What acoustic are you playing today?

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Hey, that one looks familiar :) Glad to see it’s staying in the LTG family.
Thanks, davenumber2! I feel the love and the mojo. I can hold it and imagine that some of the scrapes and bruises have amazing stories behind them. Do share, if you feel like it! Rest assured, I'll make it a good home. There's something about nice new guitars, but there's really something about old, well-worn and well-used instruments. I like both, of course, but the older ones have a special status. Funny, as I age, I'm liking older guitars, too.
 

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Parlors deliver comfort and volume in many cases. I have been impressed with several of the ones I've played. I have heard great things about the washburns. I have played Larrivee Parlor P-09, New guild parlor, Recording King Parlors, and the Alvarez New Yorker.. Larrivee and Recording King were the two that stood out as exceptional. I owned the Recording King RP-06.. Two of them.. The bridges like to come up on those. I think because of the intense pull of the open slot HS tuners.. IDK.. They sound really great for the bucks.
D30Man,
My Washburn parlour impressed both a music bud, and my teacher with its sound, playability, and volume, and for my needs is perfect.
Far and away the best parlour I ever played was a slotted-head Martin (I forget the model), but it was truly out of my league in terms of need and price, and so was never, even for moment a practical, or realistic choice.
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Thanks, davenumber2! I feel the love and the mojo. I can hold it and imagine that some of the scrapes and bruises have amazing stories behind them. Do share, if you feel like it! Rest assured, I'll make it a good home. There's something about nice new guitars, but there's really something about old, well-worn and well-used instruments. I like both, of course, but the older ones have a special status. Funny, as I age, I'm liking older guitars, too.
I think I only had it for a couple years or so. Pretty much all the dings and scrapes were there when I bought it. With it having the K&K, I like to think it was somebody’s road warrior guitar out playing the clubs but I really have no idea.
 

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Six string day so I’m playing my D-25-M. Every time I play this great arch-back, the tone blows me away!
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The D-40 is back out with fresh D'Addario PB lights (tuned to pitch) after a valiant attempt to figure out the neck joint... See,

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Don't know if any of you are like me, but I like to cycle through my guitars over time. So, thought I'd share... And please contribute...

Putting away my F-50 Standard ...

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and taking out my Taylor 655...

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Beautiful guitars Charlie.

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Thanks Jim. I’m pretty excited about my new D-40. But yeah I love them all!!!!
Have you posted any pictures of your new D40? I had forgotten how incredible a great mahogany dread sounded till I got mine. I'd like to see some cool shots of that D40.

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Have you posted any pictures of your new D40? I had forgotten how incredible a great mahogany dread sounded till I got mine. I'd like to see some cool shots of that D40.

West
There are a few in my NGD post, Jim. Yeah, it's lovely, and I couldn't pass up the chance to grab one at a (kinda') local guitar store... Haven't done that in 10 years!

 

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There are a few in my NGD post, Jim. Yeah, it's lovely, and I couldn't pass up the chance to grab one at a (kinda') local guitar store... Haven't done that in 10 years!

She sure is pretty.

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I'm getting ready to play at a private party this weekend, so I'm focusing on my D50 Standard and my Tacoma F30. I'm also using a Martin 000MMV, just so I don't have to retune the F30 between alternate tunings (I'll retune it at the break on Friday night).
 

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I'm delighted, Jim. Really. Questions about the bolt-on neck and varnish finish will no doubt occupy my mind as this guitar ages. But honestly I'm totally loving this guitar. Also, it doesn't hurt that it was nearly mint and bargain-priced to boot...
:ROFLMAO: Bolt on necks have proven so unreliable that I have three Collings guitars with the necks bolted on Charlie.

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:) Well, we're just going to have to see if the necks that they're using for these M&T jointed bolt-ons is any more or less stable than they've used in the past.
 

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Tom,
Despite what Americans think about the Canadian health care system, it is not The Big Rock Candy Mountain, but is in fact quite broken.
It often takes months or years to see a specialist, and equally long to have the surgery or advanced procedures performed.
Additionally, I was told by a hockey bud (who recently retired as Head of Emergency Medicine at the hospital where I had my hip replacement) that at my age (76) I would be hard pressed to find a surgeon who would expend the time and resources to repair my shoulder, so "Gittin' er done" is vastly easier said than done.
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Well one thing is for sure, no healthcare system is perfect or even close. I lucked out by having my cataract be so bad they put me on the priority list, and when someone realized they scheduled their surgery for the day before Thanksgiving they cancelled. I jumped on the cancellation slot. Normal wait is six plus months.

A friend in Canada had an uncle with a heart emergency get air ambulance from the Northern Territories for emergency surgery, so dire conditions were dealt with promptly. My mother broke her arm in the UK and the hospital would not take any money.

As to guitar playing, find the best 00 12 fret you can afford. If you have several good guitars, you may find a Santa Cruz that would make you happy. With a 12 fret you can reach anywhere without your shoulder moving much at all, and with a quality upgrade may not miss dreads at all. 00 size can still sound big.
 

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As to guitar playing, find the best 00 12 fret you can afford. If you have several good guitars, you may find a Santa Cruz that would make you happy. With a 12 fret you can reach anywhere without your shoulder moving much at all, and with a quality upgrade may not miss dreads at all. 00 size can still sound big.
And short scale is super comfy too re shoulder. Less reach. But I agree, I would love at 12 fretter one day. they pack a punch too sonically.
 
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