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As I have serious issues with making my mind up on anything, I'll start another thread instead :lol:

This looks interesting.

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jeremyb wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 6:23 pm As I have serious issues with making my mind up on anything, I'll start another thread instead :lol:

This looks interesting.

Guess that's why I don't build acoustics: don't have enough scratch.
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This is on my shortlist of acoustics, Mayer fanboy so Martin is appealing.... and he plays an OM which appears to be the same shape, but just be a longer scale than the OOO...



This guys videos are interesting, tortures guitars then cuts them in half! :shock:

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These Eastman OM models seem really great value wise, solid back and sides... $899 NZ for the Cedar topped one.

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This is predictable from me but here's how it's done.....


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I shouldn’t have looked up the price.
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jeremyb wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 8:00 pm These Eastman OM models seem really great value wise, solid back and sides... $899 NZ for the Cedar topped one.

Yes, these are very good. Maybe Codedog will let you try his? If you want an all-solid guitar, then these are the ones to get to keep the price down.

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Recently gave my baby a stylish new pickguard. Stuck deep in a massive niche here.
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This does it for me:



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jeremyb wrote: Mon Feb 21, 2022 9:09 pm I shouldn’t have looked up the price.
No, nothing good ever comes from that. An F50 is my dream Lotto guitar.
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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.

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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.
Seems Guitar Gallery are a Lowden dealer:

https://theguitargallery.co.nz/page/1/? ... gwt_wcas=1

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Candeevr4 wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:35 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.
Seems Guitar Gallery are a Lowden dealer:

https://theguitargallery.co.nz/page/1/? ... gwt_wcas=1
Cool, thanks. I did not know that. I’ve not heard of Guitar Gallery previously. Wonder how I missed that?

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I'm packing my stuff to send overseas. I keep looking at my ex-Oleg Walden Concorda and wondering if I should just sell it. Owes me $500 if memory serves, and I definitely prefer it to the Taylor it replaced.

Anybody in the market?

It's supposed to be getting packed this evening actually so I suppose this is a very short-notice thing.
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olegmcnoleg wrote: Tue Feb 22, 2022 7:54 am

Cool, thanks. I did not know that. I’ve not heard of Guitar Gallery previously. Wonder how I missed that?
Me too. Only recently heard of them after Black Strat Blues mentioned trading an amp there.

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