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Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar Yesterday, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 238
Posted By patticake
you're correct - the lawsuit models were very...

you're correct - the lawsuit models were very similar to martins and gibsons, but used the manufacturer's name on the headstocks. my husband has a lawsuit ibanez, and while they were sued by gibson...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't mess with the washburn. just because...

i wouldn't mess with the washburn. just because it's got mahogany veneer doesn't mean the wood underneath is mahogany; in fact, with most companies it's a cheaper wood, so if you're looking for the...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By patticake
i don't find that seagulls have a martiny tone -...

i don't find that seagulls have a martiny tone - in fact, i like the seagull original S6 sound better than a lot of martins.

that being said, the OP was looking for a tone like the martin 15 series....
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-17-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By patticake
there aren't a lot of all-mahogany guitars in...

there aren't a lot of all-mahogany guitars in your price range... and those that are have laminate back and sides. the only one that comes to mind is the fender tim armstrong hellcat. i really like...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-12-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 246
Posted By patticake
if i could buy a $200 guitar that sounded like a...

if i could buy a $200 guitar that sounded like a gibson jumbo, i would - but i can't, because you're talking about a carefully made all solid guitar.

at the under $200 range, the best guitar i...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-11-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 255
Posted By patticake
*LOLOLOL* 100% agree about the ibanez,...

*LOLOLOL*

100% agree about the ibanez, although i find some of the solid top fenders a step above that.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-11-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By patticake
i don't like the lowest priced eastmans...

i don't like the lowest priced eastmans particularly - over $700 their guitars are awesome - but i didn't really like the OP's list, either.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-10-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 173
Posted By patticake
i wouldn't buy any of those unless they were the...

i wouldn't buy any of those unless they were the only guitars i could buy. the seagull original S6, which is a great sounding guitar, is always around the price of that entourage, and i haven't...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-10-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 685
Posted By patticake
i have a montana backpacker. not sure if it's...

i have a montana backpacker. not sure if it's the same company, but this was made in romania and strangely turns out to be labeled kaman. not a great guitar, but as backpack guitars go, it's better...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-10-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By patticake
btw, martin has been making some models since the...

btw, martin has been making some models since the twenties, and except for adding a truss rod, they're still made the same way and have the same model name.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-09-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By patticake
why would they? they still sound the same and...

why would they? they still sound the same and are the same quality, and unlike electronics, they don't become outdated or obsolete over time. and a lot of brands have models haven't changed in...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-06-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 382
Posted By patticake
i looked for a good-sounding thin body budget...

i looked for a good-sounding thin body budget acoustic guitar quite a lot. most have tone ranging from boxy to crap. one exception was the fender tim armstrong hellcat, and i'm not really sure if...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-03-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By patticake
oh, wow - that's a super guitar! i love the...

oh, wow - that's a super guitar! i love the sound of a mahogany top, and you picked a great one. congrats :)
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 10-01-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 251
Posted By patticake
why not get your taylor set up by a luthier? ...

why not get your taylor set up by a luthier? lowering the action will probably make it much easier to play.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-19-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 652
Posted By patticake
you don't mention what part of you hurts. ...

you don't mention what part of you hurts. assuming it's your fingertips, it does take some time to develop callouses, and then you'll be good to go. also, as mentioned, having your guitar set up...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-14-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 215
Posted By patticake
for under $200 you aren't going to find one new. ...

for under $200 you aren't going to find one new. btw, i love recording king, but the dirty thirty series to me sounds thin and tinny.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-12-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By patticake
but a cheap electric. it won't play quite the...

but a cheap electric. it won't play quite the same as an acoustic, but it will be quieter.

btw, some of the guys on AGF stuff their acoustic with socks for much quieter practice.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-12-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By patticake
are you using a hygrometer? without using one -...

are you using a hygrometer? without using one - and one you tested for accuracy and callibrated - everything else you do is guess work. i'd suggest that you humidify the room rather than using one...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-11-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By patticake
i'd go with the recording king - i particularly...

i'd go with the recording king - i particularly like their 000 guitars, and their solid tops are pretty good. this recording king has a slightly shorter scale and slightly wider nut, both of which...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-08-2014, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By patticake
a couple i like at $500 or less: seagull...

a couple i like at $500 or less:

seagull original S6 (cedar top, sounds great!)
recording king RO-10 (all solid triple 0 sized guitar)

and then if you want a dread with a slender nut, there's this...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-07-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 411
Posted By patticake
the yamaha original S6 is one of the best...

the yamaha original S6 is one of the best sounding solid top guitars i've played. i also love the wider neck! the yamaha FG730 (with a warmer tone than the FG700) is a closer comparison, but i...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 09-01-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By patticake
as coincidences go, it's a good one!

as coincidences go, it's a good one!
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By patticake
yamaha guitar factory tour video

from a post on AGF
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyFZmvvalMo#t=24

pretty impressive, and there's hand-work even in the lower end guitars.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By patticake
the most bang for your buck you can get won't...

the most bang for your buck you can get won't matter if the guitar doesn't sound good to you. i don't care for the takamine tone much - i prefer yamaha, who makes some nicely priced solid top...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By patticake
yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars...

yamaha makes some of the best entry level guitars in the industry.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By patticake
i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby...

i also prefer the GS mini. i found the big baby to have a less versatile tone but it's not a bad guitar, sounds pretty good and the price is good. it's also not a small guitar - i wouldn't call it...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-26-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By patticake
i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a...

i prefer the 110 myself, but that's just a personal preference for the tone.
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By patticake
eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the...

eastman's chinese guitars are wonderful! the first one i ever played was priced at $1600, and it sounded like it was twice that much - honestly! it was an AC822, which i guess they discontinued. ...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 283
Posted By patticake
overall sound quality? there's no such thing. ...

overall sound quality? there's no such thing. this is a personal taste matter - especially since we're talking about laminate back and sides guitars. i'm not a huge fan of the takamine NEX line,...
Forum: Acoustic & Classical Guitar 08-24-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 465
Posted By patticake
on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar...

on the one hand, congrats on your new guitar :)

on the other hand, any guitar can be set up for around $50 by a qualified luthier.... just sayin'...
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