I noticed there is a new thing under the names for Main Acoustic Guitar, so I figured it would be cool to see what everybody is rocking.
This is my Contreras (built by Manuel Contreras I, his son, Manuel Contreras II, builds guitars as well). Its a lot nicer guitar than a player of my caliber deserves (worth a fair bit more than my entire rig) but heres the story behind it.
My Grandmothers brother was a professional guitarist in post war germany (mainly jazz/classical) and when he died (mid 1970s) he had accumulated a fair number of guitars. My grandmother and her brother inherited his collection and it was decided that they should keep his two favorites, a Ramirez and this Contreras, and sell the rest. Anyways my grandmother passed this down to my mother when she began playing classical guitar and it has now been placed in my care.
So, Lets See 'Em!
Yamah steel-string and Seneca classical. The steel string's probably my most well-travelled guitar; the poor thing's beaten to shit, but has never required any major work done to it, and still sounds excellent and plays like a dream.
The classical's a pretty cheap one, but actually sounds pretty good. Logged in a lot of time on it practicing Tarrega and Sor pieces.
Tacoma 12-string. A 21st birthday gift from my parents. Usually tuned to Open C. Need to do some recordings with it... Pity Tacoma went bust, as they made some beautiful guitars.
Aria acoustic fretless. Purchased while drunk on a day out with my best friend (seriously). Blends absolutely beautifully with other acoustic instruments.
A mandolin my parents and I found in an antique shop in Belgium. Totally unplayable at first, but my dad had a guy in Brussels restore it.