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    Looking at getting a new Acoustic guitar. Have a PRS right now and a brand new Ovation Elite Koa acoustic. Been looking at all Martin all Mahogany guitars, Larrivee guitars, and Eastman. Anybody have any recommendations in the 1500.00 range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    Looking at getting a new Acoustic guitar. Have a PRS right now and a brand new Ovation Elite Koa acoustic. Been looking at all Martin all Mahogany guitars, Larrivee guitars, and Eastman. Anybody have any recommendations in the 1500.00 range.
    tough to beat a martin. even their lower end sub 1000$ guitar are really good. bought one for 700$ as a gift for someone and took it back because it recorded better than my 4500$ taylor.

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    Taylor's are nice acoustics as well. Like Martin their lower end models are really nice. Right around the price you're thinking of. Give them a try too.
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    I've been shopping around for a good acoustic for a while now and I've narrowed it down to Martin or Larrivee, my heart leaning towards the former, my wallet to the latter.

    I want a good all-purpose guitar. I already have a good jumbo strummer and nice parlour for fingerstyle, so I want something that'll do both. In that Martin range, that means their straightforward dreadnoughts. I personally hear a big difference between the lower-priced guitars with laminate constructions and the start of the solid wood models. For me, the D-18 is the best tone/value balance, but I'm struggling to justify the cost for a guitar that won't get played every day.

    In the Larrivee range, the L models are calling to me. Their body shape is a hybrid of dreadnought and classical shapes, and it really performs well for both fingerstyle and flatpicking. It doesn't have the boom of a dread, but its sweetness more than compensates. And the L-2 model is very, very well priced for an all-solid construction - like half the Martin D-18.

    As far as Taylors go, they've never done it for me. They have a compressed, shimmery sound that I imagine would record very well. In fact, their tone reminds me of a processed studio recording of an acoustic. That obviously appeals to many players, but I prefer the woodiness of Martins and Larrivees.

    Also worth trying are Seagull guitars, and the new Sigma acoustics are tremendous value for money.
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    Thanks, yeah been looking at the 000 15SM from Martin, and some of the L series from Larrivee as well. Taylor is nice but to me to get all solid wood is kind of pricey. Not a dreadnought fan at all, I like smaller body guitars.

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    I'm in thr market for one as well..some people on here like Breedlove but they are pricey. Martins are great..but since I have never had a high end guitar I have to say I play/played a lot of acoustic Deans and they are really great..I have an Exotica and it gives a great rich full sound...
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    I have a Martin HD28 and it's fantastic. I get a lot of compliments on how nice it sounds. I picked it up used a few years back for around $1,500.
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    That's a dreadnought correct? Don't like em, but I am sure it's sounds nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    That's a dreadnought correct? Don't like em, but I am sure it's sounds nice
    Yes, it's a dreadnought. Has a real low bottom end, freakin sweet.
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    I picked up my Breedlove C25/SSe for $1299 new on fleabay... I love it, great balanced tone and sustain for days...

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is nice

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    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm that is nice
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    Not bad only 1 type of OM size guitar though. Have anyone looked at Eastman at all?

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    As much as you buy then turn around and sell (at a loss) equipment, you should really play the instrument before purchasing.

    I know it's easier to buy online, but you'll be happier in the end if you try before you buy.

    I'd bring all your acoustics with you so you can compare their strong points to the new guitar. Even if they're different body styles, there's certain things you like about them. See what the new guitar(s) you're trying sound like compared to the others. Have someone play your guitars and the new one(s) you're trying and sit back and listen to them.

    In your search, look at Blueridge as well. From a construction standpoint they're well made and are less of an investment than the Martin's. Also look at mid 60's/70's Gibson LG series guitars. These are smaller bodied guitars that are very smooth and mellow, but affordable.

    Regardless, I'd try everything in your price range that you can get your hands on. Otherwise, we'll see it back on the for sale page in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by At0micPunk View Post
    Taylor's are nice acoustics as well. Like Martin their lower end models are really nice. Right around the price you're thinking of. Give them a try too.
    times 1000! I've always found acoustics to be really inconsistant and without fail two of the same model will sound completely different. Try before you buy-
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