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My favourite gutar company isn't what you might think. It's not Taylor, Gibson or Martin. It's Simon and Patrick. First of all there Canadian :smilie_flagge17:. I've got an 02' pro flame maple. It's very easy to play and sounds increadible for any amount of money. It was cheep too.

What's your favourite acoustic guitar company and why?
 

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Still Martin..I love the Larrivees, Taylors, Gibsons but there's something about Martins I keep coming back to. I'm on my third, and currently own two, an OM18V and I have a herringbone D28, both sound just like a good guitar should to my ear.
 

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Tough call 'tween Goodall, Collings, Bourgeois and Santa Cruz, of the small shop companies.

Of the companies building in the multiple of thousands of instruments per year I prefer the tonal quality of Larrivee but I admire and marvel at the engineering in Taylor.

And of the solo builders, in Canada, it's Ted Thompson: see the header Being this IS the Canadian Guitar forum...
 

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It is a tough call. So many good ones, and yet sometimes they produce lemons too. I know though that my Seagull has become my most played acoustic.
 

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Fave Box Company

Anything will do; no favorites I can think of right now. only 4 more posts to go>>>
I like individual specific models from Martin--om42, Larrivee-- SD60, , Fender --Strat (who doesnt?)
although I have owned them in the past I for some reason do not like the sound of Acoustic Gibsons
nor do I like the way they "feel". Electrics though They can be great!
 
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Godin, especially Seagull...

I'll take their tone over any 2 or 3 Taylors, Martins or whatever else you got... especially for the price.
 

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I'll give another vote for Seagull. Best bang for the buck IMHO.:smilie_flagge17:
 

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I mean "favourite". When it come down to it you can really only have one. This includes all acoustic guitars wether their vintage, custom ordered, one you made for yourself or any old $200 guitar from a music store.
 

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Gotta pull the Canadian card and say Larrivèe on this one. Best bet for sound, quality, and price. But, if money was no issue, I'd probably take Martin.
 

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My guitar to end all guitars is a Marc Beneteau (www.beneteauguitars.com) from 1995. Rosewood/spruce/ebony, noncutaway, Schatten Design pickup (installed aftermarket), Gotoh 510 machines (originals were Schallers), modest custom inlays. Sounds great, plays great, looks great other than the honest wear and tear of years of hard play. I have other guitars but it's the one I return to the most.

And yes, it's Canadian.

Peace, Mooh.
 

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My favourite gutar company isn't what you might think. It's not Taylor, Gibson or Martin. It's Simon and Patrick. First of all there Canadian .
I mean "favourite". When it come down to it you can really only have one. This includes all acoustic guitars wether their vintage, custom ordered, one you made for yourself or any old $200 guitar from a music store
OK, I thought you meant "factory" when you said "company".

In that case: solo builder Mark Blanchard in Eureka, Montana. His use of Chladni pattern voicing...



In addition to the traditional techniques of flexing the wood and listening to tap tones, I employ Chladni style acoustic evaluation. This techniques involves using a variable frequency sound wave to identify the resonances of a guitar top, back or assembled body. This information, combined with years of Chladni data collection, allows me to better control the acoustic properties of a given instrument.
...creates a tone that is powerful, clear, balanced, dense, ringing, ringing, ringing. It is my very favorite sound and guitar.

 

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OK, I thought you meant "factory" when you said "company".

In that case: solo builder Mark Blanchard in Eureka, Montana. His use of Chladni pattern voicing...





...creates a tone that is powerful, clear, balanced, dense, ringing, ringing, ringing. It is my very favorite sound and guitar.

Holy crap those woods look nice... If they sound half as good as they look, they must be one hell of a guitar for sure.
 

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Holy crap those woods look nice... If they sound half as good as they look, they must be one hell of a guitar for sure.[/QUOTE]

They do look good, don't they!!!, and if you like power, projection, clarity, balance, ring, well, that's what you get.

I admire and enjoy many, many builders for each of their unique voices, and that is what makes this such a great time to be a player, but THE voice that connects to me, to the way I play, the way I hear, it's Blanchard.

And look at that beautiful contour cutaway, creating both more access and such a graceful aesthetic.

 
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