patrickjacques wrote: Detman101 wrote: patrickjacques wrote:
Dateman, I was living in Frederick before moving to Canada. I really miss all the great resteraunts which we dont have here in Canada. Theres a small music shop in the old part of Frederick that sells martins. I bought my eastman mandolin there. also took a few lessons there too. I grew up in rockville
Yep...the store you're talking about is "Boe's Strings".
I've walked past it about 80 times but I've never gone in as it's a classical instrument store...and to me, every acoustic is the same.
wow dateman, every acoustc the same. do me a favor, step into a guitar shop, sit down and try out a martin, taylor and or a gibson or any of the high end guitar and get back to me with what you think. Boes has some but they are not the most friendly when it comes to siting around and playing thier guitars. I would often go to guitar center in rockville, right of off twinbrook parkway. (take montrose exit off of 270) you can sit in there as long as you like and play different guitars and no one will bother you
I always get that feeling about "Boe's Strings" just from walking past it. (I drove past it another 3 times this past weekend lol)
The last mom & pop shop that I went into on Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring MD (Nextdoor to the CD/Game shop) treated me like dogmeat when I asked about trying any of their "Highline" instruments.
Yep! That's the Guitar center I always go to!
I've tried many of the guitars in there (Acoustic and electric) and the electric guitars are the only ones that seem to have a different personality (Per guitar) to me.
The only difference I ever feel with acoustics is a difference in comfort. Like...some are too big under the arm or the neck is uncomfortable (Most are uncomfortable to me...too thin) or the bassiness/boominess of the guitar is the only thing that changes per model.
There was one acoustic guitar that I tried at my Guitar Tech's house out in Annapolis that I did have a connection with. It was a reeeeeeeeally old Martin D-somethingorother and it had a thick neck like my electric and was VERY comfortable. I knew that there wasn't a snowballs chance in the down-under that he was going to consider selling it as it was pretty much an heirloom and older than I am.
But that has been the only really "Stand-out" acoustic that I've ever touched/played.
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