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Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 06:24 AM        

Now, it's between the Yamaha AC3R and the Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa. <br /> That's blowing the budget!



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Jul 25th, 2017 07:01 AM        

Have you been on *reverb-dot-com* to check out what's available used? The used guitar market is a buyer's market right now... you can usually offer up to 25-40% off the asking price and chances are it will be accepted - especially if the instrument has been up for sale for several weeks or longer. <br /> <br /> Many asking prices seem high to me - they seem like they are expecting you to make an offer, so they've slightly inflated their asking price.



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 07:53 AM        

Mikey, I've been all over the place. I know what you mean about Reverb. I have a guitar for sale there now.



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Jul 25th, 2017 10:52 AM        

I play a Takamine ES341-SC. I've had it a long time and it is a great playing and sounding guitar. I little pricey brand new but I bought mine used, of course.



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Jul 25th, 2017 01:28 PM        

I just looked at the Breedlove Pursuit Concert Koa, Nice looking guitar. MF has a mint open box for $835.<br /> <br /> Others: Solo Dread & Solo Concert about $600<br /> Pursuit Concert Ebony $520<br /> Pursuit Dread Mahogany $351 & $400<br /> <br /> I used the FDP MF link above.<br /> <br /> Even though I have two Taylor concert sized acoustic/electrics I still want a Breedlove Concert 6 of some variety to complement my Pursuit Concert 12.<br />



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 01:29 PM        

B, yes, those are really above my budget.<br /> <br /> After more research I'm also liking the Seagull Artist Mosaic CW Folk. Really sounds good, little thinner body, used in new condition.<br /> <br /> Thanks Hammond! I think. GAS GAS GAS



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Jul 25th, 2017 03:43 PM        

I think several of those guitars would fill your need very well. You may like the concert body better than a dread for lead work. My favorite lead true acoustic is my Taylor 814ce Grand Auditorium. It sustains better than my concert body guitars that seem to excel at finger style.<br /> <br /> I like the/my Seagulls, they however seem a bit stiff for lead work.



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 04:09 PM        

"A bit stiff for lead work." <br /> <br /> That's nice to know, I don't need stiff...but they sure sound good!<br /> <br /> The website says " a very warm sounding guitar, well suited to softer musical styles"<br /> <br /> I'm not a softer kinda guy...rather heavy handed.<br /> <br /> Keep in mind, this won't be an everyday player, I don't think. I do know it won't be needed very much at church. I'm the electric guy, and single coils at that. I like filling that need.<br /> <br /> I do want an A/E that I can play lead on. <br /> <br /> This is hard! I love that koa Breedlove but that's a lotta dough for what I actually need. And yet, I want a good looking, good playing, great sounding guitar (doesn't everyone?)<br /> <br /> Thanks for all of the suggestions. How can we narrow this down?



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Jul 25th, 2017 05:09 PM        

A short scale will be a little easier on the fingers as a rule. That Breedlove has a 1.69" wide neck at the nut, same as an SG Standard or the new Ibanez JSM10 John Schofield I just bought so it would likely "feel right" for you that way. (Like an electric). Acoustic necks are typically a little fatter though. Even my Taylor T5z which is about as electric as they get is just a little bit chunkier in that department. Killer player though (amplified).



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 05:15 PM        

Thanks Jim, now I'm leaning that way again.



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Jul 25th, 2017 05:20 PM        

One, but maybe not final comment here depending. I think Koa is a wonderful looking wood. The look sells guitars. IMO it doesn't sound all that great compared to Spruce or Cedar. The latter have a mellow tone to my ears that when electrified can just sing. The Koa is more subdued and doesn't have the volume and more importantly sustain.<br /> <br /> It could be just me but I've played a lot of Koa acoustic but have none in my stable of 7 acoustics.<br /> <br /> I think you would be the most happy and have the better bang for you buck factor with a Breedlove Concert or Dread with a cedar top. The spruce guitars are also good and probably better if not plugged in. <br /> <br /> A little off topic here: One of my favorite guitars that I no longer own was a Taylor GS5 (now the 516) No cutaway but what a huge powerful sound that I attribute to the cedar top. I played GS series guitars with the Spruce and wasn't disappointed in them, just happier with the balance of cedar. Times got tough in '09 and it had to go.



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 05:59 PM        

Thanks Hammond! This is a hard decision, not having much acoustic experience. I have just about decided on the two Breedlove Concerts you mentioned. <br /> <br /> The Koa is so nice but too nice for me, if you know what I mean. If I'm worried about spending $1000, I don't need to buy that one.<br /> <br /> And your reviews help a lot. Taylors are great, but again, out of the $ range for me. I love the T5z model!<br /> <br /> So, onward and upward. I think I'm almost ready to buy. I think. Not in a hurry.



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Jul 25th, 2017 06:10 PM        

Ryder, have you played a Taylor GS mini? Your budget would allow for a K&K pick up. Great sound, easy to play IMHO.



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 06:11 PM        

I like the spruce and ebony combo on the Pursuit Concert Breedlove. I think I might be too hard on a Cedar top.<br /> <br /> Sure are in a good price range.<br /> <br /> How about the Pursuit Concert MH CES? It's got a mahogany top that looks great. I like spruce but wish it was darker. Just aesthetic to me. <br /> <br /> How doe mahogany sound compared to Spruce? Or, a sunburst type finish?



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Jul 25th, 2017 07:13 PM        

I've had the Breedlove mh ces for a few hours now so this just my initial impression. The mahogany does look nice, it's a satin finish but done well. No sharp fret ends, the nut is cut well. The action is higher than I like it but it came with an extra saddle and a couple of shims so you can adjust the action fairly easily. I'd say the neck is a little too chunky for lead but it's not too wide so if you like chunky necks it might be perfect. Overall it was worth 400(SDOTD) but I think I prefer my Epiphone master built for lead stuff, in that price range. <br /> If you have any specific questions feel free to ask. I'll be able to plug it in Thursday, so I'll see how it works in a band setting.



Ryder

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Jul 25th, 2017 07:36 PM        

Spacedawg, I like those but need a cutaway.<br /> <br /> M Tracy,, thanks for your report, not a fan of chunky. Do the concerts all have the same neck? I'll have to look that one up.



Ryder

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Jul 26th, 2017 05:43 AM        

Darn, accidentally found a great deal on a seagull artist mosaic folk.<br /> <br /> Looking at the Breedlove solo and stage concerts now. <br /> Hammond? Do you know about either?<br /> <br /> Website doesnt mention the neck shape that I could find, on the concerts.



Ryder

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Jul 26th, 2017 06:44 AM        

Oh my, I did it!<br /> Found a great deal on a Breedlove stage concert. Spruce top, rosewood sides and back. Couldn't believe my offer was accepted. Like new!<br /> Thank you everyone and you, Hammond!<br /> <br /> I'll report back when I get it.



Ayns



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Jul 26th, 2017 06:59 AM        

Nice one.



Ryder

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Jul 26th, 2017 01:09 PM        

Thanks Ayns...arriving Monday or Tuesday next week.



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