New acoustic puchase: And the winner is ...

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  1. dave s

    dave s Member

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    First off, thanks for the help and recommendations. Much easier to narrow the list of prospects with the experience here at TGP. And the winner is ...

    The Breedlove AD25. :AOK

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    Nice top for a lower-end A/E!

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    Tuners are smooth as silk and the guitar tunes up perfectly by ear. Haven't even used the tuner on it yet!

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    Pretty much standard issue electronics. The guitar's tone really shines in 'plugged-in' mode. Not real bright and snappy but good full and sounds like an acoustic ... just amplified. The tortise shell binding is kind of odd, but I'll get used to it! :D

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    The string through bridge was an extra selling feature for me. I know this setup might might not be as effective as bridge pins, but will certainly prove a bonus for me during a string change. Ideas like this just make 'good sense' to me.

    dave
     
  2. Antz_Marchin

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    Nice choice, hands down in that bunch would be the Breedlove for me too. I'm a huge Taylor fan but they aren't Taylors until you get to the 314. The 100/200 are just affordable marketing with "Taylor" on the headstock. And to boot that is a sweet freaking price. Nice job :D
     
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    Thanks Antz. Can't wait to get the new a/e on stage and hear how it sounds! It plays GREAT the more I play it.

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    Enjoy the Breedlove and play well! :AOK
     
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    I haven't tried the Breedlove, but my Taylor 110E does not suck!
     
  6. dave s

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    Thanks Ken. First acoustic ever in the fleet. I hope acoustics don't become another source of GAS! :messedup

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    Different guitars, that's for sure. No, the Taylor did not suck at all. It sounded like a Taylor unplugged. When I plugged it in and compared it to the Breedlove is where the Breedlove won out.

    Do you run yours through an amp or unplugged all the time?

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    Oh Dave, Dave, Dave........... are you ever in for a surprise. I'm currently trying to sell a kidney and my left nut to alleviate some GAS pain. :jo
     
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    How much was the Seagull s6 priced at? I'm looking at getting one myself.
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    Nice pickup with the breedlove. Although i am fond of the taylor sound and have never really been able to get around the neck binding on the lower end breedloves. Let us know how it plays
     
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    Congrats! Breedlove makes some nice stuff.
     
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    Breedlove is such a great company... and they make fantastic stuff. Hope you enjoy it!
     
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    The Seagull was at a local dealer (search Woodsy's Music in google) and they have a fleet of the Seagulls in stock. The one I played (S6) had a sell price of $659. It's probably still there, played great, but I liked the slightly duller and fuller tone of the Breedlove.

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    Good idea! I'll take and post some pics tonight. Imagine my surprise when the sales lady said the guitar had only been on the wall for 4 days. The only paw prints on the guitar were mine at time of purchase.

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    Thanks Micheal. Clear 'winners' always jump out when you compare 3 or 4 choices at the same price point. This time it was the Breedlove. Hands down.

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    OUCH!!! Ok, I'll bite ... how much did you get for the kidney and left nut? :)

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    So far so good on the playing side of things. I'm getting used to the neck carve ok.

    The body binding is like a plastic tort shell material. It is strange, but unique. Nice idea. The kind some will love and others will ... you know!

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    Thank R9. For the first time around, I'm thrilled with the bang-for-buck, overall playability and sound of the guitar. Definite 'good value' piece for a newbie to the acoustic world. Shame ... 30+ years of playing and performing and never owned a guitar with a big hole in the middle the body. :confused:

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    I run unplugged and thru my line 6 pod xt live. Granted, the patches run on the POD can "taylor" the sound quite a bit, but it's decent sounding. Sure there are better acoustics (solid wood, etc) out there, but for me, the price point of the 100e was the seller!
     

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