Just got back from a hospice visit in Dubuque Iowa and had to stop in at Uncle Ikes Music for a look see and a little drooling session at his new store. I made the mistake of picking up the Taylor 616 CE Maple. It may be the best sounding guitar I have ever played. The sound was full range beyond anything I have ever heard. But $3000 and did I mention I am married. So I don't see it in my feature.
Wives? -- I don't understand (how a guitar can be so expensive!)! I don't have to worry about justifying it to a wife, but even if I could afford it, I couldn't justify it to myself! I'll just stick to my 1975 U.S.A.-made Harmony, thank you very much.
That's why I play a Yamaha $800 and a USA Ovation Elite $480. BUT if you keep a guitar for 20 years+ the cost of ownership per year is quite low. My wife didn't buy that either. I would have a real problem letting go of $3,000 too.
It's not the money so much, I don't think my *playing* would ever justify me spending $3000 US on a guitar.... heck I don't think my ears are that finely attuned to notice the difference so much $1250 US has so far been my highest.
3 things on my want to try list, a nice Maton acoustic, a big hollow body archtop like a Casino, and maybe a 12 string. Otherwise I'm very happy with my present stable, just lil tweaks.
"I was told when I started to play that simple music is the hardest music in the world to play. And blues is simple music."
- Albert Collins
Post by lessonsthatrock on Jan 17, 2012 13:01:42 GMT -5
If it's quality and it's within my budget, it always goes home with me. That's what I love about my girlfriend. She gives me a lot of license for that sort of stuff. No need to hide, or make my point. If she sees that I believe in it, she'll back me all the way.