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post #6451 of 6540
I want a Gibson J-200, but I am poor.
post #6452 of 6540

'forever' grail guitar?

 

mine would probably be one of those rare late model OG jazzmasters (late 60s or early 70s) with the maple fretboard and black block inlays. so sweet.

post #6453 of 6540
I don't think I have a grail guitar. I'd rather have grail talent.
post #6454 of 6540
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I want a Gibson J-200, but I am poor.

I owned one for a while. Cool look and sound but man those babies are huge! Not exactly the thing to sit back on the sofa and strum.

With so many excellent acoustic amplification options there really isn't a need for a large body guitar anymore unless you have a need for that particular tone and look/style. It would certainly be the perfect acoustic if you fronted a Rockabilly band or are considering a career as an Elvis impersonator.
post #6455 of 6540
I hate the tone of acoustics with pickups in them, mic'd FTW.
post #6456 of 6540

+1000 pups in an acoustic instrument is nails on a chalkboard. it always sounds chintzy to my ear. 

 

there are clip-on mics like the ATM35. (i've never used one tho) i've done pencil condensers and dynamic mics both indoors and outdoors. i figure if you've got a PA for a vocals it would do the guitar just fine.

 

i guess if all you've got is a guitar amp then a pup might be a better bet just for the sake of the speaker, otherwise i'd rather do a mic anytime. 

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I don't think I have a grail guitar. I'd rather have grail talent.

That would mean you could make a beat up Epi sound awesome.

As say, great players play greatly.
post #6458 of 6540
Went into a guitar store for the first time in years the other week, was horrified to see that almost every Taylor they had (about 10 of them) came with a pick up.

I felt old.
post #6459 of 6540
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I don't think I have a grail guitar. I'd rather have grail talent.

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I hate the tone of acoustics with pickups in them, mic'd FTW.

yes and yes.
post #6460 of 6540
I wish I could play guitar. Jelly of the Hendrix and Piob. I can sorta play trumpet and trombone - no action with the women for playing f flat on a trombone though. You can hit the sax player in front of you, but that's about it.
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I wish I could play guitar. Jelly of the Hendrix and Piob. I can sorta play trumpet and trombone - no action with the women for playing f flat on a trombone though. You can hit the sax player in front of you, but that's about it.

I am the least of players here and just make some noise to relax with and scratch that creative itch. I spend a good deal of my time playing around with my Ableton Push too.

Wish I still played the bagpipes. Now that's an instrument that's always a party.
post #6462 of 6540

wow lol. i guess i should change my answer - my grail guitar would be World Peace.

 

since, ya know, global harmony makes everything sound sweeter. 

 

:laugh:

post #6463 of 6540
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$1K or so, what should I do for an acoustic?


If you are asking, that usually means you don't have a dream guitar in mind and you are looking for something to keep you busy for a while. I'm always balancing resale, value, tone, style, ease of play. I'd look for a small body Martin from the 60's or 70's. That was the folk and folk/rock boom and they made a ton of them. Yes, they are normally priced higher than a grand but I would spend the extra for a Martin. A Martin you can easily sell in any major city quickly. I recently found a '66 0-18 for $1,600 and it booms. It also blew away a bunch of OM size boutique makers at 2-3 times the price.

On the other end of the spectrum if you just want an acoustic to play occasionally, consider going to GC and buying whatever $150 acoustic they have on special that plays and sounds best. Then, use it for your "camping/travel guitar". I bought one for just over $100 for my son for Christmas a few years ago and it is still very impressive. Easy to play, good tone and no worries if anything happens to it when he travels.

Guild made great acoustics in the 60's-early 80's. But, they are much harder to resell.


I'm taking my 0-18 to drop off for the luthier to set-up today. I'm planning on keeping it.

thanks Gus, and thanks to the others who had recs.

You're right, I don't have a dream guitar in mind. Wife wants to get me something for our 5th anniversary, and she wants it to be an acoustic, and I'm totally down with that .... but just not sure which and for how much. Part of the problem is my father has a really amazing Taylor 810 from the mid-80's that just sings, and I know he doesn't play and would be like "please take it, play it, enjoy it, go pay for its setup" if I asked, so I'm like why drop $2K when I know I can get something better for no cost.

conflicted.
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thanks Gus, and thanks to the others who had recs.

You're right, I don't have a dream guitar in mind. Wife wants to get me something for our 5th anniversary, and she wants it to be an acoustic, and I'm totally down with that .... but just not sure which and for how much. Part of the problem is my father has a really amazing Taylor 810 from the mid-80's that just sings, and I know he doesn't play and would be like "please take it, play it, enjoy it, go pay for its setup" if I asked, so I'm like why drop $2K when I know I can get something better for no cost.

conflicted.

1) Take the Taylor.
2) Use wifey money to go on romantic getaway.
3) Life is good.
post #6465 of 6540
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post


thanks Gus, and thanks to the others who had recs.

You're right, I don't have a dream guitar in mind. Wife wants to get me something for our 5th anniversary, and she wants it to be an acoustic, and I'm totally down with that .... but just not sure which and for how much. Part of the problem is my father has a really amazing Taylor 810 from the mid-80's that just sings, and I know he doesn't play and would be like "please take it, play it, enjoy it, go pay for its setup" if I asked, so I'm like why drop $2K when I know I can get something better for no cost.

conflicted.

 

Take the Taylor. Get the trussrod cover inlaid with something special to the both of you. Take her somewhere special and play the guitar for her.

 

Maybe something like this:

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