Show Off Your Acoustics!

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by RegularJim, Mar 9, 2021.

  1. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

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  2. grizzlewulf

    grizzlewulf Squier-holic

    Dec 11, 2020
    Lucerne, California
  3. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Thanks. I don't know quite what it is. The story is that my great-grandfather brought it over from Germany. Baptiste Rogerius Bon was actually a pretty famous violin maker however I can't find anything out about him making guitars. It's almost like he may have made this on a lark. I'm not sure the value. There is a possibility that the label is fake but even if it is, it's a very old fake. I has been in the hands of my family for at least 150 years. My brother-in-law, a very skilled luthier who makes beautiful musical instruments, restored it so at one point it was in pretty rough condition.
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  4. FS SE

    FS SE Squier Talker

    Mar 9, 2021
    I'd like to get a more playable acoutic-- I have a mid 80's ovation round back classical-- that fret board is so wide/flat/huge its hard to play for me--- really gotta stretch those fingers to play, and I have pretty large hands/long fingers
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  5. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Man, there are so many decent acoustics out there in the used market in the $100-$200 range. Even less if you know what you're looking for and are patient. In my opinion, you can find better deals on acoustics than electrics.
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  6. RegularJim

    RegularJim Squier-holic

    Dec 30, 2017
    Illiconsin, Wisinois
    My guess is that non-guitar players who are selling guitars think that they're worth more if they have wires.
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  7. Jes Woodland

    Jes Woodland Squier-Meister

    Sep 4, 2020
    Nottingham UK
    From top to bottom...
    A 60s Kay K135 that was my dads...this is the one began with.
    A solid Cedar topped, Mahogany bodied Valencia Classical.
    An `Eastcoast` solid spruce, mahogany body and neck Grand Auditorium..Rings like bell!
    and at the bottom one of my own builds. Mahogany and English Oak body and neck from 200 year old reclaimed timber from a Cathedral about 12 miles away, Maple fretyboard with abalone markers, Octave maqndolin body shape but presently tuned as a tenor.
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  8. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
    If we don't include my uke or guitalele, I only have these two

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  9. Year Zero

    Year Zero Squier-Meister

    Oct 27, 2020
  10. gary mitchell

    gary mitchell Squier-holic

    Aug 23, 2019
  11. drewcp

    drewcp Dr. Squier

    Dec 14, 2018
    Saint Paul, MN
  12. gearobsessed

    gearobsessed Squier-holic

    Aug 21, 2013
    new zealand
    First is a stock yamaha fgx720sca, which I've been meaning to replace the nut and saddle to bone. 20200603_174028.jpg
    Second started life as a Walden, and was destroyed by an angry student. It was completely destroyed in pieces... my uncle put a thick 2 piece cedar top on it and a new bracing technique that he wanted to try out. He pieced the back and sides together with glue and magic. He also had to replace the binding. It sounds absolutely amazing now, and he did some personal touches including my initials, inlaid Paua shells, hand turned strap buttons etc.