HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > Non-Sports > The Lounge
Mobile Hockey's Future Become a Sponsor Site Rules Support Forum vBookie Page 2
The Lounge "...Where the parking lot of the Igloo meets the concourse of the Nassau County Coliseum and the bathroom line of the Skyreach..." - Wickedbsfan

Acoustic Guitar Shopping

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
08-28-2008, 01:46 PM
  #1
Oylerz
Registered User
 
Oylerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,341
vCash: 500
Acoustic Guitar Shopping

Hey there guitar players! I've recently decided to buy my next acoustic guitar. The trouble is I don't know which one I should look for and I'm looking for advice from other guitar players and I figured there must be some on here.

I am currently playing a 1969 Gibson Dove which was loaned to me. I love the guitar and especially the sound of it, however the problem I have is that there are no electronics on board and so when I'm playing live I end up using a soundhole pickup. Not Ideal by any stretch.

I wanted to put a good Fishman pickup in it but the owner doesn't want the guitar altered in any way.

My previous guitar was a Sigma ... something-or-other which I have currently loaned to another friend.

I am now looking for an electric-acoustic guitar and I'm willing to spend up to around $1000.

Any recommendations?

Some that I am considering:
Larrivee D-03E
Martin D-15 (I'd have to add a pickup, but c'mon it's a Martin!)
Taylor 214ce (I Like the Grand Auditorium Body size of this one)
Taylor 210ce
Blueridge BR-70CE

Oylerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 02:00 PM
  #2
Gobias Industries
Registered User
 
Gobias Industries's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 11,386
vCash: 500
I'm play a Gibson LC-1 myself, but I would have to recommend the Taylors. I love the sound it produces, and it would by my number one choice...

I'm more of a fan of the 214ce myself...


Ever play a Seagull, you could get into a nice mid-range at that price....

I've been out of the market for a while, but I'd recommend looking at Seagulls as well...


What kind of stuff will you (generally) be playing

Gobias Industries is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 02:19 PM
  #3
Oylerz
Registered User
 
Oylerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,341
vCash: 500
I mainly play with the church band - I am the only guitar for now (other than the Bass) and generally end up playing rhythm - not much fingerpicking. I goof around alot at home but haven't found anyone to do anything else with. I'll try out some Seagulls - I have also been intrigued by Breedlove - but haven't had any opportunity to try one.

Oylerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 02:36 PM
  #4
Richyrich
Registered User
 
Richyrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 2,164
vCash: 500
I play on a taylor A/E (not 100% sure of the model number I think it's the 313 or 300?) and I absolutely love it. It has an awesome, rich tone, a solid pickup and the lowest action on any acoustic I have ever played. I highly recommend taylors or martins. Both very good investments

Richyrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 02:46 PM
  #5
Richer's Ghost
Global Moderator
O_o
 
Richer's Ghost's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: photoshop labor camp
Country: United States
Posts: 47,861
vCash: 425
Martin FTW.

I also have a Sigma because I'm poor and can't afford the real thing.

http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/p...tar?sku=514746
Quote:
Features: 9
Quality: 9
Value: 10
Experience w/product: I own it
Reviewer's Background: Active Musician
Reviewer's Play Style: Praise, Alternative, Anti-Folk
Plays and sounds like a $1500 Martin. Better tone than any Taylor/Breedlove/Seagull. Action is Great and low. Neck is smoooooth and FAST. Setup was perfect. Bought it, and took it to band practice at church the same night. Fishman Classic 4 sounds great through my Fender Amp. Very versital. From Praise band to serenading the wife at dinner. Buy it.

__________________

Ball pits are just toilets filled with brightly colored balls instead of water.

Last edited by Richer's Ghost: 08-28-2008 at 02:51 PM.
Richer's Ghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 03:08 PM
  #6
rudethedude66
Registered User
 
rudethedude66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MONTREAL/LONDON
Country: Canada
Posts: 724
vCash: 500
Im playin a Ibanez aw800...sounds boooooootiful

rudethedude66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 03:41 PM
  #7
Cardiac_Canes
Registered User
 
Cardiac_Canes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,721
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Cardiac_Canes
I'm gonna put in a plug for Seagull. Great, Canadian made guitars that have amazing value. You should definetely looking into them.

Cardiac_Canes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 04:28 PM
  #8
Hyperkookeez*
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cowtown
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,931
vCash: 500
seagulls are just tremendous for what you pay for

Hyperkookeez* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 05:13 PM
  #9
Benny Lava
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Anaheim
Country: Marshall Islands
Posts: 8,044
vCash: 500
Get an Ovation Celebrity Series.

Benny Lava is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 05:43 PM
  #10
Cardiac_Canes
Registered User
 
Cardiac_Canes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Mississauga, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,721
vCash: 500
Send a message via MSN to Cardiac_Canes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hyperkookeez View Post
seagulls are just tremendous for what you pay for
Yes!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny Lava View Post
Get an Ovation Celebrity Series.
A big complain with ovation guitars are that the rounded back makes it uncomfortable to play sitting down so keep that in mind when buying. Of course it's better to go to a shop and try them out yourself.

Cardiac_Canes is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 05:50 PM
  #11
Brodeur
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: San Diego
Posts: 12,142
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Benny Lava View Post
Get an Ovation Celebrity Series.
I've had an Ovation Celebrity for about 10 years.....it was a nice value for an A/E, but the sound definitely comes nowhere close to the top end guitars. Although I did like my old roommate's Celebrity Deluxe. Can't say I've gone guitar hunting in the last five years, but that's just my experience.

