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    Super Moderator die Bullen's Avatar
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    I went to a local store and played 15 or so acoustics one after the other and I can confirm that I do not want a cutaway and I definitely do not want anything with preamp or electronics built in. 2 of the guitars jumped out for me for very different reasons.

    1. Martin HD-28 (nice call SC). Really really balanced guitar with pure sound- I don't think you could go wrong with this guitar.
    2. Gibson J-45 (nice call KC). Incredible bass response- this stood out as different from every other guitar there because of the powerful bass.

    The bass of the Gibson blew me away but I'm thinking that the Martin is probably a better all around guitar because of its balance. I put the Martin on hold telling them I would go back tomorrow after I make up my mind.

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    Yep Martin's are great too.
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    They are actually both very superior guitars. I love how the Gibson booms on the low end- it was really a head turner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    I checked Sweetwater and I don't think Godin makes a non-electric guitar. They have some acoustics but all have pickups which I really don't want.

    Probably Gibson, Taylor or Martin are the top contenders- no opinions on any of them?
    The Godin acoustic brands (S&P, A&L, Seagull & Norman--LaPatrie as well--but they make classicals) all make models without electronics--I know--I've tried them out & own an S&P 12 string without electronics in it.

    But as to Gibson, Martin & Taylor--I like them all, and so it comes down to what suits you.
    I've found that Gibsons & Taylors suit me better than Martins, but MArtins suit some people the best.
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    Paid for the HD-28 today and told them to set it up with new strings. I will probably have it tomorrow.

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    Congratulations and Happy NGD, dB.
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    Thank you- it has been a long time since I had an NGD!

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    So let us know when you get it, take pictures & post them here...

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    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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    The NGD thread is pending!

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    I don't like the necks on Taylors.
    Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end

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