Show me your's and I'll show you mine


#1

Here is my latest Guitar. Got it for Christmas.


#2

Stunning!!!
Thank you for sharing!!


#3

Nice guitar I like it a lot . I only have a few shots of the old Martin, pretty sure they are posted on here somewhere. Not really old it is about two and half years old . What I really want is a Taylor and am torn between selling my Martin to get one but hey I will probably finish out my time with the Martin. Again nice instrument .


#4

Nice looking guitar badshot. Love the logo, that’s right up my alley! Haven’t seen a BackporcH around these parts but wouldn’t mind trying one out.

Here’s a family portrait from my stable.
L-R: D-28, D-18, HD-28

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And the newest member… Collings D2HA

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#5

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but hey I will probably finish out my time with the Martin.

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CLASSIC! Ken, somebody somewhere could write a song around that statement. :wink:


#6

Nice looking family.


#7

That is very, very pretty Badshot. I really like the flame maple sides. And I am a big fan of no pickguard.

What strings are you using on that? With the maple back and sides, I would expect that the tone is very forward and ringing. I have a feeling that it is quite loud also. Do you have any recordings of you playing it that you could share?

Also, I could not find the model on their current website. Is that a custom model or an earlier model?


#8

I just grabbed my acoustics and took a couple of shots. Not great pics, but shows what I am using these days:


Left to right: Silver Creek T-160 , Recording King RD316 , Blueridge BR-180

Martin 000-15 , Seagull M-12 , Martin M-38

Giannini Craviola Classical , Giannini Flat Series Classical , Great Divide Campfire Guitar

The acoustics I use most often are the Silver Creek (daily teaching), the Recording King (bluegrass gigs and main beater), the Blueridge (when sitting around and I want a really nice tone) and the Craviola (for classical gigs). The Martins are luxuries that I afforded myself only after playing for over 30 years. I play the 15 out sometimes (it is in my member pic from 20 years ago) but the 38 stays with me and only comes out when I want to stay home and spoil myself… did I say soil myself? :laughing:


#9

Beautiful!!!


#10

Here’s my D18GE (being held by my mom). It’s a guitar that I probably won’t ever trade or sell. Hopefully I’ll have it until I can’t play anymore and then I’ll be able to give it to someone. It’s a nice enough guitar, but there are always guitars that are better if one wants to look. This guitar is a keeper because of the specific memories I built with it. I bought it a few years back to take to my parents house when my Mom was ill. The weekend I picked it up it was right before the NCAA basketball tournament. Being from Kentucky, we are UK fans. UK was playing Florida at 11:00 or noon and Mom, Dad and I planned to watch the game. Game time was approaching and Mom hadn’t gotten up yet. To wake her up, I got out the guitar and started playing and singing out in the living room. She didn’t initially come out of the bedroom so I kept getting louder with each passing verse. After running through some more mellow tunes, she finally woke up during “No Sweeter Name.” As she walked out I was playing and singing about as loud as I ever do (the D18GE is a very loud guitar). She was still foggy from sleep, but got a cute little smile and said “That guitar is a beast!” With that, I had my first named guitar. Here’s a picture of my Mom and “beast.”
[attachment=0]MomGE.jpg[/attachment]


#11

Drguitar,
I am not sure as to why it is not listed on BackporcH’s website. Maybe they don’t make it anymore. It actually has a pick guard, you just can’t see it as it is almost invisible. It’s a Taylor clear plastic pick guard that I added to the guitar.


#12

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That is very, very pretty Badshot. I really like the flame maple sides. And I am a big fan of no pickguard.

What strings are you using on that? With the maple back and sides, I would expect that the tone is very forward and ringing. I have a feeling that it is quite loud also. Do you have any recordings of you playing it that you could share?

Also, I could not find the model on their current website. Is that a custom model or an earlier model?

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I am still using the strings it came with and I believe they are light gauge. The sound is bright but still retains some deep bass qualities. I currently have no recordings of the guitar.


#13

That is a great story Mike and a great pic of Beauty and the Beast.


#14

It is a beauty Badshot, no matter if they currently make it or not. My first real guitar was an all blonde (Spruce/Maple) 12 string acoustic dreadnought. It was a Penco (Pre-Ibanez build). My wife’s favorite guitar was an all blonde Alvarez jumbo. She sold it in her younger years so I tried to replace it, some years back, with an all blonde Guild jumbo cutaway. Unfortunately, she never bonded with the Guild.

What is the model of your BackporcH dread?


#15

Mike, that’s an excellent pic you posted. I’d love to own a GE but just can’t handle the neck. :frowning:


#16

Love that pic Mike and that is a great story. A keeper for sure.

Nice guitars guys! I really like that backporch guitar and the logo. Never seen one.

I’m still pickin’ the D28 Marquis and a '79 D35. I’ll try to get a pic of the two together next time I’m home.


#17

[attachment=0]DSC05969.JPG[/attachment][attachment=1]DSC05974.JPG[/attachment][attachment=2]DSC05084.JPG[/attachment]here is some recent pics . 1# Martin 2# and 3 is of the Fender 1989 Strat Plus and the last one has the Takemine 1989 . I enjoy them all but the Takemine is down right now as I am redoing a few of the frets and the nut .


#18

I did not post a picture of my banjo cause it was short one string


#19

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Here’s my D18GE (being held by my mom). It’s a guitar that I probably won’t ever trade or sell. Hopefully I’ll have it until I can’t play anymore and then I’ll be able to give it to someone. It’s a nice enough guitar, but there are always guitars that are better if one wants to look. This guitar is a keeper because of the specific memories I built with it. I bought it a few years back to take to my parents house when my Mom was ill. The weekend I picked it up it was right before the NCAA basketball tournament. Being from Kentucky, we are UK fans. UK was playing Florida at 11:00 or noon and Mom, Dad and I planned to watch the game. Game time was approaching and Mom hadn’t gotten up yet. To wake her up, I got out the guitar and started playing and singing out in the living room. She didn’t initially come out of the bedroom so I kept getting louder with each passing verse. After running through some more mellow tunes, she finally woke up during “No Sweeter Name.” As she walked out I was playing and singing about as loud as I ever do (the D18GE is a very loud guitar). She was still foggy from sleep, but got a cute little smile and said “That guitar is a beast!” With that, I had my first named guitar. Here’s a picture of my Mom and “beast.”
[attachment=0]MomGE.jpg[/attachment]

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Where in KY are you from? Lexington area myself!


#20

Sweet!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!