Griff's Guitar

Discussion in 'Acoustic BGU Questions and Comments' started by vashondan, Oct 31, 2012.

  1. vashondan

    vashondan Blues Doobie

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    Is that a dreadnought that Griff is using on the ABGU vids?
     
  2. Chuck

    Chuck Moderator (One of the Men in Black!)
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    Hey Vash! Why don't you PM Griff directly?
     
  3. vashondan

    vashondan Blues Doobie

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    Now there's a thought!  Good idea. 
     
  4. Scotty R

    Scotty R Blues Newbie

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    So, did you PM Griff?  If so, what did he say?
     
  5. Griff

    Griff Chief Cook And Bottle Washer
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    It's a Taylor 410CE (dreadnaught with a cutaway and a pickup.)

    I got it in 1998 I think for a gig I used to have where I just played a sang for 3 sets a night, 4 nights a week. I did that on that guitar for over a year (a year and a half I think.)

    What's cool is, with all that use it really settled in and now sounds just amazing. It's really mellow but just warm and squishy. I love it.

    For me, Taylor guitars have the perfect neck and sound. Martins sound great, but I don't like the neck shape (usually.)

    Griff
     
  6. vashondan

    vashondan Blues Doobie

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    Love Taylors.  Thanks for jumping in Griff.  Used to have a 512 which I LOVED but sold for some dumb reason.  Was looking for another acoustic and wondered about yours.  Ended up with a 312ce which is amazing.  Can't wait till it's broken in.
     
  7. Lame_Pinkey

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    My next acoustic  ::)

    http://www.kawakamiguitars.com/en/guitars.php

    LP
     
  8. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    Those are really nice looking guitars LP. What is the price range? BTW, is that Ritchie or Burton Cummings in the photo's.  ;D
     
  9. Lame_Pinkey

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    Price range is about $12,000 + , so I think my next acoustic is some way off  ;)

    LP
     
  10. Griff

    Griff Chief Cook And Bottle Washer
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    One of these days I'd love to pick up something a little smaller, like a parlor guitar (maybe the Gibson reissue of Robert Johnson's L-1 :)

    I don't know if it will happen, but for these acoustic blues gigs sometime it's just tiring getting around a dreadnaught.

    Griff
     
  11. vashondan

    vashondan Blues Doobie

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    That's what I love about the Taylor 12 series.  I don't do gigs but I did have a dreadnaught and even for playing at home it's just a more comfortable guitar pick up and play.  They also have a great sound.
     
  12. luckylarry

    luckylarry Student Of The Blues

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    At that price it won't happen for me but they sure look good.  [smiley=beer.gif]
     
  13. snarf

    snarf audiences like their blues singers to be miserable

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    I've got 3 dreads.  I've been working on SWMBO to let me get a smaller one.  I've been looking at the 000 size just because I've always been a Martin fan.  I spotted that Robert Johnson L-1 a couple of weeks ago and thought that it looks like a really nice axe.  If you get it, be sure and do a blog post on it with video and a review.
     
  14. jackderby52

    jackderby52 Prehistoric blues knob (not newbie)

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  15. DaveJardine

    DaveJardine Blues Newbie

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    Was looking at a 312 , care to tell how you find it for acoustic blues
     
  16. TwiddleJockey

    TwiddleJockey If she asks - I found it in a garage sale.....

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    I love an concert/folk size. Too big a belly to sit with a dread, and I’ve yet to find a parlour that sounds nice - mind you I’ve yet to find the money to try the ones that might......
     
  17. DaveJardine

    DaveJardine Blues Newbie

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    i recently bought a Seagull Artist Mosiac, as is was a 1/3 of the price of martin 00018, Taylor 512ec
    solid mahagony back and sides,cedar top
    size difference Seagull is 1/2" wider between back to front thickness, 1" wider body
    my main question, would this slight difference really make an impact?
     
  18. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    All things being equal? Yes. Unfortunately all things are not equal. There is the type of wood. Just the ageing wood quality even before construction might make the smaller guitar a better sounding guitar. And then you have the interior bracing. And the neck. I would suggest that you get another Seagull of the dimensions and similar price point you want to compare and listen for yourself.
     
  19. DaveJardine

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    if it was that easy
    i live in the caribbean, so i have to buy, ship and only then would i know what i bought.
    i was more refering to the comfort level
     
  20. mountain man

    mountain man Still got the Blues!

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    Well gosh, I though you were talking about tone and overall sound. Obviously the physical size of the instrument will make a difference in comfort level. And only you can make that determination for yourself. Or are you talking about the comfort level of your overall investment? Again, only you can make that determination for yourself. Or is it something else you are referring to when you say "comfort level"?