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Old 12-21-2019, 04:47 PM
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I'd recommend either a 000-18 or an OM-21/OM-28 depending on your preference for mahogany (more balance) or rosewood (more bass).
Like a lot of folks, I'll suggest the one I have.....000-18. One factor that you can't ignore is where can you get the best deal for the money. Is there a trade involved. This is how I ended up with what I got and would probably be a fan of the 28 just as well if it had turned out that way. Right place at the right time.
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:04 PM
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My current favorite fingerstyle guitar is a dread, a CEO-1R. IMHO the scalloped braces make for a more responsive top, a better sound for someone with a light touch as I have. I do think that a OOO size is the best choice, though.

A 12 fret small body with scalloped braces, wide neck, and a short scale would be heaven for me.
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Old 12-22-2019, 06:57 AM
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For open tuning I wouldn't buy a 000 because of the short scale. Other than recommending their own guitar, I'm not sure anyone can really suggest anything 'better' than the OMJM that OP mentioned, unless OP wants to consider mahogany.
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Old 12-22-2019, 07:26 AM
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Not currently in the line up and they can be tough to find (only 305 made), but the 000-JBP Jimmy Buffett Pollywog is a good fingerstyle guitar. 1-13/16th (nut) and 2-5/16” (saddle) string spacing. Full 25.4” scale, 12 fret, 000.
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:33 AM
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For open tuning I wouldn't buy a 000 because of the short scale. Other than recommending their own guitar, I'm not sure anyone can really suggest anything 'better' than the OMJM that OP mentioned, unless OP wants to consider mahogany.
Martin Carthy has done handsomely with his 000-18. And those wacky tunings with the bass string at C.
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:21 AM
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In no particular order:

000-28 Norman Blake
000-30 Authentic 1919
M-30 Jorma Kaukonen
OM-30 Pat Donohue
000-JBP Jimmy Buffett Pollywog
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Old 12-22-2019, 11:34 AM
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The best fingerstyle guitar is the one that you play the best.
It took decades to figure out that as someone with large hands
I need 1.75" or bigger nut, and the wide 2 5/16" string spacing.
Any less and my accuracy suffers.

It all came together for me when I found my 000028 and 000018.
All the focus of the 000 but louder
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Old 12-22-2019, 10:46 PM
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I'm kind of partial to the 000-15SM 12-fret actually.
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Old 12-23-2019, 01:02 AM
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Love my custom Martin OM-18. Pretty much all I do is fingerstyle in several different tunings.
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Old 12-23-2019, 05:40 AM
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Any of them lol they are all pretty great guitars the 000 s definitely a more focused sound than the dreads but my d18 has a warmth to it that is just magical with fingerstyle
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Old 12-23-2019, 03:03 PM
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I was impressed by the OM-21/28 and especially the OM-JM, which was a bit brighter, when I tested them out recently. Might’ve selected the OM-JM to come home with me but I have a bit of an aversion to signature gear, and this one has the signature right on the fretboard! The CEO-7 was no slouch either.
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Old 12-23-2019, 05:10 PM
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I have an 0017s (12 fret), I'd highly recommend for fingerstyle, blues, etc. They also made an 00L17 pretty much the same except 14 frets. They are both discontinued... there's a lot of info and reviews on them you may want to check out.
Totally agree...my 00-17S is one of my favorites.
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