Last edited by amp360; 07-12-2011 at 09:19 AM.
Collings and Martins --- sold most of Acoustics off and gave some to my kids (daughter got the Ukes).
As a matter of fact I have to go over the the Fret shop (owner Jim posts here) to pick-up the Martin Uke he just finished repairing for my daughter.
The girl is crazy good on the Uke -- actually she is a great all around musician (guitar, piano, uke and Mando).
Cool, I only ever played a couple Collings but they were really nice. I don't know m(any) stores around where I live now except for GC so I will have to check out more Collings at some point. They make some great guitars.
I am kind of the type that plays the brands I know - which is pretty dumb really - but mainly Gibson and Martin, although I do have an old Guild D-55 and a Guild 12. Just recently got some newer brands (PRS, Ed Roman, etc...) and they're really cool too so I have some searching to do I guess!
I am pretty lucky.
I have a couple of wicked stores that are within striking distance of where I live to go to and OD on high quality wood and circuits
For Old Wood -
Lark Street Music
Lark Street Music: Vintage Guitars, Teaneck NJ
for Exotic wood - Golden age Instruments
Vintage fretted musical instruments-handcrafed guitars-stringed musical instruments
for the Stomp Boxes
Welcome To Prymaxe Vintage
pedalGEEK.com - Guitar Effects Pedals and Accessories
Of course there is Rudy's and 30th street Music in NY as well.
But 99% of the time I just go to either Lark Street or Golden Age.
Originally Posted by amp360
Cool man! For years people would think I was Buzzy's other brother because we (me and Duke) look a lot alike but I'm a lot younger then him. I am in NYC about every 6 weeks but usually I am really busy when I'm there so I don't get to the stores as much as I would like and for the past year or so I have been buying more recording equipment then guitars.
Hopefully I can check some out this summer when I'm down there. I lived in the city for a while - great stores there.
I have bought stuff from Lark Street and they're great to deal with. Ditto Rudy's - but I have not been to his new store.
Mostly I deal with Norm Harris out in LA or a place in Boston called Mr. Music or Ed Roman.
I have a D-28 (? I need to check). It's vintage, from the '50s or '60s. I'm not sure how to date it. It has a very thick tone to it but it's very hard to play. It probably needs some work but I play mostly electric and haven't spent alot of time with it and I don't want to take it to just anybody.
btw, I love Taylors, at least the ones I've played.
Friend let me use a little Martin for a few years ... what an incredible axe that was.
Love the smaller bodies Taylors ... also beyond good guitars...!!
My first decent acoustic was a mid 90s Gibson Gospel.
God, I wish I had that one back.
For now, I love my Martin 000-18GE
I had an HD-28 (2005) that I bought new. Sounded great, but I didn't like the neck although I tried to. Sold it. Now I'm looking for an HD-35 - love that neck!
I've owned Bourgeois, Santa Cruz, Guild, and Gibson acoustics - but none of 'em do it for me like the HD-35... although the Santa Cruz Vintage Artist was pretty damn sweet.
I love the HD-35. Of all the models they make right now that is my fav one. Had I not had the chance to get the D-41 for the deal I did I would have gotten the HD-35 for sure.