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Old 07-13-2015, 08:57 PM
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Around every other week, twice on Sunday in church if that counts. Why not play with my best, the Noble.
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My Kostal MD is the only acoustic guitar I own and it goes wherever I play.



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In the past dozen years I have played Wingert, Kinnaird, Merrill, and Brondel.

Since the Wingert and Kinnaird are both gone ( sigh...) I use the Brondel with a K&K.

Who else is in the deep musical waters with expensive, handmade guitars?
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My Osthoff SJ goes everywhere...play with friends, play on the porch, weekly lessons...durability and simple ornamentation were in the design spec. My Takamine comes out for flat picking work.
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Good question Alex. I have wondered about that on occasion myself. I do not own a custom made instrument. Thanks to you who shared.
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I gig with my hand built custom Dell'Arte dreadnaught as often as possible. The only time I wouldn't would be if I had an outdoor gig with adverse heat/sun/humidity.
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That's what guitars are for. Why wouldn't I gig with them?
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Old 07-15-2015, 10:40 AM
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For those of us who play rather than collect, guitars are tools of the trade.

I am waiting for the owners of Somogyi to chime in.
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Wow...I'm surprized at the answers. So...I guess I'll start by saying that there's an "odd-ball" in every group..in this case me. I would NEVER take a custom to play outside of my home. That is why I have a T5. It would fit that bill for most settings. I recently acquired a new 614ce for the other occasions. It is possible that since I don't play 'solo" for money, I don't see the need to bring the better stuff. I like keeping my most special and difficult to duplicate guitars in as good of condition as possible and playing out works against that objective.
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In the past dozen years I have played Wingert, Kinnaird, Merrill, and Brondel.

Since the Wingert and Kinnaird are both gone ( sigh...) I use the Brondel with a K&K.

Who else is in the deep musical waters with expensive, handmade guitars?
Custom instruments are meant to be played. Therefore, I play mine on gigs all the time. Otherwise, why have them?
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I gig with all of my guitars. No hanger queens!

If I owned a Pre War Martin D-45, I'd gig with that too.

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I play both of my Hoffman's at church and at gigs. Both are insured so why not ... and they're good conversation-starters.
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For those of us who play rather than collect, guitars are tools of the trade.

I am waiting for the owners of Somogyi to chime in.
There are several musicians I know of that play "out" with Ervin's guitars. If I owned one, I absolutely would too. I understand why someone wouldnt, though. Would you?
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Old 07-15-2015, 06:04 PM
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35 years ago I looked into getting getting a Somogyi. Didn't like it. Got something else. Don't regret it.
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…Who else is in the deep musical waters with expensive, handmade guitars?
Hi Alex…

My main guitar is my main guitar. I take it everywhere.

In fact, I commissioned it with the intention of it being my main guitar to take everywhere.




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