bear wrote:This topic came up a few years ago and I repeat my reply:
It begins when I unhook her case and that distinctive smell hits me. The dark color of her skin and warm low tone of her voice keeps me coming back everyday. When I've finished, I continue to stare at her across the room, but I digress. I like cedar.
Bravo! I thought I was the only one.
From observation, I would guess that most people here have both types of guitars and will choose to remain quiet or state that they each have their own strengths.
I am one who votes for cedar because I discovered early on that I should only have factory guitars, and later that cedar factory guitars sound better to me. Space constraints dictated only 2-3 guitars and I could not add a spruce for variety. I just had factory cedars.
Many here are (vocal) traditionalists
Well we all know CGers are conservative. They strongly prefer "spruce fan braced" instruments a la Torres. So anyone asking for an opinion would probably hear from them (basically their version of the "strengths" of spruce eg wide tonal palette).
So I vote that cedar is not evil. My 2 cents.