I may need some help deciding on a replacement acoustic...

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  1. Tony Done

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    I would be looking at the Taylor 100 and 200 series. While I personally am not wild about that big open sound, I'm a great admirer of their design, neck feel and construction.
     
  2. 84superchamp

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    Rarely found used (people tend to hang onto them) but the smaller Martins can be found for less than a grand. I have rosewood but mahogany body is a bit more "restrained".
    I haven't tried the composite martins but they might be in your price range. Easy on the shoulders...i have the same problem. After playing for awhile, i have to move my arm very s l o w l y to unwrap it.
     
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  3. rwmct

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    Another vote for a Guild.
     
  4. jay42

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    I think you want the 000, 00, or OM models. Big acoustics are history.
     
  5. snakestretcher

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    Not in my home! Then again I don't follow the fashion for small guitars just because they are popular...

    If the super jumbo size is too big for the OP, I suggest the Yamaha LJ16, medium jumbo. Similar in dimensions to the Gibson J185, loud and proud, all solid timbers and the usual flawless Yamaha build quality. In addition you're getting far superior specification to any US or Canadian-made guitar, similarly priced.

    Demo:
     
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  6. eclecto-acoustic

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    Thanks for all of your suggestions, folks. There are some seriously great contenders in here.
     
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    To explain my pov, almost all venues I see are electric and they all kind of sound the same when plugged in...at the mercy of the sound guy. I don't think I'll ever sell my 710, but I won't buy another large body acoustic.
     
  9. lp_bruce

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    No, they aren't. I think you see more small body guitars around right now, but jumbos and dreadnaughts aren't going anywhere.
     
  10. Jeff Scott

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    Certainly not, so long as there is country music!

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    As long as
    I agree ( I play Bluegrass, or let's say in that style) but I swear does Alan Jackson ever play his guitar?
    It seems whenever I catch a video or live clips of him singing ( recently caught part of a nice gospel/hymn show- great voice!) , he is holding a guitar, but never playing..
     
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  12. Jeff Scott

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    Is he the antithesis to someone such as Vince Gill? :banana

     
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    I think I see a dreadnought, way in the background, somewhere, in this one. :D

     
  14. TopJimmy5150

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    I'd look for something with solid Mahogany back and sides if you want volume. I have a Tacoma DM9 and I used to attend jam sessions where we'd all sit in a circle and play songs, and the Tacoma in my hands was always much louder than the other guitars. Sounded great too.
     

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