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Old 01-19-2020, 11:40 AM
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I would like opinions on which guitars you think, by model, size, woods etc. sound best to the player acoustically/unplugged, not the listener.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:38 PM
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The magnificent Gibson J45 Standard...all day every day.
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Old 01-19-2020, 12:46 PM
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Every guitar purchased by a buyer - SHOULD sound good to him/her. Otherwise, why buy it? Every guitar I have regardless of make, model, size, woods, scale or anything else sound great to me. It has nothing to do with the size, shape or woods. It is relative to the player/listener and that can only be determined by playing guitars until you find the one(s) for you.
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Old 01-19-2020, 01:00 PM
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Every guitar purchased by a buyer - SHOULD sound good to him/her. Otherwise, why buy it? Every guitar I have regardless of make, model, size, woods, scale or anything else sound great to me. It has nothing to do with the size, shape or woods. It is relative to the player/listener and that can only be determined by playing guitars until you find the one(s) for you.
Exactly my thoughts.
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Old 01-19-2020, 02:49 PM
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You might want to get a sound port if your primary goal is to you the player. Not the listener or the 6-10' out focal point of an acoustic guitar?

Try to go to a GC, or brick and mortar store, to hear what you are seeking.
Bring another guitarist friend for him or her to play each potential model in front of you. Position right in front of you, in a quiet room, 4-10' away centered.
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Old 01-19-2020, 03:18 PM
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Agree with ManyMartinMan -- all my guitars sound good to me, although in different ways and depending on my mood at any given time. Sometimes I love feeling the resonance of my 12-fret Larrivee OM-09 while hearing each note and strum clearly (almost as though I were in the audience). At other times I enjoy the wonderful comfort and sweet tone (and gentler resonance) of my small body Martin 00-28. And if I'm in the mood for something in between I bring out the Larrivee OM-40 walnut. IMHO they're all awesome sounding (to me anyway).

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Old 01-19-2020, 05:29 PM
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For me, this would have to be my Emerald fan fret X30. Mainly due to the sound port being half on the side and half on the front. It gives you a face full of sound.
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Dreadnought.....any wood baby!
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Was able to play a Collings for the first time and was blown away.
A/B it to several great guitars and it stood out. Had someone play it for me to hear and was surprised that my impressions werenít as strong.
Then I stood behind the player and it sounded good again. I think maybe
I was enjoying not only the sound I was hearing while playing it myself but the physical experience, the responsiveness. This was well after I initially posted this thread. Thoughts?
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Old 02-02-2020, 03:04 AM
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Every guitar purchased by a buyer - SHOULD sound good to him/her. Otherwise, why buy it? Every guitar I have regardless of make, model, size, woods, scale or anything else sound great to me. It has nothing to do with the size, shape or woods. It is relative to the player/listener and that can only be determined by playing guitars until you find the one(s) for you.
I have to agree with this!
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:13 AM
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I personally don't think money or cost or name always comes into it. I was doing some extended travelling in Scotland about five years ago and living from hotel to hotel, and being bored in the evenings realised I should've brought a guitar with me. So I went in a shop in Glasgow and bought a relatively cheap (about £250 at the time) 'Freshman Apollo 1' six string electro acoustic which is from a Scottish firm I - at the time - had never heard of before.

The minute I picked it up, it felt and sounded right to me, and it's still one of my favourite guitars to sit and play to this very day.

So, the old adage I suppose still applies - get out, try a few out, and see what strikes a chord with your brain and heart. Sometimes, the result is not always what you imagined it would be...
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Old 02-02-2020, 08:17 AM
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I would like opinions on which guitars you think, by model, size, woods etc. sound best to the player acoustically/unplugged, not the listener.
I can answer this, but I need a little more information first.

Who might "the player" be?

Does he/she play finger style, cowboy chords with a plastic pick, heavy strummer with a 2.5 pick, mix of chords and runs with a pick, or a mix?

Does he/she pick/pluck with a great deal of force or gently?

Does he/she like a lot of twang in the sound or something darker?

Does he/she sing along, or just guitar?

How sophisticated are his/her ears?

How are they physically? No problem with huge guitar?

Any financial restraints?


When I get this information I'll have an excellent suggestion for make and model.
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