doctor of Teleocity

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    Any pics of your custom and "Stunt Double" you'd like to share?


    Yup, our own P Thought started it over in the Guitar Owners Club section a couple of years ago:

    http://www.tdpri.com/forum/guitar-owners-clubs/167676-takamines.html
     
  16. LondonLefty

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    My solid wood Martin D15 lefty, my favourite acoustic
     

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  17. vibrasonic

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    Favorite acoustics

    HI Noah
    I cant just pic one
    I see you're a fellow UMGF member. I'm pm over there.

    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  18. bbmyers

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    Here's my #1 Unplugged. 1996 Yamaha LL-11 with Elixir 11's. Great guitar, great strings.
     

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  19. TaylorPlayer

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    I know exactly what you mean.... I didn't include the Flamed Maple back of my Taylor above when I showed my three favorite acoustics, but based on looks alone, this is my favorite "looking" back on any of my guitars! :D

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    I kind of love the Rosewood back on my Gibson AJ as well. Too bad the back of my acoustics are always facing my tummy when playing! :lol:

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  20. adeiderich

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    Late 70's Epiphone FT-120. Bought used at a local music store for about $75 in the early 90's.

    MIJ and built like a tank, plays nicely, has that worn-in feel that is only authenticated by a 40 year old guitar.
     
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