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Looking for used acoustic, rosewood back and sides to post to Australia

Who can help me find a used under $1000 Acoustic with rosewood back and sides  Taylor, Martin, Blueridge, recording king, eastman.

Price must be under $1000 or tax office charges hundreds extra which is not fair. I can pay more but would do it in 2 payments. Happy to pay the postage of $120-$200 if guitar is right.

I play bluegrass if you have suggestions.

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Comment by FloridaGull on July 20, 2012 at 6:51am
Comment by FloridaGull on July 20, 2012 at 6:48am
That is a question I cannot answer. However, there is a very nice video of this guitar on YouTube - link through Wolfe's page - click on "demo video" on the description page...
Comment by Leon Reihana on July 19, 2012 at 6:34pm
Was informed the back n sides are ziricote.
The myrtlewood looks very nice. What is the effect compared to mahogany, maple, rosewood, sapele, etc. What is it similar to?
Comment by FloridaGull on July 19, 2012 at 8:59am

Sweet!  That almost looks like Myrtlewood...

What do you think?

Comment by Leon Reihana on July 19, 2012 at 7:09am

Saw luither David Aumann tonight. We are going to build this for me. I have to ask him again what the back and sides are but it is like a rosewood tone and strength and top is spruce very tight grain.I didnt like the Queensland maple neck so he is looking for some other wood. I said I have fijian mahoghany but he is searching his wood for Better quality mahogany. He is letting me shape my own neck and do my own inlays and headstock. Nice to have a builder work with the customer to create something they want.

Comment by Leon Reihana on July 19, 2012 at 7:01am

Comment by Leon Reihana on July 18, 2012 at 6:13pm
Ok I found a local builder that will custom build me what I want for $1500.
Do I choose spruce top rosewood back n sides or something else?
Do I stay with the martin taylor formula for bluegrass?
Comment by FloridaGull on July 18, 2012 at 3:09pm

I would have suggested a Seagull, but they are not really big on rosewood... :-(

And there is a guy on here selling a used Eastman AC322CE (?), but it is spruce/mahogany, so I didn't mention that either...

I bought my daughter a Walden T550 (roughly equivalent to a Taylor GS Mini), and I was very impressed overall... ;-)

Have you seen/tried any Breedloves?  Check out the following - - and check out their inventory page - oh, here's the link - - they have many nice new and used instruments, with many great descriptions and pics...and they can ship to the "land down under"...

Comment by Leon Reihana on July 18, 2012 at 2:51pm
Thank you very much. Are you a rep? Haha just kidding.
I did see and here one last Sunday but not my taste.
Nearest dealer is about 15hrs drive to hear a rosewood model.
My Mountain (martin rip off) is great but I want something better.
My mountain is not full solid but still better that nearly every guitar
I see and hear at festivals and jams. I think I am ready for a big name brand
But did not like the entry level martin, the Taylor same price bracket
Was soo much better in full rounded volume and tone for my taste.
My get a Taylor d3 in my price range but would prefer older beaten up
Well used higher spec.
Comment by FloridaGull on July 18, 2012 at 8:51am

Also with solid back and laminated sides:

The G730 - cedar/rosewood:

The D710 - Englemann spruce/rosewood:


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