#1
Hey UG, I've been thinking about going for a steel string for a while now and am looking for some help. I've been focusing my time on nylon string for a long time now and I'm looking for another acoustic that can help me fill the other side of the sound spectrum.

I'm looking for:

Steel String(Of Course)
Brand is irrelevant, but I like martins in general
Big string spacing, I'm going to be finger picking it most of the time.
A dark,full, chime-like sound. (I know it might not be possible, but whatever is the closest)
Can be traditional acoustic or acoustic/electric

My price range is $800 but can be stretched to $1200 if the guitar just plays like heaven


I will be going to try them out at the store, I'm just hoping I can get some direction around these parts. Any help is appreciated, thank you
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#2
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Big string spacing, I'm going to be finger picking it most of the time.

My price range is $800 but can be stretched to $1200 if the guitar just plays like heaven


I will be going to try them out at the store, I'm just hoping I can get some direction around these parts. Any help is appreciated, thank you

I believe Seagulls have a wider neck. The Maritime series looks like your price point.

EDIT
The Acoustic Guitar magazine awards are always a fun starting point for guitar window-shopping.

2008
http://www.acguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=23449

2011
http://www.acousticguitar.com/article/default.aspx?articleid=26936
Last edited by another_dave at Sep 29, 2011,
#3
thanks man, but what about the tone? The wide neck isn't as important to me as that 'dark chime' is. Any more helps is appreciated
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#4
Bump, anyone else got suggestions?
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since that promise was broken

i dont make promises any more