Tell us what you play and what you do to alter the tone, by way of pedals, and what amplifier you use.

Tags: Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Harmony, Stella, Vox, guitar

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That's pretty wild! I always thought discussing taste when it comes to acoustics was only for people who didn't have Gibsons. It's fascinating to hear how different people use different brands and how they adapt to different people's styles. I always like parlor size guitars and smaller acoustics over big ones, but my first experience with a Gibson was with an old Gibson Country Western that absolutely floored me. I quickly abandoned my Martin, but sadly my Gibson and parted. I have been surprised by the playability of Fender acoustics that are new. I don't like Ovations almost all the time, but I used to play a '66 Ovation in exchange for haircuts and got a surprisingly warm tone from the age of the wood and the thickness of the wood.

I'm curious about what types of nylon guitars you would recommend. I only have ever had an old Stella that I've just used to try to learn flamenco strokes, but the ukulele has increased my appreciation of the combination of nylon and wood.
I miss my Ovation/Applause 6 string! I bought it in the late 70's when they first came out. It had an aluminum neck!! I was in the USAF and traveled, so I thought it was perfect for the job. It had a round sound hole, so the unplugged sound was good and plugged in it was well balanced. It was misappropriated by someone I was working with.
I have a gibson '57 reissue les paul gold top and a fender standard 3 tone stratocaster. They run through a marshall handwired 20 watt combo amp. My acoustic is 1986 Martin D-16. if you like rock n roll come check out my band,
i play with my acoustic guitar (no brand name). i cant afford to buy a fender or gibson guitar though i want to play using electric guitar.
i also want to learn the nylon for some sexy flamenco music which is soothing to the ear and the ladies (you know what i mean). But now i'm contented with my acoustic guitar named Maria.
My baby is a 1957 Re-issue Gibson Les Paul Custom. My favorite amp to play on is my Fender Hotrod DeVille 410. It's got two 6L6s in the power section and three 12AX7s for the preamp. I also play on a Line 6 30W practice amp when I need to keep the volume down. The Les Paul is a really versatile instrument and sounds great on both amps.
My main two are My Gibson SG Special Faded and what used to be a Squier Strat (can't find a picture of it put together unfortunately). I've also got an old Teisco I restored and a few others not worth mentioning.

Few things can match the beautiful angelic sound of an acoustic played intimately (only your fingers, no picks) from the soul...
This is my first post here so I'll introduce myself: Hi, I'm Jose.
I play guitar in a rockabilly band called Mr. Whiz (
My guitar is a USA made Telecaster that I play through a self made non-reverb Fender Blackface clone.
In my pedalboard I have an Ibanez AD99 analog delay, a Hermida reverb, a Cmatmods Signa Comp compressor, a Barber LTD overdrive, a Boss equalizer as a boost and a Boss tuner.
I'll try to post a picture of my pedalboard in the pedalboard thread.
I forgot... I have a Martin D16GT that I love to play, too.

1972 Fender Telecaster Thinline (2006 re-issue, with 60th Anniversary emblem on back of headstock)

2010 Fender Blacktop HH Strat

Fender Stage 160 DSP Amplifier

Fender Princeton Chorus Amplifier


Been playing for 10 years, but never really picked up any pedals. I'm just getting to a point where I can support my hobby, so I'll probably be picking up some boxes in the near future.

     I play a really cheap Maestro guitar I bought at Best Buy for less than 80 bucks. The Maestro guitar is made  under the auspices of Gibson in China. It's not a great guitar, but it's good enough for me.

     My wife has an Ovation Classical that I refuse to touch. I tried it a few times and I've found the neck too wide for me.


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