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Old 06-17-2007, 05:52 AM   #1
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Name your dream (or preferred) Acoustic or Electric Guitar (or any instrument)

I currently have a Larrivee acoustic (D3). It is pretty nice at a decent price.

I have been toying with the idea of buying a Taylor Acoustic with electric pickups. I am thinking about the 414ce. It is a bit pricey. But it is nice. Along with an acoustic amp, the price is about $2k guitar a decent amp is about $1k.

Taylor Guitars – 414ce


Have you ever played a T5. It is a hollow-body electric... but it is really nice (but I think they are about $2.5k starting price)

Taylor Guitars | T5 Standard Electric Guitar


Anyway. What is your
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I have a nice washburn acoustic that I need to play more often.

Sister has an old acoustic 1970 Gibson that still sounds fantastic, plus she plays a whole lot better than I.
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Well, it's been about 25yrs since I did any serious guitar shopping, but I remember that at the time, the Ovations were nice sounding when played through an amp. They had piezo-electric pickups (pick up vibrations directly from the strings).

Ovation Guitars

Of course, guitar selection is very personal, you may hate these. Have fun!

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I'd love to have a Steinway baby grand in my living room. But it would be REALLY expensive--besides the price of the piano, I'd need to buy a bigger house!
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I'd love to have a Steinway baby grand in my living room. But it would be REALLY expensive--besides the price of the piano, I'd need to buy a bigger house!
My stepmom has one in the living room, a 1942 Steinway with ivory keys............
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Old 06-18-2007, 05:05 PM   #7
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my buddies old Gibson ... cost a ton (?) when we played in the basement 40 years ago.... what a great instrument.
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Strumstick. Three strings, diatonic, tuned G-C-G'. No wrong notes (some less good than others). Can be finger-picked by the well-coordinated, while the rest of us strum. Reminds me of the love child of an illicit affair between a dulcimer and a broom. Cheap, rugged, portable. Can be re-tuned for blues, etc.
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I have a Martin D-35. Not an especially old one, I bought it new in 1992, & it sure sounds sweet. Or at least it did back when I played every day. It's been awhile....
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Strumstick. Three strings, diatonic, tuned G-C-G'. No wrong notes (some less good than others). Can be finger-picked by the well-coordinated, while the rest of us strum. Reminds me of the love child of an illicit affair between a dulcimer and a broom. Cheap, rugged, portable. Can be re-tuned for blues, etc.

An odd looking thing. I suspect it is easier to learn. It looks a bit simpler to make chords. Plus fewer finger involved so the mechanics of getting your finger coordinated are probably a little easier than a 6 string Guitar.
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Old 06-19-2007, 09:53 AM   #13
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I actually have my dream acoustic guitar, which is a Martin D-28. For the longest time I actually wanted the HD-28, but eventually realized that the classic D-28 is perfect for me.
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Currently have a Taylor 814 CE and an Amercian Strat. Have had many throughout the years, Martin D-28, 42, Les Pauls, PRSs, to name a few.
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One of these...

www.stick.com - Stick Method

they're really fun to play
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One of these...

www.stick.com - Stick Method

they're really fun to play
Cool Videos.

I was at the 1987(86?) NAMM show in Chicago. Emmett Chapman himself was demoing his 'Stick'. I got a chance to stand and watch/listen to him play and chat a bit.

Impressive, very impressive.

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there's a myspace page with some nice stick performance videos
by a great stick player, greg howard located here..

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here's a good one to start with. good bye pork pie hat. by charles mingus...

MySpace Videos: Goodbye Porkpie Hat - Mingus by Greg Howard
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DD has a Les Paul Studio Guitar in classic white. She earned the money for it herself after she bought a Washburn acoustic.

I'd love to have a baby grand. And an open-hole flute with gold accents.

Not that I could play them anymore...

RE: Minimoog - I met Bob Moog a few years before he died - he also demonstrated a Theramin at the Smithsonian.
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mh - stick videos - nice, thanks. Great choice for a tune also, I forget how many versions of that recording I have, all great (Jeff Beck w Jan Hammer? Joni, ?)

spncty - I also met Bob Moog at that same NAMM show I saw Emmett Chapman - man, these are good memories. I got a picture somewhere of me standing next to Emerson's wall-sized multi-module Moog set up. No Kieth though.

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