Brodeur is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 07:26 PM
  #12
Dolemite
The one...the only..
 
Dolemite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 38,029
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oylerz View Post
Hey there guitar players! I've recently decided to buy my next acoustic guitar. The trouble is I don't know which one I should look for and I'm looking for advice from other guitar players and I figured there must be some on here.

I am currently playing a 1969 Gibson Dove which was loaned to me. I love the guitar and especially the sound of it, however the problem I have is that there are no electronics on board and so when I'm playing live I end up using a soundhole pickup. Not Ideal by any stretch.

I wanted to put a good Fishman pickup in it but the owner doesn't want the guitar altered in any way.

My previous guitar was a Sigma ... something-or-other which I have currently loaned to another friend.

I am now looking for an electric-acoustic guitar and I'm willing to spend up to around $1000.

Any recommendations?

Some that I am considering:
Larrivee D-03E
Martin D-15 (I'd have to add a pickup, but c'mon it's a Martin!)
Taylor 214ce (I Like the Grand Auditorium Body size of this one)
Taylor 210ce
Blueridge BR-70CE
So is it a requirement for the Acoustic to have a built in Pickup? I never liked the sound a pickup makes on an acoustic. I just like using a mic. You can play with the treble and bass based on the Mic location. With a pickup you're stuck with one sound.

__________________
http://thenhlhotlist.wordpress.com/
Follow along on Twitter: http://twitter.com/azvibesports
Dolemite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 07:40 PM
  #13
TheGooooch
HFBoards Sponsor
 
TheGooooch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: San Francisco
Country: United States
Posts: 17,880
vCash: 50
Play the Taylor and the Martin, decide between thouse. I love both of those companies, they make really awesome guitars.

I have a buddy who has a great Taylor, but I would probably lean towards that Martin pick above.

TheGooooch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 08:10 PM
  #14
Nich
Registered User
 
Nich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Wantagh
Country: Croatia
Posts: 6,895
vCash: 500
http://www.maton.com.au/

check them....

Nich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 08:27 PM
  #15
teleman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 719
vCash: 500
Contact Dave Wren at the 12th Fret in Toronto. Great store for acoustic instruments. They have a decent selection and know their stuff. They gave me some excellent advice about a pickup for my Dobro.

teleman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 11:09 PM
  #16
Oylerz
Registered User
 
Oylerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,341
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolemite View Post
So is it a requirement for the Acoustic to have a built in Pickup? I never liked the sound a pickup makes on an acoustic. I just like using a mic. You can play with the treble and bass based on the Mic location. With a pickup you're stuck with one sound.
If you have a preamp you can model your sound to your hearts content, and most acoustic-electrics have a built in preamp. Mic'd sound is better, but difficult to pull off well... especially with the equipment that is available to me. I eventually want to go and get an acoustic amp as well but first I need a guitar to use with it!

Oylerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 11:11 PM
  #17
Oylerz
Registered User
 
Oylerz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: London, Ontario
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,341
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by teleman View Post
Contact Dave Wren at the 12th Fret in Toronto. Great store for acoustic instruments. They have a decent selection and know their stuff. They gave me some excellent advice about a pickup for my Dobro.
I have wanted to go to that store for quite some time but haven't been able to make it there yet. Possibly later in September as I will be in T.O. for work for a couple of days.

Edit: Do they have MacPhersons there? I've always wanted to see/try one.

Oylerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 11:23 PM
  #18
pitseleh
Registered User
 
pitseleh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Vancouver
Country: Canada
Posts: 17,645
vCash: 500
Larrivee make great guitars for the price, and the D-03 is great value in that price range, IMO. Martin is always a safe choice though, and the Taylors will depend on whether you like the Taylor sound (I like it, but it's very hit or miss with people).

pitseleh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-28-2008, 11:50 PM
  #19
Richyrich
Registered User
 
Richyrich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Philadelphia
Country: United States
Posts: 2,164
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dolemite View Post
So is it a requirement for the Acoustic to have a built in Pickup? I never liked the sound a pickup makes on an acoustic. I just like using a mic. You can play with the treble and bass based on the Mic location. With a pickup you're stuck with one sound.
not so, some AE's have control boards with which you can control treble and base. I find that with mics feedback is a major problem

Richyrich is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-29-2008, 12:07 AM
  #20
danglesmcgee
 
danglesmcgee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 160
vCash: 500
Martin obviously this question is almost idiotic seriously though if u have that kinda cash Martin is the only one i would buy, most acoustic my fingers have ever grazed. im pleased with my Norman though.

danglesmcgee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
08-29-2008, 01:24 AM
  #21
Dolemite
The one...the only..
 
Dolemite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Country: Netherlands
Posts: 38,029
vCash: 50
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oylerz View Post
If you have a preamp you can model your sound to your hearts content, and most acoustic-electrics have a built in preamp. Mic'd sound is better, but difficult to pull off well... especially with the equipment that is available to me. I eventually want to go and get an acoustic amp as well but first I need a guitar to use with it!
If you're going to perform live or at an Open mic, you'll have to take in consideration what will be available to you. Just my $0.02.

Dolemite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.