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Old 06-19-2022, 02:25 PM
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I'm thinking something on tis list but I'll have to throw if a bit to make it work HAHA

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Old 06-28-2022, 08:51 AM
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Since it's all hypothetical, I'd buy this '38 D-18 sunburst at $85k. That's pretty much my holy grail guitar.

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Old 06-28-2022, 09:25 AM
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Whenever the lottery goes over 300 million my wife sends me out to get a ticket. Hey, at least I can dream then, right? So I have decided that if I ever hit the big one, I will buy this guitar - Martin D 45 Fire and Ice:
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Old 06-28-2022, 01:51 PM
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If I absolutely, positively had to spend 50 grand on guitars, I would probably end up with 35-40 guitars, and I would be overjoyed.
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Old 06-28-2022, 03:04 PM
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I would need to add another $38,500 to the $50,000 you're going to give me...but I would buy this.

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An original finish OM-28 from 1930... a lot of money, but they're not making them any more I believe!
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Old 06-29-2022, 12:52 AM
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Whenever the lottery goes over 300 million my wife sends me out to get a ticket. Hey, at least I can dream then, right? So I have decided that if I ever hit the big one, I will buy this guitar - Martin D 45 Fire and Ice:
I like the way you think!

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Old 06-29-2022, 12:43 PM
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Default If you had $50k to spend - what guitars would you consider?

I recall reading that a Wayne Henderson guitar is the best possible investment. And I think the same logic would apply to any well-regarded single luthier high end guitar; The quantities produced will always be limited, and with sufficient luthier fame, always in demand.
I also think a stock of quality Brazilian rosewood would only go up in value.
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Old 06-29-2022, 08:50 PM
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I'd have the assortment of guitars I currently have, which are by choice, not budget (and in reality, I'd probably have a few less). I'd take the balance and invest it or redistribute into travel.
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Old 06-29-2022, 09:38 PM
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Iím surprised that 6 pages in no has mentioned Somogyi. So I will.
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Old 06-29-2022, 10:27 PM
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Something way beyond my talents like a Froggy Bottom. Maybe my fingerstyle skill would grow to earn the privilege of that kind of ownership.

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Old 07-01-2022, 10:04 AM
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These kind of polls are just ways to incriminate myself to my wife, but here goes:

1: Martin HD-35
2: Larrivee LV-05E
3: Taylor 458E-R
4: McKnight Custom (grand auditorium size but dread depth, torrified Adi top with some sort of rosewood back & sides)

I'd also love to take a luthier workshop and build another - mostly for the moral support and to be able to do it without making a ton of mistakes like I've been doing!
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Old 07-01-2022, 11:23 AM
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my friend's Somogyi.
He died last November and isn't playing it anymore.
His kids are selling it.
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Old 07-01-2022, 12:04 PM
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Maybe this isn't in the spirit of the question, but I would buy a good quality, but no-frills $1k guitar ... and use the remaining $49k to take time off work and buy lessons.
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