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Studio Acoustic Guitar Comparable to OM-28?
Old 1 week ago
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Studio Acoustic Guitar Comparable to OM-28?

I'm looking for a good studio acoustic guitar (for recordings mostly) for a reasonable price. I played a Martin OM-28 a couple weeks ago and it was a dream but at $5,000 after tax (CAD) it just does not seem all that worth it to me. Is there any guitar that even comes close to this sound and feel for half or less the price? I've heard good things about Alvarez and Larrivee but would like to get some specific recommendations to models closer to the OM-28.

Also speaking of Alvarez, can anyone identify this model? It has the look and shape of the Alvarez 5072 Jumbo but would they really be recording a laminate in the studio? Is there an all wood version that shares this look or the OM look? I know the Masterbuilt series is supposed to be good but I'm not a fan of the pickguard shapes

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Old 1 week ago
Furch seem to be getting a ton of good press at the minute (make of that what you will) but I've never played one TBH.
Old 1 week ago
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You could try an OM-21, new or used. Rosewood back and sides.
Old 6 days ago
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I have a Larrivée OM-03R and it sounds incredible. Mine has a rosewood back and sides, sounds bright and punchy. It is perfect for finger picking or bluegrass. I think the regular 03 with the mahogany back will sound a bit warmer and better for strumming. They definitely would be in the league of the Martin for half the price.
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