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Tinwhistler Fingerstyle guitar brands? (25) Fingerstyle guitar brands? 20 Aug 98


Here I go, Mudcatters--picking your brains again. Take it as a sign of my undying respect for you all!

Background: I am an intermediate guitarist, self-taught, playing exclusively fingerstyle or fingerpicking. I have never bought a guitar. The ones I have, just came to me from folks who didn't want them any more. None of them are of any quality. The best I have is an inexpensive Aspen (Japanese import) that an old roommate left to me.

Recently, in an exceptional guitar shop, I played some Taylors, Martins and Santa Cruz Guitar Co guitars. I now see what I have been missing! Playing those made me feel as if my abilities took a two year leap forward.

Question: What do you Mudcatters recommend? I'm saving now for a better quality guitar. I have small hands and short arms so can't handle anything huge. Want something for fingerstyle, possibly with built-in pickup. Not into fancy decorations (well, I am "into" them, I just can't afford them) but want a good clean sound and action. Under $1500.00 if I can do it. Over that and I'll have to save for a looooooonnnnng time.

If you could give me brands and models that you like, as well as price range (if you know it) I will take it all into account. I'm leaning toward Taylor right now.

Thank you! Sue


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