Wednesday, June 07, 2006

If you had a choice...

...and if money wasn't a concern, and of course, if you're guitarist, which of these would you choose?

1. Taylor 610CE
Type/Shape 6-String Dreadnought
Back & Sides Big Leaf Maple
Top Sitka Spruce
Soundhole Rosette Abalone
Neck Hard Rock Maple
Fretboard Ebony
Fretboard Inlay Pearl "Leaf" Pattern
Headstock Overlay Ebony
Binding White Plastic
Bridge Ebony
Nut & Saddle Tusq
Tuning Machines Gold-plated Taylor Tuners
Strings Elixir® Medium Gauge Strings with NANOWEB® Coating
Scale Length 25 1/2 Inches
Truss Rod Adjustable
Neck Width at Nut 1 3/4 Inches
Number of Frets 20
Bracing Scalloped, X-Brace
Finish Gloss
Cutaway Venetian
Electronics Taylor Expression System™
Body Width 16 Inches
Body Depth 4 5/8 Inches
Body Length 20 Inches
Overall Length 41 Inches
Case Taylor Deluxe Hardshell
U.S. Suggested Retail Price USD$3548.00

2. Takamine Keystone EF341SC

6 String Acoustic / Electric
Body Shape : Dreadnought C/A
Rosette : Concentric Rings
Top : Solid Cedar
Inlays : Snowflake
Back : Maple
Sides : Maple
Fingerboard : Rosewood
Electronics : CT4B
Tuners : Chrome
Features : Bound fretboard.

3. Ovation Custom Elite CE868

6-String Acoustic/Electric
Body Type : S/Shallow Cutaway
Top: AAA Solid Sitka Spruce w/Hand-Inlaid Abalone
Bracing: Quintad
Scale Length: 25 1/4"
Fretboard: Bound Ebony
Fret Inlay: Abalone
Bridge: Ebony
Rosette: Multi Soundhole 5-Piece Epaulet
Pickup: Ovation Hi-Output
Nutwidth: 1 11/16"
Machines: Gold with Pearl Buttons
Case: 9117-0

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