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I sold my Martin and bought a Larrivee which suits me better in every department.

Guilds are also very nice and they'll last many lifetimes.

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jeremyb wrote: Fri Feb 25, 2022 6:38 pm Nice tour of the Taylor factories:

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Close the YouTube app and buy the fucking Walden.

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NippleWrestler wrote: Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:31 am I sold my Martin and bought a Larrivee which suits me better in every department.

Guilds are also very nice and they'll last many lifetimes.
I really enjoyed my Guild. The easiest acoustic I have ever played is my ex-Oleg Breedlove. Come to think of it, the Guild was ex-Oleg too!

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olegmcnoleg wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:05 am Another less expensive option for an all solid wood guitar is one of the Lowden/Sheeran series. Plenty of different models and woods to choose from, and all on the smaller side (00 or 000). You need to buy from overseas though, I don’t think NZ has an importer. These are so much better than the cheap Martins.
I’ve had a good play on the Sheehans at Guitar Gallery, pretty impressive, quite a range too. I was surprised how many models there are - clearly Ed’s been busy working on his woodworking skills.

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MrGlyn wrote: Sat Feb 26, 2022 7:27 am
olegmcnoleg wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:05 am Another less expensive option for an all solid wood guitar is one of the Lowden/Sheeran series. Plenty of different models and woods to choose from, and all on the smaller side (00 or 000). You need to buy from overseas though, I don’t think NZ has an importer. These are so much better than the cheap Martins.
I’ve had a good play on the Sheehans at Guitar Gallery, pretty impressive, quite a range too. I was surprised how many models there are - clearly Ed’s been busy working on his woodworking skills.
I'm impressed you got to play them. I went there, he told me not to touch anything then ignored me for 20 minutes. So I left.
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NippleWrestler wrote: Sat Feb 26, 2022 6:31 am I sold my Martin and bought a Larrivee which suits me better in every department.

Guilds are also very nice and they'll last many lifetimes.
I have sold on a couple of Martins now. I like every Martin I have played but just cant get to love them really. Mind you I think I am more of an old Guitar person... A huge fan of Guilds here especially the Hoboken and Westerly era ones.

Sold My Larrivee too come to think of it, and both Breedloves...

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Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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Wondering about the differences in body shapes and sizes?

Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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Incoming NGD, have a Martin OOO junior on the way, the slightly wider nut sealed the deal, being a shorter guy the smaller body size appeals greatly too.
Slowy wrote: That's the problem; everything rewarding is just such hard work. Regret takes much less effort.

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jeremyb wrote: Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:26 pm Incoming NGD, have a Martin OOO junior on the way, the slightly wider nut sealed the deal, being a shorter guy the smaller body size appeals greatly too.
And they had sold it in the shop yesterday… no stock till June :-(
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Today is looking up!
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And here she is, Taylor Academy 12, played it off against a bunch of other cheaper and more expensive guitars and liked it more!

Had great low action out of the box, no fret buzz or other undesirable things, really comfy with the bevel on the body and neck feels a lot like a slightly thicker version of my Strat. I like!
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Nice one, after you have played a song or two it must be time to order a new watch, right?
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Jay wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:06 pm Nice one, after you have played a song or two it must be time to order a new watch, right?
I’m running out of watches to own.
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jeremyb wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:46 pm
Jay wrote: Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:06 pm Nice one, after you have played a song or two it must be time to order a new watch, right?
I’m running out of watches to own.
Not many companies making watches that look like nursery toys huh?
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