The acoustic guitar thread

Haakon

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I could not find a thread dedicated to acoustic show and tell.

The past year or so, i have become more interested in playing acoustic and not just electrics. After a budget Fender guitar i ended up getting a couple of Gibson guitars. First 2013 J-45 and now, the most recent a J-35.

I hope to Get a Martin om type guitar at one point. After trying one out, they are really fun to play.

Hope to see pictures and hear experiences with your acoustic guitars.
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efstop

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My first really good guitar was an early '70s Gibson Dove, built before their quality went to hell. That one is gone, and so is the '74 D-35 I had from the mid '70s to mid '80s.

When my dad passed I acquired his '74 Guild F-20. It needed some work but it was well worth the money spent. I have it tuned to DADF#AD.

In 2018 I found an NOS 2014 J-29 for a ridiculously low price and grabbed it. It's rosewood, so like a D-28 with a shorter scale :)

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The first guitar I bought in 1981 was an electric, but have mostly played acoustics since then. These are my 3 favorites: Gibson J45 Standard, Martin D41 Ambertone, and Taylor (I’d need to check exact model but it’s made in Mexico).

I seem to have a type.
 

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The first guitar I bought in 1981 was an electric, but have mostly played acoustics since then. These are my 3 favorites: Gibson J45 Standard, Martin D41 Ambertone, and Taylor (I’d need to check exact model but it’s made in Mexico).

I seem to have a type.
That D41 must be a powerful guitar…
 

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I've had a few acoustics over the last 50 plus years that have come and gone. This one has passed the test of time. I got it back in the early 80's in trade with a friend for an old stand up piano.

1980 made in Japan Sigma D10 Anniversary.
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My latest addition is a Guild Westerly D140CE. I owned an original 72 Westerly D40 from the day it was new until I gifted it to my Grand Daughter last year and this one has left me as happy as I ever was.
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The D41 is my bucket list acoustic - gift to myself for and after paying off my mortgage. It does have very nice volume with beautiful spruce/rosewood tone. It is also a very easy playing guitar with the 1 3/4” nut width and perfect (to me) action. It’s difficult to not feel happy when playing it.
 

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I guess I have 4 if you count my resonators.

The first is an Ovation Celebrity that is my knockaround guitar. It is convenient with built-in electronics and tuner and sounds surprisingly good for a shallow body Ovation, once setup with the right strings. The shallow body makes it very comfortable to play standing (sucks for sitting though) and helps reduce feedback on loud stages. I used it at a show a few weeks ago and it did well.

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If I need a serious acoustic that just sounds right, I have my Martin 000-28EC. Martins just have this thick, complex, vocal midrange that you just can't find on other guitars. After 20 years, I still haven't anything better sounding. I have not put electronics in it yet but I will get around to it soon.

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My primary gig is a country/rock act that uses resonators frequently. I have had this round-neck Dobro D60 for about 25 years. It sounds right and I love it in the studio so I assumed some electronics would make it useful live. Well, maybe for must country/bluegrass acts but with my band of not-quite-reformed rockers, I just couldn't get it loud enough before it would feedback on a stage. I will use it in studio now but its live days have been replaced by the next guitar.
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I am not sure if this one classifies as an acoustic. It is a National Resolectric Revolver and is a National resonator designed to be used for live stage shows. It is basically a thin-body National with built in electronics. I use this one every show with my band. It will project enough volume on a stage before feedback if I string it with magnetic strings and use the mini-humbucker position. It is also very versatile as I use it for slide, fingerpicked bits and it even does a good banjo imitation.

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I've had a few acoustics over the years: Late 70s Yamaha, 2000s Gibson Hummingbird and a Sheryl Crow, mid 60s Harmony Sovereign H1260, 1970 D-28, and now a 1958 Harmony Sovereign H1203. (Block logo. With added Taylor Mullins celluloid guard - see photo below)

Although I love the look and sound of Martin guitars, I usually bond more with the feel of old Gibsons and Harmonys.

I find the 16" fingerboard radius of Martins is a little too flat for me. I much prefer the 10" (or 12") radius of old Harmonys and Gibsons...

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