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chrisserger 04-29-2019 11:57 AM

If you can't afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929...
 
...but you want something like it (all Hog, 00-12 finger-picker), what do you get?

Waterloo WL-12 MH
Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB
Martin 00-17

Something else?

I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too. :)

Kh1967 04-29-2019 12:08 PM

My vote...Waterloo

Lillis 04-29-2019 12:23 PM

Breedlove Frontier or USA series concertina body shape.

sportycliff 04-29-2019 12:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisserger (Post 6049435)
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Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB

I've got the Artist Series (Laminated back and sides) of this model. My top and the applied "shadowburst" are beautiful.

I was/am floored by the build quality, sound, and playing ease of this $459.00 guitar.
The Baggs electronics are pretty good too.

Fantastic value. (IMO)

jaymarsch 04-29-2019 01:26 PM

I have the Masterworks MAP66shb and it is a sweet guitar. Very responsive with good note separation and not boxy sounding at all. It does have 2 and 1/8” string spacing at the saddle which is a little crowded for finger style but 1 and 3/4” at the nut. 24” scale.
Martin 0017 would also be a great choice.

Best,
Jayne

Mr. Jelly 04-29-2019 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisserger (Post 6049435)
...I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too. :)

I ran into a good deal on mine. Which I will never sell. Used I got it off eBay for $2,350. If I remember correctly. Granted I don't see any at that price but if you save a little while longer and shoot low ball bids to some on Reverb and eBay you might pull one out of a needy seller.

zmf 04-29-2019 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisserger (Post 6049435)
...but you want something like it (all Hog, 00-12 finger-picker), what do you get?

Waterloo WL-12 MH
Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB
Martin 00-17

Something else?

I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too. :)

Just save up for the SCGC.

Borderdon 04-29-2019 01:49 PM

(Potential) answer to the OP’s question :
Which ever one sounds best !

godfreydaniel 04-29-2019 02:24 PM

Waterloo!!!

pagedr 04-29-2019 02:28 PM

You can definitely find used 1929's for the same price or cheaper than a Martin 00-17. I'd personally just save the money that would be going to a placeholder guitar and put it towards your 1929 fund. Then you don't have to deal with selling a guitar once you get the one you really want.

That said, the Waterloo's are really nice and are priced well.

lt20dbl 04-29-2019 02:40 PM

Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

offkey 04-29-2019 02:57 PM

:D
Quote:

Originally Posted by lt20dbl (Post 6049635)
Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931

I second this, but only if you can afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929.:D

chrisserger 04-29-2019 03:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by offkey (Post 6049655)
:D

I second this, but only if you can afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929.:D

Ha! No kidding. If I could afford that I wouldn't have made this post. Maybe I'll get the Martin and the SCGC!

howard_c 04-29-2019 03:11 PM

Waterloo...

Jumbo King

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...fcc6a4b4bb.jpg

Tenzin 04-29-2019 03:17 PM

I recently purchased a Waterloo WL-12 Mahogany and I couldn't be happier with it. Beautiful sound and sustain that goes on forever. I have no regrets.


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