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View Poll Results: What are your Bling preferences?
I am over 60, no bling on any guitar 18 10.71%
I am over 60, a little tasteful bling on a guitar or two 62 36.90%
I am over 60, lots of bling on one guitar 15 8.93%
I am under 60, no bling on any guitar 24 14.29%
I am under 60, a little tasteful bling on a guitar or two 46 27.38%
I an under 60, lots of bling on one guitar 10 5.95%
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:20 PM
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42 style bling with torch inlay on the headstock. Classic. Tasteful.
I should've bought that SCGC OM42 Tree from you a ways back - I'm still kicking myself over that one.
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:23 PM
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I'm fine with subtle or full bling just as long as the fingerboard doesn't have wild inlays all over the place.
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Get off my lawn and take your bling with you. Oh yeh, I'm 67....
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Are those in the last category from up some holler, somewhere?
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:42 PM
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When I had James Goodall build me my Grand Concert, I purposefully avoided any sort of "bling"... and then James and Luke added a "pink heart" abalone rosette to the build, as a birthday present to me. It's lovely and not too over-the-top, not at all...

That's about the route I would go if I were commissioning a build, but, if I were buying used, then the only thing that matters is feel, tone and volume. I'd take nearly any sort of looks if all those factors were impressive.

I am over 60 and I didn't vote, 'cause there wasn't a category that fit my answer...
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:55 PM
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don't know what the age has to do with it, but, bling depends upon the guitar. some i would like it on, and others i want plain.

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Old 02-23-2018, 03:55 PM
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I like a good sounding guitar with bling like a Martin D-42.
The cost of that bling was more than I was willing to put out so I got a D-35 instead.
Later on, I got a beautiful Guild D-55 with very tasteful bling.
I still like the sound of the Martin better but the Guild holds it's own and looks marvelous.
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:05 PM
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An abalone rosette always looks nice. Lots of bling on one guitar is quite satisfying - you'll never need another one.
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:45 PM
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You'll note from my signature that most of my guitars have some bling. Hey, I'm a girl over 60, I like beautiful, tasteful guitars. My Olson is probably the plainest of my guitars.
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:57 PM
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lots of bling - no, no
little bling - no
no bling - yes
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:07 PM
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The Martin D-200. Are gears and levers considered bling?
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:17 PM
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000-42 is my dream guitar for the tone but the bling is certainly a very nice touch as well. Once you get beyond style 42 or 800 series Taylor you get too gaudy for my taste.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:22 PM
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I like the Gibson Hummingbird, J200 pickguard bling even though I'm a Martin fan at heart.
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Old 02-23-2018, 06:50 PM
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A few over the big 60, and my Larrivee L-10 is one, great looking , sounding and playing guitar.
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Old 02-23-2018, 08:33 PM
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This topic seems to come up quite a bit here on AGF. That's OK, I like showing this guitar almost as much I like playing it.



Oh yeah, I'm under 60 and love, love love bling. Especially the bling on my Larrivee LV-10 50th Anniversary. A Martin 42/45 series OM, a Taylor Presentation series, are guitars I could see owning someday.

My next guitar will probably not have much if any bling on it. If I do decide to go custom, it will most definitely have bling.
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