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Old 12-12-2012, 07:08 PM
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Default WTB: luthier Dread under 1000$

Hey all, just looking for a handmade dreadnaught. Looking for Rosewood back and sides, Ebony fretboard and bridge and just something straight forward. Let me know what you have or if you know any luthiers that have some extra builds. Merry Christmas!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:19 PM
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try Halcyon Guitars in BC -luthier is Ed Bond
His models start at 999
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:37 PM
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I'm surprised Towzer beat blaren to the punch!
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:14 PM
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lol..just got here.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:04 PM
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lol. yah Ive heard good things of Halycon Guitars. Looking for something built though, by the time I get it shipped, taxed, cased and ect.. Im around 1500$. thanks!
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:23 PM
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Baden might be a choice to look into. Most hand made guitars start at the very low end around $2500 and shoot up from there. Won't be many options.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:25 PM
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lol. yah Ive heard good things of Halycon Guitars. Looking for something built though, by the time I get it shipped, taxed, cased and ect.. Im around 1500$. thanks!
I don't think there are any luthiers which will build you a guitar to your specs for under $1000.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:10 PM
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Well, if you lived in Vancouver and got out of the tax and went over to the builder's shop...
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:21 PM
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Yeah. I totally understand the cost of valued luthiers guitars, but I have seen many starting out luthiers, or just plain used ones for around $1000. Thats why I am asking. @Blaren, Ill have to come check it out next time I fly over to Vancouver.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:57 PM
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Maple, not Rosewood, but I'm guessing this one is going meet your price criteria. Well, maybe not once all the Webber fans here get wind of it...

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...d=181043189902
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:13 PM
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Yeah, I know just what it's like to have this kind of dream, been having it for many years. Martin 1940D28
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:05 PM
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wow! Nice Weber. Ill prob have to bid on it!
As for a dream, I got a gorgeous luthier build OM that I love for 1000$ so just fishing for a dreadnaught.
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:52 AM
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Hi,

I'm not involved in the sale but this one doesn't seem too far.

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/f...d.php?t=275967
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:18 AM
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And don't forget that, with the Halcyons...you get like 6months or so to come up with the thousand bucks..plus case and shipping of course.

I don't think I would even have a Halcyon right now if I had had to come up with the whole thousand bucks at once. I definitely wasnt in the market for a new expensive guitar. I was actually gassing for a PRS SE Angelus for around 700 clams.
I found Ed Bond and actually, the first time I spoke to him I was asking for a freebie...as an endorsement deal. I've been landing quite a few endorsement deals and freebies in the past year.
He said that since he was pretty new that he couldnt do any endorsement deals at this time...BUT...he went on to say that his guitars were only $999 and that he only needed half up front and the rest in 4-6 months. I asked if I could nickel and dime him to death so that I wouldnt even feel the purchase and he said...sure I don't care..as long as I get my money next Friday...oops...singing a George Thorogood tune now...as long as I get paid before it ships I'm good.
Well the bugger fast tracked me (had a cancellation) and it was ready in about 10 weeks. And, he's doing it to me again with this OOO.
I still have $300 to pay on it...thought I still had a few months but now he might have it ready to ship on the 18th...yes..in like 3 DAYS!!
Oh..$300 plus shipping and case so...closer to $400.

Looks like my wife is gonna have a SWEET gift under the tree. She doesnt play so there shouldnt be too much trouble borrowing it from her...right?

Hey...SEASON'S GREETINGS!
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