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I ask because I can finally participate in a thread like this!

After test-driving hundreds of nice acoustics over several years, searching for a LONG time, I finally made my "lifetime acoustic" purchase this afternoon...

Breedlove USA Pro Series D25/SRH. The SRH I'd assume stands for sitka Spruce top, solid Rosewood back and sides and Herringbone binding. It was a new model at Winter NAMM and there aren't a lot of photos of it out there (and like a dummy I leave the digital camera at work).

But I did find a snap of one via some Google. The photo doesn't show off subtle multi-ply binding on the ebony board or the abalone work around the soundhole, and it sure as hell doesn't capture the playability or tone of this thing. It is a fucking monster.

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I know some of you fellas have some pretty nice acoustics. Care to share?

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Guild D-50 and D-55.

Solid red spruce top and scalloped bracing, solid rosewood back and sides. Everyone asks me about the acoustics on my studio recordings. When they hear them in person, jaws hit the floor. Killer guitars.

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Guild JF-65-12 from '91 and an Ovation N778 (Japanese LE from the late '90s)

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Does a classical count?

I tried a LOT of them out while travelling around the country for a few years and ended up with a Simon Ambridge Spruce/Brazilian that is unbelievably unbelievable.

Stupidest money on a classical goes to the '77 Hauser II, but I sold it for an obscene price that I simply couldn't refuse.

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Taylor 414CE. Great auditorium sized guitar for finger picking.

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Lapetrie Concert CW.

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Sometime soon I will pick up a gitane gypsy jazz box:

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Martin 000-18 and a handmade Ovation prototype. The Ovation was mostly built by Willie (those of you that have been there probably know him). The acoustic sound is great.

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1993 Takamine EN-C 10, chinese Takamine G 440 for 'beater-stuff'.

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Cheap-ass Yamaha. I probably paid $120 for it in 1983. I've had the action lowered so it's a nice playing guitar now. If I decide to buy a nice high-quality job, I really like the Breedloves like the top pic in this thread. May get an Ovation one of these days too.

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old 1975 Ibanez. Not even sure which model. Sounds great, plays great, even if I always founded difficult to play acoustics - this was the only I loved and still do. Polara will have a chance to play it in Vilnius in couple of weeks time :D

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Mid '90's Taylor 710 CE Cedar Top, sweet axe.

Early '90's Taylor 812 Custom, a 000 size parlor picker, records like a dream

Baby Taylor

"None More Black" Ovation 1778T

Recent Yamaha 700 Series 12 'er

Early '70's Epi maple bodied Dread. Played out but lots of sentimental value

Epi Jumbo (my wife's)

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Here's mine, it's made by John Osthoff up in Ma, sitka top with koa back and sides, with ebony board and bridge and FWI nut saddle and bridge pins. I have an all koa OM on order with John which should be geting started any day now....

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Wow that came up really small. If anyone is interested here's a link to some more pics....

http://entertainment.webshots.com/album/240175779hgeLOb

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Samick Electro acoustic D7CE "Beaumont". I might get some nylon strings on it.

I also have a classical Kamouraska "Etude" series. First bought guitar, as it ages, the sound gets better, but is has seen some battles :D

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Simon Fay's prototype #7; Port Orford Cedar & Bloodwood, various trim woods, French Polish finish:

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Kevin Gallagher's Omega GC02c; Adirondack Spruce w/ Indian Rosewood, +...:

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Tim McKnight MiniMac; Caucasian Spruce & Bubinga, w/ various trim woods:

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..' and a Taylor nylon string NS32 that I don't have a pic of.

Oh yea, a National Resophonic Delphi Vintage Steel.

Yes, I am blessed.

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I have a cheapassed early 80s Yamaha FG-335 that actually sounds and plays really nicely now, some 25 years on.

My main squeeze is this one, although I also have a J-200 that is really nice.

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Mid '90's Taylor 710 CE Cedar Top, sweet axe.

Early '90's Taylor 812 Custom, a 000 size parlor picker, records like a dream

Baby Taylor

"None More Black" Ovation 1778T

Recent Yamaha 700 Series 12 'er

Early '70's Epi maple bodied Dread. Played out but lots of sentimental value

Epi Jumbo (my wife's)

had a limited run 710ce short scale last year and sold it, stupidest fucking thing i've ever done..........................

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Not really an acoustic player. I had a cheapo that I sold last summer. Yard sale special for $75. I have an Ovation 1778T that I love. Just need to get the action a little lower next string change. I tried an LX but the 1778 slayed it.

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What nice instruments! I want to get a 000 Martin but for now I have a Johnson Summit dreadnaught. Johnson normally builds beginner plywood things but they made 500 of these several years back for some reason. Solid stika spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back, abalone rosette, nice inlays, gold Grovers. Records well and feels good.

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I'm an acoustic whore.

1980 Martin HD28 that I bought used around 1985.

Recent Martin "Custom":

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This very beat up ceder top Breedlove that sounds amazing:

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Taylor 714BCE with 2 piece Brazilian rosewood back:

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Taylor 355CE 12 string.

Guild D12-M

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Ovation Custom Legend:

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Ovation 1778t with red hot rod flame paint job.

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Ovation 1778t with orange sparkle hot rod flame paint job.

I also have an Alvarez Jumbo but it's on loan (possible sale) to my buds in Saving Jane.

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