The Perfect Guitar

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doebringer
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The Perfect Guitar

Post by doebringer » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:02 pm

Has anyone ever actually gotten their perfect, ideal, guitar? I know that which guitar fits this description varies from person to person, but my question is this:

Have you, or anyone you know, ever purchased/acquired a guitar that made you feel like "this is it - the guitar I always wanted!", or is it a neverending search?

My ideal guitar would probably be something like a Robert Bouchet from the 60's or late 50's. Something with silky smooth trebles, excellent clarity and separation with deep but not booming basses. Something refined and focused but not thin or piercing, and with good sustain, particularly on the first string. With Good projection rather than just pure explosive volume. (I know I'm not asking for much, am I?)

Let me know what you think your perfect guitar is/would be. Would love to hear other opinions.

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Contreras
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by Contreras » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:41 pm

I just did! :D

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It's everything you said
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by bear » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:17 pm

yes.
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2013 Jeff Medlin '37 Hauser 640mm sp
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2005 Manuel Rodriguez Model C3F 650mm sp
2003 Manuel Rodriguez Model D 650mm ce

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by eyedoc » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:11 am

Your Perfect guitar only exists until you find your next perfect guitar!
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by chiral3 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:17 am

The perfect guitar is the one I am playing right now.
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Contreras
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by Contreras » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:06 am

All true ... but is it not possible to stop looking (because you're satisfied)?

How about the perfect woman? :mrgreen:

(Anyone want to borrow my can of worms opener? :lol:
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by bear » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:14 am

Contreras wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:06 am


How about the perfect woman? :mrgreen:

(Anyone want to borrow my can of worms opener? :lol:
I'm married to her. She has a sister.....
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

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by soltirefa » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:47 am

2006 Michele Della Guistina Concert 10 string 650mm ce

Guistina or Giustina?

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by zupfgeiger » Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:39 pm

Although built by a very young luthier my Daniel Friederich copy from Giovanni Tacchi is quite a perfect guitar and exactly fits into the description of the op.
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Tobias Braun, Santos copy, spruce/yew, 2017
Andrea Tacchi, Enrique Garcia model, Spruce/BRAZ, 2016
Giovanni Tacchi, Daniel Friederich copy, cedar/EIR, 2017
Alain Raifort, cedar/EIR, 2004

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by MessyTendon » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:05 pm

I think my Antonio Picado 2af is fine...I want more sustain, but I"m not crying about it.

The percussive, flamenco voice makes me want to boogie...

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Justfun
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by Justfun » Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:49 pm

I can name a few flaws with all my guitars.
Richard Reynoso, Cypress \ Spruce 2016
Lozano Spruce 2001
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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:01 pm

I see with pleasure that this small workshop situated up north of Barcelona enjoys recognition that it IMO deserves...my Antonio Picado is an ideal for me guitar as I am today. I even begin to think about passing to other hands my other - very good in it's own right guitar "Madrid" by Kenny Hill and acquire another Picado - just another model and tone wood.
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Kenny Hill, model Madrid, 2002, No. 2019, Cedar/IRW. Scale 650 mm.

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by rojarosguitar » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:06 pm

If I happen to be in perfect mood all my guitars are perfect, each in its own way. If I'm in a picky mood, none of them is really good.
Music is a big continent with different landscapes and corners. Some of them I do visit frequently, some from time to time and some I know from hearsay only ...

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by astro64 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:08 pm

I think if we use the definition for perfect guitar as the one that ensures the guitarist will never acquire another guitar, very very few guitars can be considered perfect. Of course, the perceived lack of perfection in an instrument may also be a reflection instead of the lack of perfection in the performer. But even concert artists seem to have either switched guitars frequently or acquired many. One might conclude that perfection is both not achievable, and over-rated...

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Re: The Perfect Guitar

Post by Justfun » Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:39 pm

my eternal rest will be Perfect.


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Lozano Spruce 2001
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