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  • Why the hell do I look??? (Breedlove Content)

    I am **************** broke, friends and neighbors. I'm lucky in that I am nicely housed, too well fed, still have my wife and cats and one great guitar. So we're not talking rock-bottom broke. Just your basic nasty setback, hard-slap wakeup call, temporary **************** broke that you pray is truly temporary.

    Yet my stupid fingers still don't know any better than to browse guitars online. GAS, peepul. I done got myself some GAS. What a stupid thing. It's a desire for largely unnecessary **************** that most of us create, I believe, out of thin air. Lunacy. But even knowing this, I get sucked in.

    Anyway, enough of the philosophical ****************. Ran across this, and now I'd love to have one. It's purty, and there's a sound demo if you scroll down. Also available in small body flavors:

    http://breedlovemusic.com/guitars/oregon-series/d-smye

    Who knows? Maybe by the time my crisis has ebbed to the point where I can safely waste money again, these things will actually be on the street. In the last few years, Breedlove seems to have introduced and then ditched several very exciting lower-pricepoint series. This has happened frequently enough that I pretty easily get some of their series confused with others and am not sure what's still around, what's not. So I hope this Oregon Series survives, because it looks awesome. Kind of wish the b/s were gloss, only because the wood is so damn purty it seems a shame not to pop it, visually. But WTF. I'm infatuated. 

     

     

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    Sorry to hear of your financial burdens, knock. I know how you feel. Are you still tinkering with the wood though? As for the Breedlove, I guess it's good that I gave up even looking so that ignorance is bliss. They never really did anything for me.
    Cornelius Clodhopper

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    • knockwood
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      Wood tinkering has ground to a halt, for the time being. I'm not yet in a setting that permits the setup of a proper workshop, so all my tools, wood, workbench, etc. are in storage. Guitar #3, which was very nearly completed before the move, is also in storage. I really wanted to get that one done pre-move, but in the end I stopped because I didn't want to rush it. I wonder if it's possible to leave off a French polish and then just start it up again a few months later. Guess I'll find out...

      I've always liked Breedloves, but couldn't afford their upper-echelon guitars and didn't find anything in particular about their Atlas gits to draw me away from other stuff. Except the necks. Tried an Atlas once and it had one of the most awesome, comfortable necks I've ever tried. Somewhat of a chunky "C." But in the last few years they've turned out some very interesting stuff in an apparent quest to offer some instruments in the low-medium price point. Not an easy market at all, I should think. The Oregon series caught my eye. 

      How is your building coming along?


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    Sorry to hear that, knock. Your moved outside of Philly, didn't your? Those were my stomping grounds about 20 years ago. As for thel building, could you do it in a kitchen? I'm no expert on French.polish.so I couldn't tell you, but per reputation it should be pretty forgiving.

    My build is trudging along but is really close. Freeman lent me his saddle slot jig and I've been practicing on scrap when I can but the RH really plumetted this week so I don't want to risk anything just yet so I've been painting or tending to sick kids. I also need to taper, inlay and Epoxy my fretboard then it's on to fretting. I think I'm going FP it too. The second build is on hold until then.
    Cornelius Clodhopper

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    • Hudman
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      I feel your pain.

      It seems like Breedlove is closing out several models. They had a bunch marked way down 2 weeks ago. I wanted to pull the trigger on one of them but I moved my mom in with us a few weeks ago. We need to start looking for a bigger place. That means no money for guitars.

       


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    knockwood wrote:

    I am **************** broke, friends and neighbors. I'm lucky in that I am nicely housed, too well fed, still have my wife and cats and one great guitar. So we're not talking rock-bottom broke. Just your basic nasty setback, hard-slap wakeup call, temporary **************** broke that you pray is truly temporary.

     

     


    Knock, when you say "one great guitar", are you saying ONLY one guitar? You didn't let your D-15 go, didja? I'm almost positive you wouldn't have sold your Gibson.

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    • knockwood
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      Opa John wrote:

      knockwood wrote:

      I am **************** broke, friends and neighbors. I'm lucky in that I am nicely housed, too well fed, still have my wife and cats and one great guitar. So we're not talking rock-bottom broke. Just your basic nasty setback, hard-slap wakeup call, temporary **************** broke that you pray is truly temporary.

       

       


      Knock, when you say "one great guitar", are you saying ONLY one guitar? You didn't let your D-15 go, didja? I'm almost positive you wouldn't have sold your Gibson.


      Sold the Gibson. Sold its jumbo brother. Sold the Tele. Sold everything.

      Except for the D-15M. Wife wouldn't let me sell that one. I didn't argue. One great guitar. :catwink:

      I also still have the first guitar I made (12-fret hog/spruce 000), which I like a lot. Don't quite have the stones to call it "great," but I'm in good shape for acoustic guitars. Still, they say 300 guitars is better than two...


  • #5

    Back to the original topic for a moment......

    I can think of at least a dozen guitars I think I'd like to own. I wasn't that way in my previous guitar life ! Back then, you went to the best guitar emporium in your area, found a guitar that produced the sound you wanted, bought it, and then played the hell out of it. Sure, there were some collectors back then, but not that many of them. At worst, you might have 3 or 4 guitars in your stable. You were happy, and blissfully unaware of most guitars being produced. So, here's my take on things ......

    The Internet causes GAS !!!! It's just sooo easy to look at all the guitars being produced, on-line, in the comfort of your favorite chair, and then "pine" after them day after day. Think of it as "guitar porn". Am I wrong?

    Paul

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    • Opa John
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      That's what I was saying only a week ago. I discovered guitar forums on the Internet just about four years ago. Up until that time I'd never had more than one guitar at a time except for a two week period back in February of '82 when I bought a new six string and kept my old 12 string for a couple of weeks until the new owner came up with the money to pay for it.

      Within a year after getting on these guitar forums I'd bought two more guitars. Three months later I bought another one. Then a year after that, another one. Then I sold one, then three months ago I bought another one. A year ago I sold the one I bought back in '82.  

      Did I lose ya yet? So...anyway, I've got four now and still looking at more of 'em on line. I really don't want or need anymore guitars, but I think I'm infected with some kind of sickness that comes on and then goes into remission for awhile.

      Until I got on the Internet I'd also never heard of Musician's Friend, Just Strings, Zzounds, Music123, Strings and Beyond and a lot of other places. I'd never once been inside of a Guitar Center or Sam Ash Music store. Now I could go into either of them and find the bathroom with the lights off and wearing a blindfold!

      Since discovering the Internet and guitar forums I've also bought and sold at least four fiddles (still have one), 3 or 4 mandolins (lost count), couple of ukes, an ass-load of harmonicas, couple of penny whistles, a few capos, lottsa picks that I hardly ever use, buncha new strings and a few other things I can't even find right now. Hell!! I'm even thinking about writing a country song about it!!

      Holy Cripes! Is there no end to this madness??!! .....Oh, and BTW.......thanks Internet.....thanks a LOT!!  

       



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