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wguitar 07-30-2021 09:15 PM

Survey - $3,000 to spend / would you buy 1 or 2 guitars ?
Hi folks,

Quick survey ...

If you had $ 3,000 to spend would you prefer to buy TWO $1,500 guitars or ONE $3,000 guitar ?

Feel free to respond with brands and models if you like.


Wade Hampton 07-30-2021 09:21 PM

I would take that money, add a little bit of my own, and go to the Guitar Center in Anchorage to buy the Martin 000-28 I played there this morning. It’s an outstanding instrument.


Rosewood99 07-30-2021 09:31 PM

I take it and put in another $3000 (or sell one of my other guitars ) and get a $6000 guitar.

donlyn 07-30-2021 09:34 PM

Survey - $3,000 to spend / would you buy 1 or 2 guitars ?

Unclear at the moment, but I'm leaning toward getting an Epiphone IBG J-45, and maybe keeping the rest for a lifetime supply of strings. ;)



jheath 07-30-2021 09:38 PM

Ive got more currently than ever but theres still a few I have my eye on. So if I had $3k right now itd be an Iris OG or a 000-18.

SRL 07-30-2021 09:44 PM

Assuming I had zero good guitars, I'd get two, used $2000-3000 guitars for $1500 each. Probably a big sitka/rosewood guitar, and a smaller all-mahogany couch guitar.

If I already had several guitars, I might be tempted to try for a single, used $4000-6000 guitar, like a Bourgeois, Goodall, Collings, Santa Cruz,, etc.

jrb715 07-30-2021 09:49 PM

One, no question. I'm assuming I can get that one at $3000--could be used. Would be a Gibson Hummingbird.

baw3 07-30-2021 09:55 PM

Honestly, I have spent 3000 and more on guitars and everyone of those guitars that I had, have been sold and I dont miss a single one. The most expensive guitar that I now have in my signature is my Eastman E20D-tc. The rest of my guitars cost an average of 1500 bucks. To tell you the truth any guitar that I have right now sounds better to me than any of the 3000 buck guitars that I sold. My 2 furch guitars I would put up against some guitars that cost over twice as much. My Martin DSS-17 is the best sounding Martin that I have owned. I hope that answers your question.

KevinH 07-30-2021 10:03 PM

I'd go for one....a Taylor 522, if I didn't already have one.

colins 07-31-2021 01:49 AM

I made my choice quite a few years ago ... two used guitars being a Taylor 514ce in cedar and mahogany and a Martin EC model. Total cost used was a bit over $3,000 in those days (I didn't buy on the same day!).

Pdubs76 07-31-2021 02:38 AM

Id put that towards a Martin HD-28.

geoawelch 07-31-2021 03:10 AM

Id add just a little of my own and look for an older lightly played SC 1929 00.

Silly Moustache 07-31-2021 04:17 AM

$3000 usd = 2150 ish.

You don't get a whole lot for tat here in the UK.
according to UK Ebay, you could get a used Adamas, some Larrivees, a Gibson J40 or J45, a Levin (what?) , a Martin 0018 or a 00018.

In all honesty, there is nothing I have the urge to buy currently - I think I'm "done" buying guitars.

Gdjjr 07-31-2021 04:47 AM

3 1000 dollar guitars, or 4 750 dollar guitars- can never have too many :) and the 12 I have need company :D

stringbound 07-31-2021 04:50 AM

I would buy one decent guitar, preferably a used guitar. In Germany you don't get much guitar for 3000 Euro.

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