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If you had a $3000 budget...what guitar would you buy?

#21 User is offline   blindboygrunt 

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 12:31 PM

View PostLars68, on 09 February 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

I would go for this Townes van Zandt Martin D-35 custom, and pony up the extra $899 from my own pocket.

https://www.myfavori...t-20658728.html

It would be a long distance purchase, and that is the last guitar available, but if there is a will there is a way... [biggrin]

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:29 PM

i would have bought a beautiful 2007(i think) HD28VS that i saw on Reverb
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:50 PM

View Postbobouz, on 09 February 2018 - 11:59 AM, said:

Boy oh boy, that maple AJ is sure sweet!

Call Wildwood & see if maybe you can work out some kind of a hold. After all, they've already had it for over a year, so what's a few more months? Kinda doubt you'll run into a new J-185, since they're not making them this year. Have fun looking!


Yes, this. ^^^ Maybe a deposit to hold it? But if you don't like it you would probably lose the deposit.

They also have the 0% 24 month financing as well. You could buy it now and then pay it off in June.

One downside in these scenarios is that you wouldn't be able to play it first, though.

A nice dilemma!

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 01:50 PM

This to me is..... INEEDIWANTIHAVETOHAVE

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:23 PM

Go big or go home.

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 02:27 PM

No Martin in your pile? It's acoustic blasphemy not to have one. You'll be able to dump the Tak and the Epis. Maybe time to throw in a small bod...LG2? 00?

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:10 PM

What about a southern jumbo?
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 03:19 PM

Jinder - to quote every old curmudgeon on this site... gotta try them all, and the one that is meant for you will tell you ; ). Good for you, enjoy a dream trip to Wildwood!

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:55 PM

View PostLars68, on 09 February 2018 - 12:17 PM, said:

I would go for this Townes van Zandt Martin D-35 custom, and pony up the extra $899 from my own pocket.

https://www.myfavori...t-20658728.html

It would be a long distance purchase, and that is the last guitar available, but if there is a will there is a way... [biggrin]

Lars

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Posted 09 February 2018 - 04:59 PM

Well Jinder, it looks like you already have the ones that I'd pick.
I recall you saying that you had considered getting a J-185, but the salesman talked you out of it. Something like he was afraid you would try playing it too hard to get the projection you're used to with a J-200?
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:46 PM

I had a quick look through various listings in the US that I have bookmarked, and $3K doesnít seem to be enough, Jinder!

Can we have some more?

$5K would get me the J45 from Pre War Guitar Co, bit less for their 000 and Oís....

$4K would get a bellied 1938 Martin 00-17 or a 49 Martin 000-18.

Can I just take the $3K in Australia? I would get a used Maton 808 Tommy E with Hiscox case AND a used Maton Australia!


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 05:49 PM

Santa Cruz 000 models would be a high consideration for me, J-185, D28 as well but I really like Anne's choice as well.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:53 PM

View Postbayoubengal1954, on 09 February 2018 - 01:50 PM, said:

Yes, this. ^^^ Maybe a deposit to hold it? But if you don't like it you would probably lose the deposit.

They also have the 0% 24 month financing as well. You could buy it now and then pay it off in June.

One downside in these scenarios is that you wouldn't be able to play it first, though.

A nice dilemma!


Iíve spoken to Wildwood and to the wedding organiser and have put a deposit on the AJ Maple Ltd...Iíve been chasing one of these guitars for the last two years, played one in Glasgow which blew my socks off, but was gone before I got the money together. I then went after one in Surrey which sold before I could get my mitts on it, then went a-hunting elsewhere, none in Europe that i could find bar one that came up secondhand in Ireland but sold in hours.

The one at Wildwood seems to be the last of that batch of 65 left for sale anywhere...I couldnít let it get away. If itís half as good as the one I played in Glasgow it will be incredible. Just got to wait until June now to get my hands on it!!
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:56 PM

View PostJinder, on 09 February 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:

Iíve spoken to Wildwood and to the wedding organiser and have put a deposit on the AJ Maple Ltd...Iíve been chasing one of these guitars for the last two years, played one in Glasgow which blew my socks off, but was gone before I got the money together. I then went after one in Surrey which sold before I could get my mitts on it, then went a-hunting elsewhere, none in Europe that i could find bar one that came up secondhand in Ireland but sold in hours.

The one at Wildwood seems to be the last of that batch of 65 left for sale anywhere...I couldnít let it get away. If itís half as good as the one I played in Glasgow it will be incredible. Just got to wait until June now to get my hands on it!!


Great news! Congratulations, Jinder.
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 06:57 PM

View PostJinder, on 09 February 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:

Iíve spoken to Wildwood and to the wedding organiser and have put a deposit on the AJ Maple Ltd...Iíve been chasing one of these guitars for the last two years, played one in Glasgow which blew my socks off, but was gone before I got the money together. I then went after one in Surrey which sold before I could get my mitts on it, then went a-hunting elsewhere, none in Europe that i could find bar one that came up secondhand in Ireland but sold in hours.

The one at Wildwood seems to be the last of that batch of 65 left for sale anywhere...I couldnít let it get away. If itís half as good as the one I played in Glasgow it will be incredible. Just got to wait until June now to get my hands on it!!


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Posted 09 February 2018 - 07:18 PM

Me? I'd buy the best spruce/mahogany instrument available at the price point of $3K, regardless of the name on the headstock. I've owned many rosewood guitars in the past but I'll never go back. But I will add that spruce/maple runs a close second! [biggrin]
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 08:33 PM

View PostBuc McMaster, on 09 February 2018 - 07:18 PM, said:

Me? I'd buy the best spruce/mahogany instrument available at the price point regardless of the name on the headstock. I've owned many rosewood guitars in the past but I'll never go back. But I will add that spruce/maple runs a close second! [biggrin]
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Posted 09 February 2018 - 11:18 PM

I would throw in a kilo more and enter the time-machine.

Simply re-buy one of the classics already owned and bury yourself in the beautiful sounds and looks of an oldie

(to compare with the contemporary version would be a trip in itself).

In other words find a jewel of a home-guitar - the holy wooden grrraaiil blessed by the acoustic lords.

Have the feeling you're not a vintage guy - but things change and now may be the time.

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 02:59 AM

View PostJinder, on 09 February 2018 - 06:53 PM, said:

Iíve spoken to Wildwood and to the wedding organiser and have put a deposit on the AJ Maple Ltd...Iíve been chasing one of these guitars for the last two years, played one in Glasgow which blew my socks off, but was gone before I got the money together. I then went after one in Surrey which sold before I could get my mitts on it, then went a-hunting elsewhere, none in Europe that i could find bar one that came up secondhand in Ireland but sold in hours.

The one at Wildwood seems to be the last of that batch of 65 left for sale anywhere...I couldnít let it get away. If itís half as good as the one I played in Glasgow it will be incredible. Just got to wait until June now to get my hands on it!!

What great story.well deserved.you have to play it for us forum nerds when you get it.love to hear it.
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Posted 10 February 2018 - 04:03 AM

Ouh, , , I see the button is pressed - good for you.
Still I stick to post #38 though. Vintage - or rather having both - is the way.

Seriously
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