Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Acoustic Guitars

I've been playing the guitar for years now. My first guitar was a gift to me for my 10th birthday, it was a Harmony folk guitar. I learned some simple melodies and held onto that guitar for years, despite the fact I skipped most of my teens playing the guitar. When I was about 17 or 18 years old, I purchased an old Ibanez and then a brand new Washburn electric guitar. Along with the small gorilla amplifier, I was in business.

For the next few years I continued to play electric guitar as my primary instrument. My wife had a Takamine acoustic which I inherited, but the action was terrible on it. So we bought an acoustic guitar for myself. The Larrivee D-03. This is a beautiful instrument. Since picking up the Larrivee a few years ago, I have shifted from being a mostly electric player, to an acoustic player. I now have my heart and mind set on this certain Breedlove which I had the pleasure to test out a few months ago.

Anyway, the acoustic guitar is an important part of my life. What kind of acoustic guitars do you own and what are your dream guitars?

2 comments:

guitarsmokey123 said...

acoustics are the real deal. it gives you better chops. i can remember my first acoustic was an ovation applause. i loved the rich tone and the bowl left the notes ringing forever. i now have a fender single cutaway acoustic and a everyday pick up ROGUE acoustic which is dirt cheap, but for tone and sound is amazing. then going to the gibson sg is like butter. im trying to buy a gibson country western so i have to save up.

Guitar Man said...

Hi Guitarsmokey,

My only wish for my current piece is that I wish it had a cutaway. My fingers are rather large, so the stretch to the frets by the sound hole is painful. Most songs I play don't go up there, but I'm a believer that if it is available, use it.