For Fans of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine
Hey everyone, I would like to perform a simple survey of all that will reply to this. I am very curious what brand and model of guitar is the most popular among the flatpickers here. There are thousands of members here so it will be great information for someone trying to decide on a "friend". So lets have it flatpickers, what do you play?
I will start;
I play a McPherson MG 4.5 with bearclaw sitka spruce top and indian rosewood b&s
In my personal collection:
2010 Collings D1A
2007 Bourgeois Vintage OM
1919 Martin OO-28
20011 Huss & Dalton TD-R
The Martin necks feel right to me.
I play a D-28, a signature model OOOO which is very close to an OM, Martin size 5 tenor and a Martin Tenor Ukulele, a Martin sweat shirt and Martin baseball cap.
I play, among other things and in no particular order: a sweet loud old D18, a plunky '35 Epiphone arch-top, a green telecaster, a Vega tubaphone 5 string, an Italian button accordion, a couple of gourds, and an extremely ratty old Kay bass (that I'd like to sell.)
Love hearing about people's cherished instruments. All unique, like the folks who play them.
I play an HD-28, Collings OM, and my new John Walker Ruby Elite, which is a small jumbo.
Just got a Martin HD-16R-LSH.
Added a bone saddle and bridge pins. Martin Med strings SP4250 (Bluegrass)
Sweetest sounding guitar I've owned.
I've had a SWDGT, 1968 D-18, D-28 & Guild D-40.
Martin HD-28 and Eastman e20D, The eastman does not have the feel and craftsmanship you find in a Martin but for the price it's a good one to teach the kids on.
Harmony Sovereign that was re-braced and re-saddled and re-fretted, bought from Gene Tortora in late 70's (?)
2007 Rockbridge mahogany dreadnought
2011 Martin 000-18 Norman Blake
1928 Lyon & Healy Washburn rosewood 12-fret
and a few others