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JazzMaverick  
7 Sep 2008 16:41 | Quote
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:O DUDE, seriously that guitar looks AMAZING. Holy crap. I would calm down but wow, that guitar looks so beautiful.

I hope I win the lottery one day :D
jcb3000  
7 Sep 2008 16:42 | Quote
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lol i know that was my first thought when i saw it, its like the unicorn of the guitar world :P and at only 1500 its bloody good for what its worth :P...some day i will own 1.
keniemn  
7 Sep 2008 18:00 | Quote
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that is me i just look wicked young

amazing what a good cammera can do
Notim  
7 Sep 2008 18:23 | Quote
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Jazz that Harp looks fun as hell!~ wonder what that costs? That would keep me busy for awhile.
Notim  
7 Sep 2008 18:25 | Quote
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I would have to grow another arm tho....but thats cool.
keniemn  
7 Sep 2008 18:33 | Quote
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dude if you had three arms you could make that vid afro mentioned
Notim  
7 Sep 2008 18:35 | Quote
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LMAO....so now on my list to do is grow another arm......lol
SillyLittleBoy  
8 Sep 2008 09:04 | Quote
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While those are VERY pretty guitars, I would be more interested in their material composition. I haven't heard anyone mention that about any of their acoustics.

When it comes to acoustic guitars it's all about the wood OR so I've always heard, read, or seen. The best sounding and most expensive acoustics have a "solid spruce" top (soundboard). Even better is the "Sitka Spruce" and better yet is the "A" quality of Sitka, whether a single A to a AAA (best).

My vintage Ovation Ltd Ed. Legend Series guitar has a solid sitka spruce AAA top, but might not be quite as "pretty" as those beautiful babies you pictured.

What are the specs on them?

JP
telecrater  
8 Sep 2008 10:23 | Quote
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good point Sillylittleboy

So few years back I was looking for a new acoustic guitar. I believe in recycling so I always buy used (that and the price is good) So there was a guitar show in town so i went to it. I brought along a guitar and a banjo to try and trade.

I had certain attributes of this new guitar.

it had to have a solid top, needed rosewood back and sides and needed to sound good.

I found this guy who bought bluegrass guitars would fix them up and sell them. He had this sigma and it's the guitar i have today. I have not played anything or herd anything that compares to it. My musican friends, brother also say so. I would love to get my hands on a 2nd one and give to my brother.

I don't think all this AA or AAA wood specs mean much, the boom line is tone, volume and playability. It's just a way for the manufacturers to charge you more.

I would rather have a well built guitar make of lower grade materials than a crappy made one out of the best woods on earth.

Craftsman ship it the most important part of the guitar in my eyes. If the braces or the bridge are not installed right, or off then it dramatically impacts how the guitar plays.

if your going to drop a couple grand on a guitar look the woods, look and the craftsmanship, check out the details. I wold not drop that kinda of money on anything except for perfection.

Ovations are nice but the round back makes it hard to play when you set. My brother had one that exploded when the strings were changed. The top was cracking it was pretty sad.

I'll stop rambling now
SillyLittleBoy  
8 Sep 2008 16:01 | Quote
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Very true, Telecrater. I bought my Ovation at a pawn shop for $260 and it originally retailed for $800, when it was new. It is still in good shape, but does have some old and simple electronics (tone and volume only).

I've been hooked on the round-backed Ovations. I just like the feel of them. Works great for my purposes, which is just sitting back and strumming or picking away. Actually I'm more of a hand strummer and finger-style player.

If I was going to drop a couple of grand on an acoustic, I'd probably have to go with a Martin, since they're the Rolls Royce of acoustic guitars.

The most expensive guitars in the world are mostly pre-WWII Martin Acoustics. Some of them go for well over $250,000 at auctions. Guess you've got to be an Eric Clapton or a Paul McCartney to afford one of those, which they both have and do.

JP
GRX40  
8 Sep 2008 16:15 | Quote
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Mine has a Solid Sitka top but laminate Rosewood back and sides. Pretty much the normal specs for guitars around $300.

Don't Ovations have those plastic/synthetic backs? How do those sound?
JazzMaverick  
9 Sep 2008 14:08 | Quote
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I think it's be pretty awesome to grow a third arm. That's be one of the coolest things to gain before you die. :P

The Harp Guitars cost around 3000 and up really. There's also no frets for the harp (top) part. You don't push down on the strings, basically whatever tuning those strings are in, are the only notes it'll play. (apart from the normal part of the guitar) See Andy McKee's videos for an idea of that.

I go for tone of the guitar, and of course make sure it's good quality, but I'm not too fussed about getting certain brands for the top of my guitars. As long as they play that beautiful tone I like, I don't really mind.
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