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 Post subject: Re: Aria LW17?
PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2020 03:19 PM 
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Acoustic guitars are a whole other thing, eh; I used - and still own! - a Samick Greg Bennet OM-CE for acoustic stuff live and through the PA it is epic; full and tonally rich, but unplugged it's a bit ordinary...

My Ovation was simply awful to my ears - quite shrill and brittle, especially after the Maton that it replaced - and I moved it on quite quickly and then used a 12 string Ibanez for ages until I got the Samick.

You know, I test drove about a dozen acoustic guitars before opting for the Samick; Takamine, Martin, a Canadian brand that I can't recall now and a few others and they all sounded pretty much the same amplified; the Martin and the Canadian were just beautiful unplugged but the Martin was wa-a-ay out of my price range and - being a cheap bastid - the Samick won out on price, which if I recall correctly, was about NZ$900 in 1996, with no case.

Should I ever buy another acoustic for live work - very unlikely!! - it would be a Maton, no question, and I would close mike it if I needed to!!

i have 2 Vantage acoustics from the Matt era, one of which went to Don as it was a VA series, and the other is my 'beach guitar'... both sound just fine, though the salty air around Hervey Bay was hell on the strings!!

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 Post subject: Re: Aria LW17?
PostPosted: Mon 27 Jan 2020 03:43 PM 
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... a Canadian brand that I can't recall now and a few others and they all sounded pretty much the same amplified; the Martin and the Canadian were just beautiful unplugged...

Probably made by Godin...Seagull? Simon & Patrick? Art & Lutherie? Norman?
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- the Samick won out on price, which if I recall correctly, was about NZ$900 in 1996, with no case.

Nuthin' wrong with Samick quality.
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...Should I ever buy another acoustic for live work - very unlikely!! - it would be a Maton, no question, and I would close mike it if I needed to!!...

Yeah, but I'd have to be able to play like Tommy Emmanuel though! :roll:
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i have 2 Vantage acoustics from the Matt era, one of which went to Don as it was a VA series, and the other is my 'beach guitar'... both sound just fine...

Yup again, can't go wrong with Vantage neither.

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Yeah, that's it; A & L!! Absolutely gorgeous instrument, too.... it was about NZ$75 more expensive than the Samick....

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Jan 2020 12:00 PM 
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Dang, I'm glad I mentioned this. I saw an interview with a guy from Godin telling about how all their guitars are built.
Now I'm checking out an Art&Lutherie Legacy in bourbon burst.

Tommy Emmanuel I'm not. . .

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.. I'm checking out an Art&Lutherie Legacy in bourbon burst.

Beautiful!

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