The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15038   Message #135169
Posted By: catspaw49
12-Nov-99 - 03:20 PM
Thread Name: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Subject: RE: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Good question Fort......Its probably better answered by Rick or another of the great pickers we have around here. I'm an average picker at best but it satisfies me and I guess that's the important thing. In the final analysis, I'm like everybody else. I like the look and feel AND the glamour of certain names, but I also learned the hard way that the name ain't the thing. I just unloaded the world's worst D-28 to another poor slob who saw "Martin D-28" and was an instant buyer! But since you asked............

If I had the bucks.........Collings are simply wonderful instruments. Beautiful in all respects. For a number of reasons, I also like Larrivee and his are less expensive. I like the LS body in Rosewood, and if I ever can afford to shell out the bucks, I'll have one. In Martin, I like the 0000 body better than the dreadnought although they are quite similar...better balance. Have you played a Bourgeois? Dana Bourgeois KNOWS wood and lutherie. His guitars are very distinctive sounding and if you like that sound, well.......of course there are a couple of Taylor's that I could get wired to. BTW, I think that Taylor is building the best of the "Road Ax" series of anyone into that market.

Hell, I dunno.....Send me some of all of the above...and a few others too!