#1
Hi all,

I've just gotten back from test playing some guitars at the store and I can't make up my mind between these two guitars, so I was hoping you guys could shed some light for me:

Simon and Patrick Showcase CW Rosewood http://www.simonandpatrick.com/showcasecwrosewood.htm
~1500 euros

Larrivee D-03 http://www.larrivee.com/instruments/acoustics/D03.php
~1350 euros

The Larrivee comes without electronics but if I get it I will eventually have the shop build them in, so the prices for both guitars are more or less the same. I play mainly chords and some simple fingerpicking, I'm currently trying to learn some Chet Atkins/Tommy Emmanuel style stuff. I listen to blues and jazz.

Thanks!
#2
Do not even bother with the Simon & Patrick at this price point. S&Ps are beginner level guitars made in Canada. Larrivee's are much, much better built guitars. Aside from that, S&Ps do not even have solid side and back woods.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

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#4
^ My bad. That's not what the other link said.

In any case, Larrivee over S&P any day of the week, regardless of that fact.
Equipment:
- Art & Lutherie Cedar CW (SOLD! )
- Martin D-16RGT w/ LR Baggs M1 Active Soundhole Pickup
- Seagull 25th Anniversary Flame Maple w/ LR Baggs Micro EQ

Have an acoustic guitar? Don't let your guitar dry out! Click here.
#6
i second the larrivee, btw. they're very nicely made guitars.
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#7
Although that is a fine-looking S&P guitar, my vote goes with the Larrivee -- they are really good guitars for the price. Also, you can always add a (better) pickup after you buy one, rather than have one built-in.