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Old 03-23-2021, 08:34 AM
Neil K Walk Neil K Walk is offline
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Another vote for Larrivee OM-03's.

PS: they are built like tanks though. Expect a good year of "opening up."
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Old 03-23-2021, 09:03 AM
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I suggest you put Alvarez Yairi on your list. I just purchased a WY1TS for under 1500.00 and it gives both of my Martins a run for their money. It does have laminated Rosewood back and sides but you would never know by the tone. Yairi does not laminate the same way most do, with three layers sandwiching a cheap wood in the center. They use two layers of Rosewood with the grain running in the same direction, improving the influence of the Rosewood to the overall sound. I'm really, really impressed with this guitar. Mine is a sunburst finish but you can get the WY1 natural finish for even less.
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:14 PM
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Eastman is a solid consideration.
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Old 03-25-2021, 05:11 PM
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I love my Eastman E10-OM. Played everything in the store that day and it came home with me. I paid under $1000 but it was gently used.
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Old 05-06-2021, 11:37 AM
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I dont want to hi-jack this. I am on the same pursuit. Preferring Cedar\Mahogany.

But, Cort Gold series seems great .. however, everything seems to be being compared to the Furch Blue line - They make a mastergrade line if aesthetics are your thing. Furch Blue OM-CM ... Or cutaway OMc-CM... There is a green line too.

These are the brands I would consider ... If you haven't purchased anything...

Furch
Eastman
Cort

Those 3 should give you plenty to consider.
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Old 05-06-2021, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by loco gringo View Post
Like the looks or not, where can you get an OM28 for less than $1500?

The Eastman is a well made guitar, but they are short scale, which to me isn't OMish.
I got my omc-28e with baggs anthem for $1200 on Black Friday at manchester music mill! But yeah, donít expect that to happen again. Larrivee makes some great guitars that are more normally in that price range. Iíd consider a used one if I didnít already have my Martin .
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