How Montreal’s Godin Guitars strummed its way to the top Mar 31, 2019 21:52:59 GMT -5
Post by aristophon on Mar 31, 2019 21:52:59 GMT -5
aristophon , I own 4 Godin products (2 seagulls - 1 six-string and 1 12-string,) an Art and Lutherie, and a Simon and Patrick, and also own a Larrivee. The Larrivee is a small step up (IMHO) from the Godin products (in my life/price point the Seagull and Simon and Patrick are "7.5" and the Larrivee is a "9".) I am sure if I was to pay 5 figures for a guitar I could get better, but I also cannot justify the increase for the small improvement in tone I would get, because I would be at a point (again IMHO) of diminishing returns on my money.
@ ladyssolo @pura Vida I had an internal emotional price point of not much more than 1,000 dollars, though I looked at some guitars a few hundred more than that. Hoped to find a steel string I'd really like the way I like my Cordoba nylon string for much less. With the Maritime I think I satisfied my requirements for a steel string at a price I never expected to find. (It was 465 incl. shipping and a "slightly damaged" TRIC case). It gives me a tone that makes me think "this wouldn't sound out of place at the Grand Ol Opry in 1950." That's my gold standard.
If anyone wants to complain about my standards, then just call me at BR-549.
Confess, I would like to own a Seagull Artist model, but don't think it's ever gonna happen. Would like to try a Larrivee D40 (think that's the model) but that'll prolly never happen either.
As it was I've been researching steel strings for over a year and wasn't ready to buy yet till two amazing deals chanced my way.
Now on to saving for acquisition of the final achievement in mankind's development of musical instruments: a five string banjo.