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Old 09-10-2023, 03:25 PM
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Anyone have a blackbird guitar around Pasadena, CA (Los Angeles) that I could try it for 3 minutes?

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Old 09-10-2023, 03:58 PM
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I'd direct you to the following threads...https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=600568. https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=646425
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Old 09-10-2023, 05:52 PM
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I doubt it is for sale but Ted at LA Guitar Sales has one of the 1st in his collection, might be worth a try to see if he would bring it to work for you to try.
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Old 09-10-2023, 08:18 PM
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FWIW Blackbird stopped making carbon fiber guitars several years ago. Now the two options are Savoy (00 size) and El Capitan (Grand Auditorium / small jumbo size). Both are ekoa linen fiber composite. Savoy has the advantage of a 24.5" scale length. I like both but the odd hollow slotted headstock on the El Cap was a visual barrier - for me. I thought it played and sounded really good, but was fully redundant with the Taylor GA's that I had at the time. It's only advantage over my 414 was being composite. And they have become really pricey of late - $5K.

If you can find a used Lucky 13 they are quite nice too. Until recently I had one. ted is a good guy and you might arrange a visit (by appointment) and to play his.
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Old 09-10-2023, 10:12 PM
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I'm wondering if I'll like the blackbirds more than my McPherson sable. I love the sable tone but finding it doesn't project as much as I'd like. Sounds somewhat muted to me...
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Old 09-10-2023, 11:55 PM
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I have one for sale in my local guitar shop in Hilo, Hawaii, if youíre in the neighborhood! Itís at Hilo Guitars at a great price.
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