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Old 04-29-2019, 12:57 PM
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Default If you can't afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929...

...but you want something like it (all Hog, 00-12 finger-picker), what do you get?

Waterloo WL-12 MH
Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB
Martin 00-17

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I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:08 PM
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My vote...Waterloo
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:23 PM
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Breedlove Frontier or USA series concertina body shape.
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Old 04-29-2019, 01:35 PM
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Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB
I've got the Artist Series (Laminated back and sides) of this model. My top and the applied "shadowburst" are beautiful.

I was/am floored by the build quality, sound, and playing ease of this $459.00 guitar.
The Baggs electronics are pretty good too.

Fantastic value. (IMO)
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:26 PM
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I have the Masterworks MAP66shb and it is a sweet guitar. Very responsive with good note separation and not boxy sounding at all. It does have 2 and 1/8” string spacing at the saddle which is a little crowded for finger style but 1 and 3/4” at the nut. 24” scale.
Martin 0017 would also be a great choice.

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Old 04-29-2019, 02:32 PM
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...I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too.
I ran into a good deal on mine. Which I will never sell. Used I got it off eBay for $2,350. If I remember correctly. Granted I don't see any at that price but if you save a little while longer and shoot low ball bids to some on Reverb and eBay you might pull one out of a needy seller.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:45 PM
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...but you want something like it (all Hog, 00-12 finger-picker), what do you get?

Waterloo WL-12 MH
Alvarez Masterworks MPA66ESHB
Martin 00-17

Something else?

I'm thinking in the under $1750 and under range. And, I'm saving up for the Santa Cruz, too.
Just save up for the SCGC.
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Old 04-29-2019, 02:49 PM
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(Potential) answer to the OP’s question :
Which ever one sounds best !
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:24 PM
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Waterloo!!!
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:28 PM
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You can definitely find used 1929's for the same price or cheaper than a Martin 00-17. I'd personally just save the money that would be going to a placeholder guitar and put it towards your 1929 fund. Then you don't have to deal with selling a guitar once you get the one you really want.

That said, the Waterloo's are really nice and are priced well.
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:40 PM
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Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931
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Old 04-29-2019, 03:57 PM
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Martin 00-17 Authentic 1931
I second this, but only if you can afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:06 PM
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I second this, but only if you can afford a Santa Cruz 00-1929.
Ha! No kidding. If I could afford that I wouldn't have made this post. Maybe I'll get the Martin and the SCGC!
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:11 PM
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Waterloo...

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Old 04-29-2019, 04:17 PM
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I recently purchased a Waterloo WL-12 Mahogany and I couldn't be happier with it. Beautiful sound and sustain that goes on forever. I have no regrets.
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