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NAD: New Acoustic Day!
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So, GAS got the better of me. I've worked some borderline crazy shifts lately (10 hours yesterday on my "day off" and over 16 hours Friday as an example), so I decided it was about time I found an acoustic that makes me smile as much as my Gretsch Black Falcon.

Collings OM2HG:

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Not much to dislike about this one. I played it amongst quite a few Martins, Taylors and some local luthier stuff. This one packed as much punch as the dreadnoughts and while it doesn't have the booming lowend, it's a heck of a lot clearer throughout and the tone is a lot more forward and focused. It beat out all the D-18, D-28, OOO-18 and even a custom shop 0000 guitar (admittedly, by a very narrow margin). My Martin 000-15M was a decent guitar, but the harmonics, punch, clarity and balance of this thing destroys it (granted they're in completely different price structures). If I play out, I'll use the Martin. When I'm songwriting and recording it's going to be this thing.

Getting to shootout acoustics for 4 hours today and getting to pick it up for $1500 less than what they go new for sealed the deal. This is supposed to be braced like the "pre-war" Martins and I guess I see what it's about because it's very light weight and resonates/projects like crazy.
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Congrats -

Nothing like a good acoustic. I wished I did not wait 35 years to get one.
Bazinga!
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