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any tacoma love?

Discussion in 'Acoustic Instruments' started by neastguy, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. neastguy

    neastguy Supporting Member

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    just wondering if anyone has any exp with these... good or bad models....:JAM acc/elec
     
  2. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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

    All mine were/are pre-Fender FWIW.
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Scott Peterson

    Scott Peterson Administrator Staff Member

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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.
     
  5. 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
     
  6. Deaj

    Deaj Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a pre-Fender Tacoma DR-20. Wonderful guitar!
     
  7. 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.
     
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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.
     
  9. 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
     
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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.
     
  11. 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
     
  12. rbisherw

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    Proud owner of a KOA EKK9 mini jumbo.
    Best bang for the buck guitar ever.
     
  13. 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!
     
  14. 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

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  15. Chevelle

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    No shortage of Taco love around this Condo!
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  16. 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
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. -=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.
     
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    I own two koa Tacomas, an EKK19C and a CKK9C. I love them!
     
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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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