What Guitar do you play?

What is the instrument of your choice? 🎸

I play a Paco Santiago Marin - XXX Anniversario! This guitar has been with me all my university years, and I have learned so much on this instrument! It has a lot of marks, so I intend to have my top redone within the following years, but I am still in love with the sound of this instrument! But it also has its shortcomings. It’s not very easy to play, guitars with a more modern approach require much less effort! 

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  • As I read your question, the point of it is around what guitars we are currently playing, not necessarily what we own.

    Given that, I would first answer by saying that the two guitars that I currently play the most are a 2019 Martin Blackwell double top, and a 2022 Jeff Sigurdson double top - both cedar tops. They are simply magical, IMO (at least from this intermediate level player's perspective).

    I have been very blessed to be able to acquire several other guitars. I didn't buy them to necessarily create a collection, but as more part of my constant quest to find the type of guitar that I would eventually want to keep forever. Those include:

    2021 Steve Ganz Spr/BRW traditional

    2019 Steve Ganz Cd/padauk traditional

    2019 Douglass Scott Cd/wenge traditional

    2013 James Frieson Bosnian Spr/maple traditional

    2003 Jose Oribe steel string Cd/BRW

    Yamaha silent guitar

    1995 American made Fender Strat 

     

    My acoustic guitars lean heavily on Pacific Northwest luthiers because that's where I lived for many years and those were names I was exposed to (thanks to Drew Henderson, Tariq Harb, and Bradford Werner, among several others).

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    • Stephen Darrell Oliver Tariq is amazing and Bradford has a great site, love talking with him

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  • Manuel Velazquez from 1966 until 2019 except for a year with a Ramirez 1A the gave me severe tendinitis. Now it's a Jeremy Cooper double top.

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    • don
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    My new guitar in the works! Cedar top, I waited for 3 years for this and finally I get to see a shape. So excited by this..  

     

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    • don I'm happy for you Don, this is a great experience waiting for a brand new instrument crafted for you and following the steps as the luthier is building it. Can't wait to hear the sound in your hands! But who wears flip-flops in the second picture?! 😆

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      Blaise Laflamme Yes, I’m super excited.  When I started to learn classical guitar, I was playing a 50 dollars guitar and very soon outlive that. I very soon also realize this will be a hobby that will stay with me for life. I wanted something more personal. While I now play on a luthier made guitar but it is not made for me.

       

      I waited 3 years for this and to see it take shape is really exciting.  That’s the luthier in the flip-flop 😂 

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    • don I understand you, once you have experienced hand crafted luthier guitar it's hard to go back. My last guitar took 2.5 years to arrive and I was not able to wait that long for it then I bought a used one from the same luthier a few months after the order! 😅

      What you don't know is that you'll have to wear flip-flop yourself to get the most out of it... that's the rule! 😆

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      don Wow very exciting Don. Really look forward to hearing it!

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      Blaise Laflamme Flip flop is fine as long as I don't have to go pantless to get the most out of it. 😂

      Ron Thanks Ron!

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      don That's so great Don! I wanted pictures like this of my guitar as it was being built, but never got them. Looks like rosewood sides. Who is the luthier? 

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      Steve Pederson and today it is finally closed up🙂 its by Giovanni Tacchi from Florence. 
       

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    • don cool! is it the Friederich hommage model?

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      Blaise Laflamme yes. It is a 7 brace Friederich hommage model. 

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    • don Amazing, can't wait to hear it!

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      it is getting closer. Interesting the fingerboard gets work on last. 

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      don Excellent - can't wait to hear it!

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       it finally arrived. and it look so pretty like a candy. Will do a thorough test over weekend but so far loving how bright the trebles are. 

      https://imgur.com/FYqwv4v

      https://imgur.com/AuNccI0

      https://imgur.com/qbTMckW

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  • I play a Jeremy Cooper double top, 640mm. Took 1.5 years. Top is bear claw spruce outer, cedar inner, balsa strips to separate the two tops, a la Antonius Muller, Brazilian Rosewood back and sides, Rodgers tuners. Totally awesome sound. I retired my 1966 Velazquez when I got this guitar.

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      John Mardinly wow. this look really beautiful!

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    • don Thank you.

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    • John Mardinly beautiful, love it

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  • Hey guys,

    So I mainly play a Duane McDonald (me) classical guitar. I designed and built it to play while sitting on the couch, next to my wife, while watching TV or something without disturbing anybody else in the room. It actually sounds pretty amazing. The neck and head stock are curly maple, The fingerboard is wenge, the tuners are snakewood, and the body is acacia. I also designed the bridge and saddle using curly, maple and bone. 

    I also play a Martin, but much more rarely (the martin requires good posture and form, my guitar allows me to be lazy and reclined haha)

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    Hi.  I bought a 2015 Dumitriu about a year ago.  So far, really enjoying this guitar.  Great playing and sounding instrument.  This is something I’ve always wanted and finally decided to purchase and so glad that I did.  Took about a year to find one for sale.  Purchased from the Grand Salon in Canada.   
     

    Here are the specs.  
     

    Cedar top

    Madagascar rosewood back & sides

    Arched back with double sides

    Spanish cedar neck

    Raised ebony fingerboard

    Armrest

    Madagascar rosewood saddle & headstock veneer

    Gotoh 35G510 tuning machines with aluminum rollers & black mother of pearl buttons

    Hand rubbed French polish finishing

    Guitars weight 5.4lbs

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  • 2001 Thomas Humphrey - Millennium - A great guitar but as of last month I had a horrendous accident. I had a steel string and it toppled over at speed and the machine head went through the top like a dart going into a dartboard.  Totally distraught.  Iife goes on

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    • D A Stephen Crawford Ugh, that makes my heart sink just hearing it. I had a student drop an electric guitar in a lesson and the headstock split the top of my Gregory Byers. I almost threw up.

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