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Old 07-31-2017, 09:25 PM
ryevick ryevick is offline
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Smile Looking At Two Mahogany 6 Strings

I am looking to get a new 6 string. I love the warm tones of my Ibanez AC240E-OPN but I have it setup in a Nashville tuning and want to keep that way. That leaves me desiring a mahogany for songwriting, so that's what I'm going with. I pretty much have it narrowed down to these two. I am a little frustrated at Breedlove even though I love their guitars (my 12-string is beautiful). They describe this one I am considering as a mahogany everywhere on their website but noticing the odd spec of being a solid top mahogany (sapele). I emailed them and after their response to my request for clarification and them saying they are the same thing, I called them and I ask them directly. Is this a sapele guitar and she said yes. Sapele is a tighter grain wood that produces a higher tone. Some people say they are the same but I have both and they are different. ANYWAY... what irritates me is if it is a sapele guitar, why are they saying all over their website that it's a mahogany except in one place where they mention sapele. Clearly they see a difference or they wouldn't use both terms. I don't know. Just bugs me . I have listed them both with company recordings of each. Which do you like? The Breedlove Pursuit Concert Mahogany or the Ibanez AE245 Mahogany?

Martin GPCPA4
Breedlove Atlas 12 String
Breedlove Pursuit Concert E Mahogany
Takamine G Series EG522C Classical
Seagull Entourage Black CW GT QI
Ibanez AC240E-OPN
Morgan Monroe MMS-5 Mandolin
Dean EABC Acoustic Electric Bass

Last edited by ryevick; 07-31-2017 at 11:02 PM.
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