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Old 08-15-2018, 11:51 AM
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The wand chooses the wizard. I love a jumbo or a dread, but for some things I play a ooo. Women can have shall we say anatomical conflicts with jumbos so you donít see many playing one. My D-28 is about as versatile as it gets, responds to soft fingerstyle as well as spirited strumming.

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Old 08-15-2018, 11:59 AM
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As for the rest, I think we're in "agree to disagree" territory and I'll leave it at that.
Agreed!

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Old 08-15-2018, 12:57 PM
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I don't think it matters. As a stage prop you'd want a guitar that fits your on stage image that you want to project.
I agree. Just go with what looks coolest, in my opinion.
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Old 08-15-2018, 02:20 PM
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I think grasser and TB man may be on to something......

Take these amazing singer/songwriter guitars and the bass can used to gather firewood apparently

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Old 08-15-2018, 03:14 PM
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...As a singer/songwriter, I would like to know if any of you can recommend guitars that go well with singing voices in particular...I'm a strummer and finger-picker, alto voice, of the folk/pop tradition...
Although not a songwriter, my wife falls into the same general stylistic/vocal categories - folk/pop, former fingerpicker/mostly strummer these days, true alto range (similar to Cher/Karen Carpenter, but with more folk-country timbre) - so I'll speak from experience here (YMMV)...

After using smaller-body spruce/mahogany or spruce/maple instruments for most of her life, she's gone to large-bodied guitars for vocal accompaniment for the last 25 years or so - Guild JF30-12 (briefly, until the near-solidbody electric weight became an issue ), Ovation Elite 12 deep-body (think Melissa Etheridge's first guitar), her now-trademark Rainsong JM3000 - and, other than a brief flirtation with the Martin 000-16RGT I bought to replace the flood-damaged Harmony Sovereign 000-size she had played for years, she's stayed with big-bodies ever since. Although she admits that she doesn't really listen to herself in a performing situation, the combination of depth, clarity, sustain, and harmonic complexity compliments her voice well; while I wouldn't recommend a 12-string as a one-and-only guitar (she has the advantage of the rest of our band for instrumental support), as a former (and still occasional) solo performer since the late-60's I too find these characteristics highly effective for vocal accompaniment, and prefer 17" jumbos (I'll settle for a good rosewood dread) to compliment my own second-tenor/light-baritone range - in both cases, just the opposite of the "conventional wisdom." Bottom line here is to get out there - preferably with a trusted musician friend who knows your style - check out a variety of instruments (don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone - I was a total traditionalist until I discovered carbon-fiber guitars), and go with what works for you...

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Old 09-02-2018, 02:34 PM
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Perhaps it comes down to the kind of voice your have. James Taylor's voice is very smooth, sonorous. John Hiatt's voice is rough, not so sonorous.
Olson for JT, Gibson for JH.

There are so many variables, some of them just practical.
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Thanks for all the replies and spirited conversation thus far!

I must say, I am not looking for a guitar and I also believe that there is no right answer. But, it is interesting to read what variables folks consider when choosing.

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Old 09-02-2018, 04:13 PM
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This post makes my head hurt.

Everyone knows you need at least five guitars to make it big in the biz.
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Old 09-02-2018, 04:54 PM
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I'm either a singer-songwriter or a guitarist who also sings some of his own songs as well as covers. It seems to me that eventually the song dictates the guitar...ie, it takes a long while but I eventually end up playing the same guitar for a particular song. I'm not universally consistent about it, being basically lazy, but generally I'll settle on 6 string, 12 string, Dobro, bouzouki, etc. Which particular 6 string varies considerably, but I only have one bouzouki, 12 string and Dobro. I recently purchased another Josh House guitar which seems pretty versatile so it will likely take its place as a choice with a Seagull and Beneteau (and others) as a spontaneous option when I play and sing.
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I wonder if singer/songwriter piano players worry about this.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:18 PM
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Hello,
As a singer/songwriter, I would like to know if any of you can recommend guitars that go well with singing voices in particular. From my experience, Martins with mahogany backs and sides go well with my voice, but I would like to know your thoughts.
I'm a strummer and finger-picker, alto voice, of the folk/pop tradition. I cover John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan and am following their footsteps.

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Any guitar that inspires you to write, for the most part would be a good singer songwriter guitar, with the exception of a guitar that sounds terrible plugged in or is hard to get a good live sound.
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I wonder if singer/songwriter piano players worry about this.
This made me chuckle. But, I wrote some of my best song on Baldwin spinet.
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