Best Double Top for the cost

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby markodarko » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:22 pm

Very interesting. I find that with a thumb rest stroke or a heavy IM rest stroke that I can make all my guitars buzz if played heavy enough. :D
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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Bodhi » Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:40 pm

I will post separately but I just learned that London Guitar Studio finally received 2 more Yulong Guo DT Philhamonics that they have waited for for 18 months. One is Cedar and one is Spruce. Not sure if you are in London looking for DT's but if so mention my name to Steffi and i am sure she will happily show them to anybody interested.
Juan De La Mancha Allegro 1980 Cedar
Loriente "Clarita" 2004 Spruce
Frederico Sheppard Barrios "Morant" 2010 Spruce
Hermanos Camps Primera Negra-A 2016 Spruce
Yulong Guo "Philharmonic" Double Top 2016 #01 Cedar French Polish

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Jose-Guitarra8a » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:39 am

Check out Gary Lee

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Tom » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:25 pm

Randy Reynolds does make very good double top.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby FHC » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:15 pm

Check out Frederich Holtier.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Cincy2 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:25 pm

I've played two of Yulong Guo's top level double tops. They provide a great price / performance package. I've never played a John Dick guitar but the fussiest guitar player I know rants about how much he loves his. That would be enough to make me buy one. He's played all of the choices at price points into the $20K's.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby kdwiklund » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:55 pm

David Pace. Check out the review of one of his double-tops in the fall edition of Classical Guitar Magazine. I have one of his spruce guitars and am currently having him build me a custom cedar double-top. Fabulous luthier.
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David Pace 2017 - cedar double-top
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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby souldier » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:58 pm

Kamil Jaderny offers his DT around $5750 Canadian the last I heard.. converted to American that is amazing value. I've only heard good things about his instruments from good players
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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Icarus11 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 12:07 pm

Do you know the german luthier Andreas Kirschner? The best double top in spruce i have ever tried.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby WoodNString » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:28 pm

Putting in another vote for Randy Reynolds. Excellent spruce dts though I don't think he markets as well as some others in regard concertizing gplayers.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby David Conti » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:41 am

Keijo Korelin / Patrick Mailloux/Benz Tschannen/Kenny Hill are all really great at around 7k
But a really good value is the new Yulong Guo / A Echoes that replaces the soloist at around 2k. Big sound, double sides and zircote back and sides.

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Peter5 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:14 pm

Germany is known to have several top class DT luthiers:
- Andreas Kirschner
- Dieter Mueller
- Gernot Wagner
- Matthias Damman (probably too pricey)
- Michel Brück

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Charles Mokotoff » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:42 pm

Cincy2 wrote:I've never played a John Dick guitar but the fussiest guitar player I know rants about how much he loves his. That would be enough to make me buy one. He's played all of the choices at price points into the $20K's.


Ut oh...I think I may know this guy!

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Charles Mokotoff » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:47 pm

I've played a lot of the guitars mentioned, for price/performance the John Dick is really hard to beat. But I have also loved these:
Redgate spruce/nomex
Canin spruce/balsa (particularly amazing...I ordered one)
Gutmeier cedar/nomex (just played a brand new one that is his best yet..he's a fantastic builder)
Dammann cedar/nomex (very expensive, but very special)

You can sorta hear the difference between me playing my old Dammann:
https://youtu.be/c6inqsN0Rwo
and my new John Dick:
https://youtu.be/T1PU6ecw7CE

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Re: Best Double Top for the cost

Postby Cincy2 » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:05 pm

Charles Mokotoff wrote:
Cincy2 wrote:I've never played a John Dick guitar but the fussiest guitar player I know rants about how much he loves his. That would be enough to make me buy one. He's played all of the choices at price points into the $20K's.


Ut oh...I think I may know this guy!



Me too! Heck of a guy and a discriminating artist.

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