any tacoma love?

Scott Peterson

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Been a Tacoma guy for a long time, owned a bunch of them.

All mine were/are pre-Fender FWIW.
 

CharlieNC

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yeah, the pre Fender models were are the best. i had a first year one that was just beautiful. of course an SP2 fell on it at a gig and broke the headstock off but the split went down behind the nut, missing the fingerboard so i got her fixed up and she still sounds amazing. but yes, you could say i definitely love mine, otherwise i would have thrown it in the trash.
 

Scott Peterson

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Wow - that blows.

I'ved owned quite a few, the one that stuck is a DR-38 that was an artist relations guitar for Gary "Bisquit" Davis; he toured it pretty extensively behind Dolly Parton. Incredible guitar.
 

sus4

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What about the Olympia guitars? I thought the OD-10S might be cool, but I've never played one...

Daniel
 

syxxstring

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I own a real low serial number Road King, the dreadnought sized Chief. It has the most comfortable neck ever. I get compliments everywhere on its tone.
The singer from my old band and I went to weekly open mics for a long time and every night a random person would say how blown away they were. Not bad for $500 accoustic. Its one of the few guitars that I will keep forever.
 

wilder

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I've got a pre-fender DM-18 that has been kept over a Gibson Hummingbird, Taylor 615, and a Martin HD-28V. Not that those other guitars sounded bad, they just didn't sound any better than the Tacoma.
 

Heliman

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I have a Tacoma DM-1812 12-String and have no complaints whatsoever. It sounds and plays great and has a build quality shoulder to shoulder with my D-41 or 914-C. Highly recommended! :BEER
 

MichaelK

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Don't know a whole lot about its bigger brothers, as I haven't played 'em much, but my P-28 Papoose is one of the best gear purchases I ever made. It sounds so fine alongside another guitar and records so well.

I don't think you can get a new P-28 any more.
 

Seegs

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I've got a DM18 that I picked up for a song and a dance and it's a tough out...

How do know if yours is pre-fender and why is that a bad/good thing??

Chow,
Seegs
 
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rbisherw

Proud owner of a KOA EKK9 mini jumbo.
Best bang for the buck guitar ever.
 

DEMENTED

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I've got a DR-12 pre-Fender , best bang for the buck in the acoustic worls. Dumped a Martin D-18 for it!
 

Cruiser

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Owner of a JK50CE4 Jumbo and LOVE it...great sound and feel...picked it over many taylors/martins in the same range. :BEER

 

dlxtele

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I am looking for a mahogany dread for bluegrass. Thinking DM14; do you think it would have the cut and projection needed for jams in comparison to Martins and Blueridges?

dlxtele
 

jordanL

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I got a P1 Papoose at GC's memorial day sale a few years back, very cool when playing with other guitarists.
 

-=MYK=-

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Ugh, I just typed out a nice big reply, and it got nuked by the page loading or something.

the short version:

I played a TAcoma baritone, and I loved it.
 

jpage

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I have a PF-Tacoma D20 and it's a great guitar for the price.

Is the tone as fat as a Gibby or as full as a Collings or as complex as a Goodall? No way. But it is a great player with good tone.

And it cost me about $700.

Heck, me playing those other guitars would be like Steve Buchemi dating Jessica Simpson anyway.
 




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