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Old 11-23-2004, 01:33 AM   #1
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ok i thought i should share with the eskimos my absolute joy...


i saved up and finally got the guitar of my dreams (a takamine g series EGS330SC... after playing the guitar nearly daily in the shop i went in one day and just laid the money on the counter and told him to wrap it up[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


as sweet guitars go this is the sweetest... ive never played an accoustic like it


anyways... it cost 650 the first time i saw it but for some odd reason it went up to 699 so i haggled him and told him id been in a good few times playing it so he did it for 650... plus a marshall 30 watt amp and a nice guitar bag all for 750![img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


anyways heres a picture of my little bundle of joy :-





the feel to it is amazing... has a beautiful rough grain feel to it and the cutaway is great for playing up high


also here is the pre-amp which is probably one of the best ive ever used





anyways... i thought paying 750 was a bit much but a guitar really gives more back than you pay...


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Old 11-23-2004, 01:37 AM   #2
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[img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]


I'm crying because it's so beautiful! And it sounds amazing too![img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]


Good bargaining there too, Simon. My guitar guy wouldn't have cut you that nice a deal. [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]


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Old 11-23-2004, 01:38 AM   #3
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Oh and... YAY!! NEW GUITAR!!! [img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


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Old 11-23-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:55 AM   #5
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Hey Simon.......she's a beaut is that cedar top?
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Old 11-23-2004, 11:18 AM   #6
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What do you mean YOUR dream guitar, that's MY favourite guitar!!!! So very very jealous! [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img] Edited by: The Weatherman
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Old 11-23-2004, 03:40 PM   #7
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Cool guitar jeweller, I've got a Takamine too and I find it to be great! Very
comfortable, good sounding and always in tune! [img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:03 PM   #8
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congrats on the new purchase simon.... congrats on the new best friend....
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:05 PM   #9
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That is a beautiful looking guitar. I love the wood- what kind is that? I have a great little Martin 000-15, which is mahagany. I wouldn't change it. But I miss not having a cut away like yours. Top purchase!!!
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:53 PM   #10
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I also bought my dream guitar recently - got in America during the summer. My pride and joy. Need a decent amp for it though !!
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:35 PM   #11
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i bought one a few months ago. love them.


mine is a ean40c


http://www.takamine.com/?fa=detail&a...124&sid=62


cedar top, mahagony back and sides. i love the thing.


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Old 11-23-2004, 09:15 PM   #12
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it's all about the cedar top...
i just bought my dream guitar a few months ago as well...


Yairi WY1

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Old 11-23-2004, 09:18 PM   #13
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Oh, Im jealous! Its really beautiful. I want a new guitar too, but I dont have the money!!


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Do ya let others play on your guitar?? I dont mind if anyone uses mine, but I dont know what I would do if somebody took my "dream". I'd probably give them my other guitar. Anyone else feels like that??
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:50 PM   #14
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hey simon! i'm so glad, your first thread in ages!! wow, it's a pretty guitar (please take that the way i meant it) cool! yeah, i rememeber that thread corey... geez you guys are so cool![img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]i just learned my first song on the guitar.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:05 PM   #15
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Wow, a fine choice there... by everyone for that matter!


This is the little beauty that Mr Christmas and co (and a fair wedge of my own money) will hopefully be getting me this year. The lovely littleTanglewood TW-45 DLX FPP *sigh - in a dreamy way*. It's gonna take a lot of busking to justify the 500 it costs though! [img]smileys/smiley36.gif[/img]


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Old 11-24-2004, 03:49 AM   #16
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Quote:
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congrats on the new purchase simon.... congrats on the new best friend....

Yeah he calls it "she" and "her" lol. They make such a lovely couple


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Oh, Im jealous! Its really beautiful. I want a new guitar too, but I dont have the money!!


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Do ya let others play on your guitar?? I dont mind if anyone uses mine, but I dont know what I would do if somebody took my "dream". I'd probably give them my other guitar. Anyone else feels like that??


I'm kinda funny about this. The only scratch on my old Alvarez is from when a guitarist in my bf's band picked it up once (wearing his jacket) and the zipper scratched the back!But he died in later yearsso now it's kind of a memento from him I guess...


And when I got my first Washburn my ex and his friend and his friend's drunk bimbo came home from the bar one night and sat out in the garage drinking. I woke up and heard them jamming and stumbled out there and the bimbo was playing my guitar!! (Very badly I might add, she didn't know how to play for sh*t) He caught hell that night lemme tell ya...


