June 9, 2018 at 3:26 am #883blind joe deathParticipant
Two years ago, I set out to buy my first ‘nice’ acoustic. I had tried out 50 or more guitars at various shops, but I didn’t find anything that really spoke to me.
Then, one day I picked up a D/PW mahogany and it was a near-religious experience. Before I even really played it I knew it was what I was looking for. Not only was it light as a feather, the fit and finish (a nice red-colored burst, tasteful appointments) was head and shoulders above the other items in the shop, including other high end instruments.
It is, to this day one of the best, if not the best sounding guitar I’ve ever played. My playing jumped up several notches as a I learned to use the guitar’s inherent sweetness, bass-presence and ‘sizzling’ treble to my advantage in my own compositions.
Last summer I had an accident where I fell through the ceiling of a property my wife and I were remodeling, and got a head injury. After the accident, I was unable to play the complex fingerstyle arrangements I enjoyed and, indeed could barely play at all. It almost felt as if I was starting over.
After a long recovery period I began playing again, and now, fully a year later, I feel like I’m back to where I was before the fall.
I credit the inspirational qualities of that guitar with getting me going when I became frustrated and wanted to give up.
Thank you, Richard and SCGC for making such a magical instrument. Can’t wait to buy my next one!
Now to decide which one, DBB or 00-Skye.
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June 9, 2018 at 12:22 pm #885bertParticipant
bjd, welcome to the forum. I won’t say how I know what it feels to be injured remodeling but can verify how good it feels to get back to normal. I owned a rosewood Tony Rice for many years but found the mahog VJ to work best for me, both just excellent. Happy hunting on t he next adventure. bert
June 9, 2018 at 4:18 pm #886HankParticipant
Welcome BJD to the Forum.
Your thoughts regarding the inspiration one gets from Santa Cruz guitars has been a subject many times before on this and other forums.
We know exactly how you feel….you will find that we are all simpatico here.
Your first Santa Cruz will NOT be your last.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
2022 SCGC 000 African Blackwood/Moon Spruce.
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June 9, 2018 at 7:41 pm #892haasomeParticipant
Welcome to the forum Joe. I’m glad to hear you’re on the mend. Love those SCGC guitars.
– Paul –
June 10, 2018 at 3:29 am #896tadolModerator
Great to hear you found a guitar to really bond with, and great to hear you’re on the mend! Its scary to think how a simple accident can take away something that way. But its good to know you didn’t give up and are getting it all back!!
Lots o’ SCGC guitars! But never ask which is my fav
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