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Old 02-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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Martin D28A 1937. It was expensive for me, but still feel like it was underpriced for how good it sounds and plays.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:21 AM
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A Yamaha FG-335 I bought for $15. Sold it for $100.

It was a fantastic-sounding guitar. Although it had a laminated top, you wouldn't have known it.

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Old 02-14-2018, 08:23 AM
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Pono SS Dread at $1200.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:31 AM
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Electric: The stock 1953 blackguard Fender Telecaster I bought in 1990 for $300.

Acoustic: The 1997 Martin D-45V I bought new at Gryphon. Not cheap, but it's the best sounding acoustic I've ever played. Very lightweight, plays effortlessly... the best value for sure.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:33 AM
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Hard to pick between the guitars in my sig, and the '71 Martin 016NY I got for $200 in '74, and the '68 Tele I got for $250 around that same time, but I'd have to go with the 80's Ibanez bass for $57. off eBay ($102 w/shipping). I'm not a big spender.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:45 AM
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For me it's Takamine AN10. All solid, made in japan, and affordable. I love the cedar top and mahogany back and sides combination!
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:51 AM
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A '71 Guild D-25 (all mahogany) dreadnought I picked up for $500 almost a decade ago.

It has outlasted a number of higher-end guitars I have acquired and subsequently sold in my never-ending search for tone.
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Old 02-14-2018, 08:53 AM
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I love my Lowden, but it's a beautiful sounding guitar for a lot of money - so that doesn't really qualify.

My 000-42 Marquis is a fabulous guitar for the money. It's really a magnificent guitar, easily worth considerably more than I paid.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:06 AM
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Best value for money would be my used 2006 Taylor 810CE Fall Sitka/Madi at 2100 Euro, all others compare well for the prices I've paid for them but best sounding to me is a Martin D28 Authentic 1931 for 5000 Euro. Dollar and Euro are practically on par.

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:11 AM
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I should add my new D'Angelico Excel semi-acoustic; 1300 new. I got mine, brand new, boxed and unplayed for 629. Happy day!
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:20 AM
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Taylor 214ce DLX. Got it for 1100 brand new OTD with an amp for trade, and I think for that price it would be hard to find a better sound.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:22 AM
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Simply a great value all around.

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Old 02-14-2018, 09:28 AM
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The next one (one arrives today). If your next purchase isn't the best for the money, compared to all the previous guitars you've purchased, and of those you currently own - why bother?
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:40 AM
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2005 Taylor 814ce. It is the most playable guitar I have ever owned. Fast, easy neck, and perfect intonation. I removed the ES system and had a Dazzo SBT system installed. I have purchased and sold two Goodalls in the last two months... though they were great guitars, they were not worth the premium price compared to my 814ce.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:05 AM
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The best guitar for the money I ever bought (well, actually my father bought it for me as a present when I turned 21) was a 1967 Martin D-35, which I still own. That guitar with hard shell case cost $350. It was on sale, 40% off list price at the time and that $350 was 1969 dollars.

But here I am, 2018-1969 = 49 years later still loving this guitar. That's not too bad in my book!

My YouTube channel has a bunch of recordings using this old D-35. This is the latest in Show & Tell. And below is a good example of what the guitar sounds like finger picked.


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