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usb_chord 07-31-2021 11:50 AM

Can't play two at once. I'd rather have the one "nicer" one

Gordon Currie 07-31-2021 12:27 PM

I'm just not a fan of collecting guitar shaped objects, so quantity is not valuable to me. I would get one guitar.

Lillis 07-31-2021 01:38 PM

Two. I got my Larrivee i love new this year for just under $1400.00. I’m sure i could find a very nice guitar to join it for the remaining $1600. Used would be fine with me. I would like another USA Breedlove or a 00015SM.

mawmow 07-31-2021 02:04 PM

It depends on where you stand as an acoustic guitar owner.

My under 1k$CAD Seagull Performer CW QIT, Alvarez AP66ESB and Eastman AC122ce
have nothing to be shy besides
my over 2k$CAD Taylors 322 and 412, Martins OOO-18 (2014) and OODB, Guild F-30 Aragon or Gibson L-OO TV.

So, I would not buy any other entry level acoustic but my eyes would stick on a Collings OM T.

Br1ck 07-31-2021 02:22 PM

I'd try to find a mid 60s D 18. or hope to luck out on a D 18GE.

Paoli 07-31-2021 02:57 PM

i would put the money towards a Gibson SJ-200

bufflehead 07-31-2021 03:04 PM


Originally Posted by Scott of the Sa (Post 6775991)
First: Find the guitar that you want. If it is less than the 3K then save the rest.

I think this would be my strategy. If I were to order a guitar tomorrow it would be a Halcyon, which would run about $1,800 Canadian. Save the rest for other discretionary spending.

Buying two guitars at once doesn't make much sense for an amateur musician.

packmule 07-31-2021 03:37 PM

I'd use it for one nice guitar, probably an Iris or an Atkin (though I'd need to put some of my own money towards the Atkin as $3000 = 2528 and there's an Atkin Essential 000 A at Some Neck Guitars right now for 2999).

fartamis 07-31-2021 04:06 PM

I would buy 2 solid wood guitars for $ 1500 each, a mahogany dread and a rosewood OM or MJ.

TulsaGramPa 07-31-2021 04:08 PM


Originally Posted by Br1ck (Post 6776085)
I'd try to find a mid 60s D 18. or hope to luck out on a D 18GE.

That's the way I would go !!

FrankHudson 07-31-2021 04:23 PM

One could look at my sig you could guess what my inclination would be.

Taking the hypothetical as "the balance of the $3K not spent on a guitar or guitars goes away." And given the number of guitars I have now and like well enough, my actual answer to the non-actual deal being set out in the hypothetical is one $3000 guitar.

Probably a rosewood 00 or OM/000 with I guess a spruce top.* I don't care about untouched good looks or decoration, so it might be used or "player grade" instrument. I have a couple of spare hard cases for that size of guitar so there'd be another way I might try get my maximum money's worth out of the $3k allowed.

*I'd be interested in the sound of a cedar/rosewood guitar, but not a common combination.

Benjo 07-31-2021 04:43 PM

I'd put that $3000 towards a Santa Cruz OM Grand 12-string which costs almost 3x that much.

Mr. Paul 07-31-2021 04:45 PM

$3K is about the cost of an Iris Guitars DF with sunburst and slothead. Sounds good to me.

birkenweg42 07-31-2021 04:47 PM

I'd add some money and purchase a nylon string crossover guitar. I might just do this anyway without the $3,000.:)

Chickee 07-31-2021 04:53 PM

It would be one (gently?) used Gibson SJ200, and I would play and sing all those beautiful Gregg Lake songs I love so much. Mr. Lake once said it was the only guitar that he would use and that mattered. I get it. Godspeed my friend.

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