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Anonny Mouse A Surfeit of Martins? (89* d) RE: A Surfeit of Martins? 26 Feb 06

Geez-by the time I posted there were 3 more-I hope it was pretty obvious I was talkin' about Richard Bridge's post. And yeah, Don I have heard of some of the guitars you mention--but I really don't know much about Classical gits. And sometime someone will have to 'splain to me the difference between a Flamenco guitar and a Classical guitar.

Now I don't think the level of guitars were talkin about here quite droops to Carlo Robelli or Stella/Silvertones (and I DID own one of them with a screwed on white plastic pickguard-but hey-it was my first guitar-I'd never confuse it with a decent instrument).

Now as to those Blueridges---some dude swapped a D28 for a Blueridge Indian rosewood/spruce straight up. So he obviously heard something he liked a lot with 'em. Frankly I wouldnt do that--or for a Taylor either! Been to the BR Forum and first off they only offer a 1 year warranty-and seems most of their business is done through internet "stores"-also they've had a number of the returned with cracked tops I read about-won't find THAT happening on a Martin or Taylor or whatever...and if it did, you'd have a lifetime warranty if YOU bought the guitar. And you wouldn't need to send it to CHINA to get a fix! Lastly I was really surprised by how nice the Larrivees were-played one of their D60's and it is a worthy entry into the dread bluegrass market. Forgot to mention Collings too. Lotsa choices, like I said, and if YOU like it then that's the main thing. I'd never invest in a guitar based only on the name--gotta play it because they all vary and no two of even the same model are ever identical.

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