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Petemayo
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Favorite Guitar?

Post by Petemayo » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:25 am

What do you like?

I have had a Gianinni since 1976. Maybe time for an upgrade. Recommendations?

granularus
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Re: Favorite Guitar?

Post by granularus » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:11 am

1976 was a good year. Two of my favorite guitars date from that year. My recently acquired 1976 Ryoji Matsuoka is rapidly becoming my favorite -compteting with my 1976 Masaru Matano. One the Matsuoka is spruce, the Matano is cedar - I have rarely heard their equal. All my old guitars sound and play better than the newer ones I have tried. So newer isn't necessarily better - but will probably cost a lot more! These days its easy to find nice old guitars that may not have been played that much. My recommendation, old Japanese gakki made guitars outperfom many of their newer competitors.

Have fun finding an upgrade, but keep the old friend. I give mine to my sons, so I can still play them sometimes!
Masaru Matano Clase 400 (1971)
Masaru Matano Clase 500 (1976)
Ryoji Matsuoka M60 (1976)
Hirade Model 7 (1977)
Guild Classical Mark IV (1980)
Kakuo Yairi H5 (1985)
M. Horabe 35 (1990)
Cordoba Flamenco 45FCE (2006)

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bear
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Re: Favorite Guitar?

Post by bear » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:31 am

Hands down, in more than 50 years of playing my Giustina.
2013 Jeff Medlin '37 Hauser 640mm sp
2006 Michele Della Giustina Concert 10 string 650mm ce
2005 Jose Ramirez 4E 650mm ce
2005 Manuel Rodriguez Model C3F 650mm sp
2003 Manuel Rodriguez Model D 650mm ce

Bill
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Location: Seattle

Re: Favorite Guitar?

Post by Bill » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:34 am

53 Edgar Monch
More guitars than 1 boy could ever possibly need

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