Acoustic Guitar Community

Welcome to the Acoustic Guitar Community.

David VanderMolen
  • 53, Male
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • United States
Share on Facebook Share

David VanderMolen's Friends

  • George Skarogiannis
  • Ted Hechtman
  • GuitarMC
  • Eric Lambert
  • Antonio Eduardo Rosa

David VanderMolen's Groups

David VanderMolen's Discussions

All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
6 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by David VanderMolen Apr 6.

Wanted: 2005 Santa Cruz P/W D...
1 Reply

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Lynch Nov 26, 2012.

Martin OOO-15M; Opinions, thoughts for fingerstyle purchase...
4 Replies

Started this discussion. Last reply by David VanderMolen Nov 4, 2011.

 

David VanderMolen's Page

Latest Activity

David VanderMolen joined Edward Sparks's group
Thumbnail

Epiphone Owners Group

If you own an Epiphone instrument, old or new, this group is for you!
Jul 7
David VanderMolen replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"Juan, I am glad to hear that the Taylor M522 is a winner...that is one model that I am looking into. I own a Taylor 2003, 810 model and love it. The M522 is also reasonably priced so that is a plus. I agree that some of the boutique shops have…"
Apr 6
Juan Valdez The Richest Kind! replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"David, did you come up with something yet? Two weeks ago, I got a Taylor M522 and am very pleased.  It is my first Taylor and find it typical of the type as described here and elsewhere.  Super playability.  Good, balanced tone. …"
Apr 2
David VanderMolen replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"Hi all!, Thanks for your comments so far on the All-Hog search; the feedback is helpful as I move forward in the search! David"
Feb 21
Becaye Aw replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"Hi David, I own a Martin 000-15M, all Mahogany. It's even below your price range and yet very versatile guitar. I like very much mine although it does not get so much attention. You may even get used one on Ebay below 1k. Good luck"
Feb 20
Tony K. replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"I fell in love with and bought this one, the Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Mahogany Folk.  It's not a super expensive guitar, but not a cheap one either.  It's all solid wood and the playability from the factory is…"
Feb 18
sdelsolray replied to David VanderMolen's discussion All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...
"I searched for about one year for a mid-sized all mahogany guitar to complement other acoustic guitars I have for playing fingerstyle. Played many in different price ranges.  I ended up with a used Santa Cruz 1929 000.  A close second was…"
Feb 12
David VanderMolen posted a discussion

All-Solid wood Mahogany 000 or OM guitar recommendations...

Hi all,I am in the market for the above axe with an ebony or rosewood fretboard. I am willing to pay the Collings or Santa Cruz price (cringe)! but would rather stay within the $1500 to $2500 range. I'm asking for any feedback that our astute members may be willing to share!Thanks in advance, DavidSee More
Feb 8
David VanderMolen commented on Paul Jannone's video
Thumbnail

Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Paul, Nice, solid video on youtube for this song, thanks again! David "
Aug 22, 2014
David VanderMolen commented on Paul Jannone's video
Thumbnail

Is there anybody out there? Pink Floyd

"Paul, Nice work! Where did you find the music/tabs?; would like to give it a try on my Guild Standard F-30R. Thanks in advance, David"
Aug 20, 2014
David VanderMolen replied to Chad Clifton's discussion Vintage Guitar restoration
"Give Elderly Instruments a call in Lansing, MI...www.elderly.com or 1-888-473-5810. They have an excellent reputation throughout the guitar world for repair and restoration work. I don't know where you live, but touching base with them via a…"
Jul 19, 2014
David VanderMolen replied to T. Neil McKaig's discussion Gallagher Guitars
"TNM, Wow a 75 Special, that's a hall of fame guitar! My G50 has enough playing hours through it that it does not require a warm-up to get going; it seems to "get up and go" with no problem after not being played for a period of…"
Aug 2, 2013
David VanderMolen replied to T. Neil McKaig's discussion Gallagher Guitars
"TNM, I own a G-50 (bought new in '07) which is Gallagher's version of a Martin D-18. Big volume, big tone, big dimensions--it will not fit on my Taylor wooden guitar stand, it's too deep. Definitely made for the flat picker and…"
Aug 1, 2013
David VanderMolen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Fla. Gull, No, I have not played the GAD F-130R nor have I ever had the opportunity to play one. But for half of the cost of the Standard , it's probably a fine guitar w/o solid back & sides and a satin finish. On the Guild website they…"
Jun 9, 2013
David VanderMolen commented on Ted Hechtman's group Guild Owners
"Folks, I bot a new F-30R Standard--built in New Hartford, CT-- a year ago from Elderly in Lansing, MI. I was looking for a finger style axe to complement my Taylor 810. Long story short, this is the best guitar (the F-30R that is) that I have ever…"
Jun 8, 2013
John Lynch replied to David VanderMolen's discussion Wanted: 2005 Santa Cruz P/W D...
Nov 26, 2012

Profile Information

Which one of the following describes your involvement in music? (Check all that apply)
This is a profile for a guitar-related business engaged in the following area(s):, Retail shop
How many years have you been playing guitar?
2-5 years
Which of these instruments do you own or play?
Flattop steel-string acoustic guitar
The make and model of your guitar(s) and/or other instruments and gear.
1968 Guild D-25, 2003 Taylor 810, I built my own OOO style with a Sitka top and Walnut body.
What is your website address?
http://www.vidguitars.com
What type of music do you like to play?
jazz, classical, country/bluegrass rock
Do you subscribe to or regularly read Acoustic Guitar?
I subscribe

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Acoustic Guitar Community to add comments!

Join Acoustic Guitar Community

At 10:15am on November 4, 2011, Jud Hair said…

Hey David ... I don't think your message got onto the Martin group discussion page.  Did you join the group first?  Pretty sure you can't post or message the group unless you are a member.

 

At any rate, here's my feedback on your question:

 

Dave ... one caveat about the Martin 00015M ...  unlike other Martin 000 models, this one has the narrower 1.68 inch nut.  As a fingerstyle player, you probably appreciate the 1.75 nut that comes on other 000 Martins and is what I think you have on your Taylor.  Just something to be aware of as you decide.

 

I have played the Martin 00028EC, and absolutely loved it.  Of course price-wise, that is apples and oranges with the 00015.   I believe you need to go up in cost to the 00018 to get a 1.75 nut.

 

But ... while not mahogany topped, the new Martin "Performing Artist" line features a very reasonably priced solid wood model called the GCPA4 that has the 1.75 nut and also has a Fishman built-in pickup.  It's a Grand Concert size (similar to the 000) and sells at under $1,100 at most shops.  They also have a dreadnought and an orchestra-size at the same price.

At 3:28pm on March 1, 2011, Edward Sparks said…
David, Welcome to the Guild Owners Group!  Edward
 
 
 

Check Out the Latest in Acoustic Guitar

Free e-newsletter!

Sign up for Acoustic Guitar Weekly—the weekly e-mail newsletter that delivers coverage of players and gear, lessons and technique tips, and advice about performing and recording. Get it now!

Badge

Loading…

FOLLOW US!

Be alerted to the latest articles on AcousticGuitar.com, including lessons, CD, guitar, and gear reviews, how-to tips, and player profiles.

© 2015   Created by Acoustic Guitar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service