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Looking for Rosewood back and sides Dreadnought.

oldman22

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I have playing a Martin D-28 and I really liked the sound. However I don't really want to spend that price on a guitar right now. I also played a MMV (Guitar Center exclusive) that I thought sounded pretty sweet as well. The MMV is still a tad bit pricey though and that model doesn't have much of a re-sale value.

I have been searching the web for many other type of Solid Rosewood back and sides Dread and noticed a Guild GAD Series D-150. I'm no stranger to the GAD Series however I never played the D-150 variation. Does the Guild sound similar enough to the D-28 that it would be worth saving all the money?

I'm aware of the Blueridge BR-160 and Recording King brand however I have never played them. Is there any other Rosewood back and sides Dread that I could check out before settling on the Guild?
 

g6120

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I would say if the Martin is the one your really after but you dont want to spend that kind of cash now wait and get it when you feel comfortable to do so .

Spend your $ once

Love my HD 28V

 

frquent flyer

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That D28 you want will last years and you'll be happy. I doubt that the pain of spending a few extra dollars will last very long.It seldom does.
 

jay42

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I sincerely suggest you try some guitars with a little mileage on them. You'll save some money and they're broken in, though that's probably a poor way of putting it. Just really evaluate the fret condition and bridge hump. It's fun to buy a new guitar, but ime, there are a lot of high quality guitars in 9/10 shape, languishing in closets and every now and then, they get sold off.
 

tamader74

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I've posted a few (zillion) times about my Yamaha LLX16 (Advanced Jumbo size)...They are $1049. street (a touch hard to get)...Engelmann Spruce top, solid RW back and sides, 3 piece (mahogany/RW/mahogany) neck, Ebony fretboard, Full body, and ART60 system electronics...One of the best acoustics I've owned...and priced right plus. Google and read reviews on these, they are Handcrafted, and the attention to detail is outstanding. For as little as I play acoustic, and with some ongoing Medical bills,...I just could not justify keeping my more high $$$ 'Headstock name' guitars. If this guitar was made here, it would cost 3-5x the price, The LLX26 (MIJ made), Basically the same guitar (better case, and a 5 piece neck) cost $3000.

I'm reading that your problem is like mine (you posted about GAD Guild's), you would LOVE to own a Martin, Santa Cruz, other USA made guitars,...but, affording them is the issue,...and you want a good guitar,...I find I get that in the Yamaha, AND a trusted brand that stands behind their products...No slave labor in these guitars, and Luthier made. Check them out...you will find a few clips on them as well when you do your search. Tom
 

RustyAxe

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Check out the Eastman E20D ... or the previous model AC420B ... I have the AC420B, Adirondack spruce top and braces, beautiful East Indian rosewood back and sides, ebony fretboard (bound) and bridge, bone nut and saddle. Very nice build, and great tone.
 

rufusp

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Check out some Cort acoustics....they're made in Korea but to be honest the rosewood side and back models they had were $600 and sounded AMAZING! and excellent build quality.

Also check out some of the Rosewood Larrivee dreadnoughts. You won't be disappointed.
 






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