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If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????

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Strummin12
Posted 2005-03-02 4:38 PM (#161968 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Erik-

I have a Godin Multiac Steel Duet guitar (non synth), and it's a great guitar. It's a bit lacking in fullness (IMHO) for solo guitar strumming, but I like a bassier, thicker sound compared to some. In a band or duo situation it's great.

I thought I'd just suggest that you be sure and try one if you can before purchasing, as you might be surprised if you actually haven't heard one.

As far as a guitar I'd buy other than Ovation...I dunno. My first thought is a Hamer. I'm dying for a good tele. A National would be rather cool too.
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45flint
Posted 2005-03-02 5:11 PM (#161969 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: Wooster, Ohio
Yairi- Only mentions once, they are great guitars, especially for the money. I just picked up a 20 year old Yairi acoustic doubleneck. It is an amazing guitar. But I am hooked on doublenecks.
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Piers
Posted 2005-03-02 5:13 PM (#161970 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: UK - Canterbury Kent
Martin or Taylor

Piers
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BlueBuddha
Posted 2005-03-02 5:33 PM (#161971 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: England
That Zachary guitar mark is talking about looks sweeet as !!!

everything about it is different. love it.............accept the headstock. headstocks a bit of a cop out in my eyes

love matty
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Islander
Posted 2005-03-02 5:35 PM (#161972 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: N W Ohio
Deffinitely Martin,(I have two). The Callaway models mentioned by cwk2 are also among my favorites, but this time of the year in Ohio they can be difficult to play.
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Stuart Miller
Posted 2005-03-02 10:38 PM (#161973 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????



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Okay here goes the vote for the Martin I am just about to drop $2100 on with Elderly.com. The Martin OMC-Aura. If anyone has heard/seen what the Aura electronics from Fishman the sound is AMAZING. Given my allegiance to the Pug-it in philosophy this is a sensible decision for me. Plus the OMC is a great style and value for a traditional built Martin.

http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/guitars.php?m=OMC-AURA...

Details on Aura built in electronics

http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/reinforcements/aura.html

On another note I just bought a Brian Moore 2.13 with Roland 13 pin to use with the synth. So many guitars so little time. Oh yes I did just get a great comission paid ona deal I was nursing for 2 years hence the spendathon!!

These plus the ADII-4 from Papa Al have made me very happy :-)
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Waskel
Posted 2005-03-03 9:20 AM (#161974 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????



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If money was no object? A James Olsen or Del Langejans.

John
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riker
Posted 2005-03-03 11:19 AM (#161975 - in reply to #161943)
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Strummin, I've never played a multiac or heard one in person. In fact, the first tim e I ever saw one was on David Byrne's Live from Union Chapel DVD, and I believe that one is a nylon. I'd have to play one before spending that much on it, though! Of course, finances won't allow, right now!
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Bradley
Posted 2005-03-03 10:29 PM (#161976 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: Zion, Illinois
I've already answered this one in an earlier post : A Paragon custom order!

I sold 3 Great Ovations to pay for it : my 1537, the Adamas II, and my Glen Campbell 12-string. I miss all three to be sure and I won't see my guitar until August, but I really wanted a hand made, ordered to my spec's guitar.

I still have my Custom Legend, UK-II, 1613 Classical, and Ultra bass to keep me from being kicked out of here!
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Dan Sauer
Posted 2005-03-04 8:56 AM (#161977 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Location: Denver, Colorado
Takamine. Probably soemthing from the Nashville series. My 94 SF is a wonderful guitar and I've never been dissappointed in it's performance. Taks are given the same disrespect that our Ovations receive. The upper end Taks can rival the best of the best for half the price.
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TimG
Posted 2005-12-16 4:19 PM (#161978 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Most likely a Taylor T5. But I don't like that it does not have through-bridge strings.

Or a Godin Flat Five X. Crikey! Did Godin recently discontinue the Flat Five? It's not shown on their web site any more!

U.S. made Hamer Duotone.

I'm speaking from ignorance, having played none of those guitars. But I'm lusting for a thin hollow-body electric/piezo-acoustic guitar, and those have good reputations.
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moody, p.i.
Posted 2005-12-16 4:43 PM (#161979 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Probably a Larivee or if I really wanted to spend some serious money, a Santa Cruz. But which model? I don't know. I just know that these are great builders.
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MWoody
Posted 2005-12-16 4:57 PM (#161980 - in reply to #161943)
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Hamer Newport Pro 12 string.
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OldLiverJones
Posted 2005-12-16 5:14 PM (#161981 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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There is a company out there that makes guitars that a very similar to Ovation. They are a little cheaper in quality but a lot cheaper in price. The company is Applause.
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schroeder
Posted 2005-12-16 5:45 PM (#161982 - in reply to #161943)
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A Fylde, Maurice Dupont or an Alan Arnold. Would depend on my mood and how much money I had. If we're talking HUGE money then a John Monteleone or a Linda Manzer or a Steve Klein.
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Standingovation
Posted 2005-12-16 5:51 PM (#161983 - in reply to #161943)
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Wow, I started this poll 10 months ago?

In 2005 I have bought 2 Martins, 1 Hamer, 1 Oscar Schmidt uke, 3 Bushman uke, 1 Blackbear uke and 1 Kamaka uke. I sold 1 Martin uke and 1 Kamaka uke.

On the Ovation side I bought 5 (2005ES, CL Contour, Artist Balladeer, 1537, John Lennon). I sold 7 (2005ES, 1537, Legend, Custom Legend, Adamas II cutaway, 6773 Country Artist, Thunderhead).

Overall I'd say I broke pretty much broke even for the year.
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Jeff W.
Posted 2005-12-16 5:52 PM (#161984 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Manzer's are beautiful....

The Jazz Cat maybe the most beautiful guitar I've ever seen.
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Tim in Yucaipa
Posted 2005-12-16 6:05 PM (#161985 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Stelling banjo......
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ignimbyte
Posted 2005-12-16 6:09 PM (#161986 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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I happen to love both Ovation and Martin, so my choice for a non-O would be very obvious. Honestly, I'd rather have both, cos it just doesn't seem the same in my household without one or the other.
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alpep
Posted 2005-12-16 8:46 PM (#161987 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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national resonator
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Jeff W.
Posted 2005-12-16 9:05 PM (#161988 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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McPherson Guitars
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Capo Guy
Posted 2005-12-16 9:24 PM (#161989 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????



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I would get a Martin OOO-28VS. :cool:
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Standingovation
Posted 2005-12-16 9:27 PM (#161990 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????



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Originally posted by Gospel Guitar Guy:
I would get a Martin OOO-28VS. :cool:
That's interesting ...
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Designzilla
Posted 2005-12-16 9:38 PM (#161991 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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I agree with Jeff W. The MCPherson's are beautiful!
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samova
Posted 2005-12-16 9:40 PM (#161992 - in reply to #161943)
Subject: Re: If you HAD to buy a NON Ovation ????


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Great choice .The 000-28VS are wonderful guitars..My choice would be a goodall guitar.I have never played one that wasn't amazing..
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