And since this has turned into a post-a-pic-of-your-guitar thread...





There's mine. Washburn OG20CE (Oscar Schmidt Series) concert size electric-acoustic. Not as high-end and fancy as some of y'alls but it suits me just fine. Edited by: SisterMidnight
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Old 11-24-2004, 04:10 AM   #17
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it's all about the cedar top...
i just bought my dream guitar a few months ago as well...


Yairi WY1

http://www.eskimofriends.com/forum/f....asp?TID=5073& amp; amp; amp;KW=wy1


ooooohh!! those are really nice! a friend of mine hasa Yairiwith walnut back and sides. has a great earthy woody tone to it, and very warm low end. very nice! congrats Corey!Edited by: cneill
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:08 AM   #18
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Wow!


There's alot of beauty on this page!!!
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:10 AM   #19
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All these Eskimos with such beautiful guitars! We should have a jam session around the arctic campfire some night! [img]smileys/smiley16.gif[/img][img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]


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anyways heres a picture of my little bundle of joy :-





Aww he sounds like a daddy with a newborn babe! [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]


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the feel to it is amazing... has a beautiful rough grain feel to it and the cutaway is great for playing up high


Ohh I didn't know it had that kind of finish. I like that, it looks and feels so natural versus the high gloss finishes you usually see...


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anyways... i thought paying 750 was a bit much but a guitar really gives more back than you pay...


Yeah it's priceless actually, no matter what the price range if you can find one that suits you... like Damien's Lowden. Didn't he describe it as having a love affair with it? And he found it second hand all beat up in a shop but it was meant for him. There's nothing like findingthe guitar for you, the one that just fits perfectly.And it's something that will last a lifetime and bring so much beauty andso many good memories for years to come. How can you put a price on that? So happy for you Simon![img]smileys/smiley32.gif[/img][img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


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Old 11-24-2004, 07:26 AM   #20
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I've got a Dean, it's not the best, it's not the worst, it's ok, but I got it signed by The Silence (i'll be mentioning them alot now that they got a singer again) and by a female guitarist named Heather from a local group.


And if you want a great acoustic (not acoustic electric) get a Taylor, good ones are expensive, but worth it.
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:34 AM   #21
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Yeah Taylors are good. Knew a guy named his dog that cos he loved the guitars so much. [img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]Miss Pink likes baby Taylors. [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]I could never afford a Martin or anything but Washburn and Alvarez are good mid-range acoustics, too.
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:11 PM   #22
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this has been my dream guitar forever got it for christmas last year and it is my pride and joy ill love it more than anything for the rest of my life ... except my family or unless i get damiens 1985 lowden 035
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Old 11-24-2004, 07:19 PM   #23
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Jeweller that's the same model as my Takemine
and I love it too!! [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]
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this has been my dream guitar forever got it for christmas last year and it is my pride and joy ill love it more than anything for the rest of my life ... except my family or unless i get damiens 1985 lowden 035





I almost was able to buy that one, she's a beaut'
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Old 11-26-2004, 02:29 AM   #25
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hey simon! i'm so glad, your first thread in ages!! wow, it's a pretty guitar (please take that the way i meant it) cool! yeah, i rememeber that thread corey... geez you guys are so cool![img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]i just learned my first song on the guitar.

Hey I missed this the first time around. What song did you learn JJ? Dylan? Blowin' In The Wind? [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img](just guessing[img]smileys/smiley2.gif[/img]) What kindof guitar do you have?
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Old 11-26-2004, 03:58 AM   #26
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id be very sceptical about lending my guitar out... a few mates asked to borrow for jams and playing onstage but so far ive said no.. i want to have the guitar and make her mine before i let anyone else get their hands on her[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


ive got a great guitar and a great amp... now all i need is a great effect pedal[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]


i dont know if ill spend too much on it... was thinking of a boss pedal but im not sure what has got the options id want on it and how many actual decent effects as some are rubbish


any suggestions?
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Old 11-26-2004, 07:27 PM   #27
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I'm getting the Boss RC20 soon enough....if you're looking for a loop pedal. I need a decent amp though.
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Old 11-27-2004, 04:37 AM   #28
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i was thinking of a line 6 pedal but the only problem is you cant use your foot to change effect.. has to be manual[img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:47 AM   #29
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SIMON!! Your inbox!! (god, how popular are you??)
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to be honest, you really cant beat an old MArtin! nothing rings like a martin. guitars sound so much better mic ed up instead of using a pre amp anyway. x
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