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!
Feel free to share a picture of your beauty!
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).
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)
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.
Madagascar rosewood back & sides
Arched back with double sides
Spanish cedar neck
Raised ebony fingerboard
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