If you could only have 1 acoustic guitar?

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  1. vintagejunky

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    I've played a lot of Martins, Gibsons, and Taylors and none come close to my '76 Mossman Golden Era. got it 30 years ago.
    The only guitar that beat it ,hands down, was a Goodall I played about 20 years ago. I wish I had the $5,000 at the time to buy it. The tone of that guitar still haunts me.
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  2. MKB

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    I'm fairly happy with my J185-EC, but it has a bit too much sustain for bluegrass type rhythm playing. It's the boss for soloing however. I guess a good J-45 would be near the top of the list.

    I've also played a few new OOO Martins that boomed pretty hard but were great fingerstyle as well.
     
  3. Jeff Gehring

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    My favorite is an old Gibson Gospel beater that I found used in a local shop here. I've always had a soft spot for good Gibson acoustics (started in the last century, on my future bro-in-law's J-45), and this Gospel surprisingly has it going on, for a significantly sub-$1k price tag. I would hate to not have the National Delphi though. Reso's are funny things for me anyway. Some days it sounds haunting and swampy as all get out, then the next time I grab it up, it sounds like a bait bucket with strings. Gotta be me rather than the guitar...
     
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    1920s L5 with solid tone bars.
     
  5. rusty

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    My Dad's birth-year D-28 he gave me...1947

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    Best one I ever played was a ‘39 J-35, so I got a Fullers reissue of the same guitar. It’s just killer.
     
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    I don’t know the correct answer but I bought a Taylor 710 Dreadnaught in 1994 for about $1400 and I’ve never looked back. It’s my only six string acoustic and I’ve never thoughts to add a second one.

    Last year, I added a Taylor 362ce 12-string. It’s not as good acoustically but it has a nice electronics package so I’d think it sounds good plugged in.
     
  8. TP Parter

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    I see where your mistake was, you thought he said J45R. :D
     
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    This right here. Do it all guitar.
     
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  10. runningman

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    I'll take Neil Young's D45
     
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    My only acoustic is a '97 Taylor 410. It's got the pinless bridge which I love since changing strings with bridge pins is a PITA. I like a bright guitar and I'm from San Diego, so a Taylor is what I'm usually drawn too. I have been eyeing Hummingbirds lately, though....
     
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    i have one of these currently (my only acoustic), and i just have never really bonded with it - don't know why!
     
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    i really have to try a lot more to answer that question...i have always wanted a gibson because everly brothers
     
  14. Surgeon

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    I'd write "surprising" but as we all know guitars are really a personal thing so... too bad 'cause it's a killer guitar but there are plenty of other cool ones out there, you'll find one you love too.
     
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    I’ve been very satisfied with the Gibson Advanced Jumbo.
     
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    These are definitely sleepers. Great well made Canadian guitar mage by Godin.
     
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    My one and only acoustic is a Larrivee D03 I've had for 20 years now. Plays and sounds beautiful.
     
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    Congrats. It's such an enjoyable guitar to play, loud, articulate, big bass, clear all the way up the neck, easy to play.
     
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    Taylor 2017 814ce SB for me.
     

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