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View Poll Results: Which guitar should I purchase?
D'Angelico Premier Fulton 1 9.09%
Breedlove Pursuit Concert 10 90.91%
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:45 PM
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Thanks for your input, Griff599. I don't think Blueridge makes any 12-strings smaller than a dreadnought, which is what I need.

The D’Angelico has the ugliest headstock ever. That's not a personal preference -- several scientific experiments prove it. Playing one would be like making pillow-talk with the Medusa. But its body depth is 0.95" more than the Breedlove, making her louder between the sheets. That and the fact she has Rosewood back and sides instead of mahogany make my decision difficult.

The Breedlove is winning the poll 8 to 1.
Yes that DA does have a gaudy headstock. Possibly ugly. But if you like different it fits the bill. My BL has the old square headstock and I'm glad.
As I've stated, I'm biased, but I think the BL would be hard to beat. Good luck to you and enjoy your search.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:46 AM
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Decision made:

I discovered a great deal on the D'Angelico, one that costs $110 less than the Breedlove. That, and the fact that it has rosewood instead of mahogany in it, and that its body is larger than the Breedlove's, were the decisive factors. Yes, the headstock is hideous. But I'll just put a paper bag over it and do my business. The place I'm getting it from has a 45-day return policy.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread. I learned some things and even laughed out loud a few times.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:31 AM
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I am a fool. I didn't listen to you; I ignored the 10 to 1 poll that favored the Breedlove.

I ordered the D'Angelico Fulton and regret it. It's a fine instrument with shockingly low action and precise intonation up and down the neck, and its lucid rumbling bass recalls the funky snap of a werewolf's jaws. Its twinned treble strings will light up the mutli-colored diamonds in your mind like iridescent fireflies. And its onboard tuner is accurate and fast. The bridge pins are attractive and look like they couldn't be any easier to remove.

Why am I getting rid of? Because the width of its upper bout make my picking/strumming hand numb whenever I play it. As many of you know, Grand Auditoriums have a slimmer mid-section thant Dreadnoughts, but the upper and lower bouts are the same, at least in this case.

I expect a full refund, but sending it back via the USPS store won't be cheap. The box it came in could've had the Eiffel Tower inside.

Once the money is back in my bank, I'll do what many of you suggested from the beginning: Get the Breedlove.
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