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Ragtop
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Aug 31st, 2016 09:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Never had a all mahogany slothead guitar, but have been looking for a while now.

Thought I'd throw it out there- if you've got one and are thinking of letting it go, let me know.

Email in Profile, thanks.


ALSO- if you've got one to recommend, I'd like to hear about it.

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Sep 1st, 2016 09:46 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You may have seen my thread about the Taylor 612ce I purchased and returned due to my distain for the ES2 electronics.

I ended up with a Taylor GC6e used from Guitar center. I'd always wanted a slot head guitar so it was a good fit. Although not a mahogany instrument it is very warm and woody as I have found most slot heads to be. Spruce top and figured maple back and sides. It's a 2007 model, now discontinued. It had a street price of $2.700 plus $300 for e-tronics and another $400 for a sunburst finish. A $3.4K guitar that I paid $1,200 for used 9 years later. I just love this thing. Deals are out there.

Take a look at the Taylor GC non-current models you might find something you like. The GC8 is quite cool too.



Te 52

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Sep 1st, 2016 10:27 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

How about...

this?

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Sep 1st, 2016 01:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I have one of those 000-15S. Nice guitar, I like the wider string spacing.

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Te52, that's close, but I like a gloss finish. Yes, I've gotten too damn picky in my old age. I know that those are good guitars, though.

H101, I've had 2 really nice Taylors, a 710 and a 514C, but never fell in love with either. Am a bit leery of buying another. Don't know of the GC6e, though, will look into it.

I've never had a Larrivee, and would like to try one. But I don't like bound necks, and it seems all the Larrivees have one. Am I right about that?

Ragtop
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Sep 2nd, 2016 08:18 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

If I can get past the need for a gloss finish, this one might do nicely. Inexpensive, too, if you can find one.

It's a Sigma 000M-15S. I hear good things about these Made-In-China Sigmas.

Sigma

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Sep 2nd, 2016 09:15 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can always add shine to it. Mahogany is such a stable wood it needs no sealer. Which can get in the way of it's warm tone. Guitar finishes can have an affect on the tone, particularly when it's a heavy finish. When you do this to mahogany you have to fill the grain for that glassy smooth finish. Just something you may want to think about.

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Sep 2nd, 2016 09:28 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

hush, I've read about that process, and have seen photos; been a long time, though. The results were pretty amazing, as I recall.

Seems like any paste wax for wood will work, and the example I saw used Johnson & Johnson floor wax.

Do you call that a "French Polish", maybe?

Te 52

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Sep 2nd, 2016 09:50 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"...It's a Sigma 000M-15S. I hear good things about these Made-In-China Sigmas..."

Several of them on...

...ebay

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Sep 2nd, 2016 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

French polish is a cut shellac base.

Ragtop
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Sep 2nd, 2016 12:04 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Do you think the floor wax would work? Not that I'd do it to a Martin, but maybe I'd try on a used Sigma.



And thanks, Te, I am now watching one of those.

(This message was last edited by Ragtop at 07:52 AM, Sep 3rd, 2016)

Ragtop
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Sep 5th, 2016 03:38 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've got a line on a used Eastman that has everything I'm looking for.

I don't know much about Eastman. Any opinions?

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Sep 5th, 2016 06:30 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I don't know about the floor wax, my guess would be it's tough, people walk on it and I imagine it would contain a lot of solids to even out the wear and tear of a used floor, particularly if it's formulated for solid wood floors. I'ld still want to talk to someone who has used it successfully.

Ragtop
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Sep 5th, 2016 08:58 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Good points all, hushnel.

I've got the Eastman on 2-day layaway while I consider it. It's got a gloss finish and everything else I look for.

A volute, even! Never played a guitar with a volute that I didn't like. With a volute you get a little more "chunky" to the neck.

Ragtop
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Sep 8th, 2016 03:01 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Hey, H101, I played a Taylor 324- actually, 2 of them- today, and was very impressed!

Not a slothead, and not a gloss finish, but very nice guitars. One was reduced to $1100 at GC; it was new, but had a 2011 serial number.

Still, too much money, don't want to spend that much.


I also got to play the Breedlove Revival Masterclass 12-fret that was Breedlove's display model at NAMM a few years ago. HOLY CRAP! What a gorgeous guitar! Cocobolo (with heartwood) b/s, stunning top, all for only $6500 when new.

I could have had it for the low, low, slightly used price of $3k today! Worth every penny, too.

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