"I have been away from the forum for a while, so today I got the news of your father passing.
I lost my father to cancer a couple years ago. There's a hole that he once filled that will remain forever, but the passing time makes life without him…"
"I had the similar experience with the Seagull Entourage that demonstrates the benefits of playing the guitar you buy. I auditioned several used and new CW guitars of this model and 1 non-CW and all sounded a little different. I didn't note any…"
Thanks for the info.I had already done some comparative shopping prior to my original post. But I did just as you suggested and auditioned quite some number of new and used guitars at and well above my price point since then. See my post for…"
"Excellent! There is a girl who frequents one of the open-mics I go to who plays that exact same guitar. It always sounds fantastic! You're going to be very happy with it. I'll post your picture in the members guitar…"
"After taking the time for several more auditions, I bought a guitar over the Memorial weekend. I tried out many acoustic guitars including Alvarez, Ibanez, Yamaha, Takamine, Taylor, Breedlove, and Martin. I just kept coming back to Seagull and…"
"+ 1 ... (agree 100%) ... Unless you just don't trust your own ears and fingers, don't put your all of your faith in anything you hear on the web. Way too much is simply subjective opinion.
Play lots and lots of guitars before you…"
"Yeah, I'm with you all, just trying to ruffle some feathers... I'm only trying to say that words, specifications, and reputations don't do justice to the experience of hearing and feeling a guitar. This seems to be a…"
"Bet you didn't expect to start all this. Just go play lots of guitars until you find the one that sings to you. That is what I did and everyone else as well. Be open minded about it. I really thought I wanted a Martin,…"
"Tommy Tommy Tommy,
you're takin' all the fun out of shoppin for that big first purchase. You are right on about playing a bunch of them and listening for "the one" that gives you chills with just a couple of chords.
"Look, warranty, price, brand, country of origin, doesn't mean #$%^^&&*^%$#@..... When you strum that E, G, D, or F13-9 it's going to tell you that you and it are for each other (for now). No amount of research is…"
"I'm in a similar boat in shopping for my first new guitar; you may have seen my thread here from last week. If not, you may glean a few things from reading it and the responses. Here is a page that covers a lot of warranties on major brands…"
New unless you get a good used -- with discount (15% from Musician Friends or GC during their periodic sales), the price of new is only slightly more and no worries about bad guitar.
Cedar or Spruce. Both sound good. If you…"
"You guys are rockin' it!. I appreciate all the helpful input you have offered in such a short time. Keep it coming!I had it in mind to purchase this week as I am a bit ancy to get started, but I now think I will take more time to weigh the…"
Bet you didn't expect to start all this. Just go play lots of guitars until you find the one that sings to you. That is what I did and everyone else as well. Be open minded about it. I really thought I wanted a Martin, had the money and everything. Then I played the guitar I have now and Martin ideas flew right out the window. Lennie is right when he says "It's fun" you get to play many guitars of different make and construction and you get to learn the differences, similarities in both tone and playability. Take your time and find "the one". Back to that Matrix reference since I am big TRIC case fan. And I'm out.