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What is your favorite Guitar and Why?

Started by Max327. Last reply by Max327 Oct 1, 2008. 1 Reply

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Comment by Siusan O'Rourke & Zig Zeitler on July 14, 2009 at 22:03
I play a martin custom OMC-28 on the road it is a wonderful guitar and an EASY player but my Favorite Guitar is a Morgan OM... its a handbuilt by a fellow up in BC that used to build with Larrivee. It has a slightly wider string spacing and is rich and warm. I dont travel with it because its special to me.
Zig on the other hand would NEVER be able to tell you which of his guitars is his favorite.. too many and too different from each other to compare them in such a way.
We carry lots of beautiful Handbuilts for sale at our Conservatory in Saginaw Mi.. come check us out!

Hope to see you on the road
Siusan and Zig
Comment by Max327 on January 24, 2009 at 13:45
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Comment by Max327 on January 12, 2009 at 3:41
Pictured above are two of my guitars a 1991 Ovation Balladeer and a 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom.
I bought both guitars new, the Ovation ($900 retail) has excellent tonal qualitys as an acoustic but is unplayable as an electric, the feedback is terrible.
I have used it playing out one or two times and it was a disaster.
Also, because of the design you cant play it well sitting down as the guitar wants to roll because of the rounded back.

The Les Paul I bought new in 1978 ($714. retail) is now a collectors model. Its was one of the last made in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the old Gibson factory before they moved to Nashville, Tennesee.
I can't say eneough about this guitar it is still in excellent condition after thirty years. I have worn the finish off the back of the neck.
The only complaint I have is its weight, its a solid piece of Maple and heavy. After a night of playing out it will get to you in the shoulders if you arent used to it. I very seldom use the Les Paul anymore prefering to play a Gibson ES 135 ($900 used...not pictured). The 135 is more of a blues guitar with a deeper tonal quality.
Comment by Bob Kelley on November 29, 2008 at 23:03
My favorite guitar was a Guild FG 212 it played like butter and had the sound of harp.............

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