cherokee6 Posted April 3, 2007 Report Share Posted April 3, 2007 OK. I called a buddy of mind about the choices of acoustics, and his advice was the same as by the members in my recent quest for a decent acoustic. He said " sounds like you made up your mind! If it feels good it IS good! (- Duke Ellington). As I had taken the day off, I had an errand to do and on the way back checked out the local shop again and found 3 I liked (Larrivee, Taylor and Martin). Problem was, why spend $150 - $350 more for guitars that sound almost the same, and feel almost the same except for a little (very little) inlay work and a different finish? I drove back in the afternoon after calling my friend, and grabbed the Larrivee D-3! It sounded better than the D-5 and a bit better than the L-3. The sound was cleaner and more robust than the Taylors and Martins in the same and higher range. In fact, unless I spent roughly $500 more I wasn't getting what I expected from the competition. Besides it felt "just right" and that's the important thing! There was another in the stockroom and it wasn't the same: the frets weren't filed enough! Took the advice from you guys checked the action/ buzzing (It needed a very slight neck adjustment). It'll need a bit more care as it has the satin finish and an ebony board, but I'm no pro, so I won't be gigging with it; just got me a fancy humidifier with it. (yes, there were one or 2 Seagulls in stock and they were pretty good, too; but this was the one that caught my ear) Thanks for the advice!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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