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Old 07-03-2022, 08:09 PM
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It can happen! I've happily owned guitars that were worth more than my old-but-well-cared-for car. If you by a used car that is well-built you can indulge your guitar needs!
There should then be a bumper sticker that says "My Other Car Is A Somogyi"
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Old 07-03-2022, 11:24 PM
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There should then be a bumper sticker that says "My Other Car Is A Somogyi"
Ironically Somogyi apparently had come out once with a funny bumper sticker that said 'My other guitar is a Somogyi'!

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=358357

(See Larry Pattis' post at #10)
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Old 07-06-2022, 08:54 PM
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I have the sticker but not the guitar sadly...

[IMG]somogyi by Seth G, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Old 07-13-2022, 10:56 AM
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I know that Rebecca Urlacher has been mentioned here, but I'll chime in on this, as well...and Rebecca did take the Somogyi voicing class, some years ago.

I have played several of Rebecca's Mod-D guitars, and they are equal to (or better than) any of the larger guitars I have played over the years.

"Impressive" would be the single-word I would use, if asked to sum-up quickly!

Disclaimer: I am a friend (and huge fan) of Rebecca's, and have my third guitar with her just starting. My tastes run to smaller guitars than the Mod-D, but sometimes bigger *is* better!
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Old 07-13-2022, 11:30 AM
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There is a Mod D that might just fit your requirements currently listed on the forum. I thought of your thread when I saw the listing.

https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=649527

If you follow the thread of past listings there is a good audio recording. It seems to have the type of bass typical for a Somogyi type Mod D.

Does make one wonder at how many owners in such a short time period but perhaps it turns out the tonal profile of a Mod D isn't as attractive to most players as is assumed.
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Old 07-13-2022, 04:39 PM
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I’m beginning to think that my next guitar might be a Mod-D, or shall I say I am beginning to wish that my next guitar would be one. My problem is that they seem to fall into 3 categories: affordable import (Maestro), expensive (Kostal et al.), and really expensive (Somogyi). As a firm believer in the 80:20 rule, I have to believe that there are some domestic builders in the $4k-$7k range that build this body, work with you on woods etc, and approach the big hitters in performance. By approach I mean follow the methods and strive for the exceptional sound of these modern masterpieces, maybe a grad of the Somogyi tuning class but not the full apprenticeship. Problem is, I have no idea who they are. Thoughts?
Check out Sam Guidry. Used to be the lead shop hand at Galloup and is now on his own. We have one coming in from him later this year, and he has his own model cutaway which is pretty similar to Somogyi's Mod D style. Would be happy to give you specs on the one we have coming in, and he could certainly build one as well.
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While slightly (50%) above the OP's named budget, I made a guitar to interpret Ervin's Mod-D concept a few years ago. I have sold it twice, and have it here FS again! It is made from Pernambuco, and can be seen here:

https://sexauerluthier.com/Mod-D-2017.html

I like it a lot, but do not confuse it with a Bluegrass guitar, it's not that.
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Old 07-15-2022, 01:08 AM
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..as you mentioned Jason Kostal: he just advertised a ‘secret’ apprentice of his, Judson Riviere www.riviereguitars.com that apparently settles in NC now and might be closer to your target budget (?) - maybe worth a check/call?

...just checked the homepage, he offers an OM so far, no Mod-D, sorry. My bad.

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Check out Sam Guidry. Used to be the lead shop hand at Galloup and is now on his own. We have one coming in from him later this year, and he has his own model cutaway which is pretty similar to Somogyi's Mod D style. Would be happy to give you specs on the one we have coming in, and he could certainly build one as well.

Do you have store or shop in Saratoga Springs? Just drove by there on my way to Plattsburgh.
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Old 07-28-2022, 10:55 PM
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If you're still looking do check out this here: https://www.acousticguitarforum.com/...d.php?t=646900

It's still for sale as of time of writing and it's within your budget
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Old 07-29-2022, 02:01 AM
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