Originally posted by ferrari1
Hi! Thank you so much for your response. I was checking here like almost every hour. Thank for your reply.. The SP stand for Spalted Maple. I m bringing back my Breedlove passport 250/CM tomorrow and get my money back and going to get this amazing guitar. I pay just about the same. But this one got more for the $$.
What do you think?
While I can't speak to the DigiQ function or the manual (I don't recall that my C124SWK classical guitar came with a manual, perhaps the D46CESPKIQ doesn't, either), I can tell you that the D46SP (spalted maple) guitar is one of my favorites from an appearance standpoint! Spalted Maple is stunning!
It's an all laminate guitar. While there are many all laminate guitars that are quite highly respected, the fact that you will not get a solid-wood soundboard means that the sound won't improve with age (a process referred to as opening up). The sound you will be getting with the guitar new is as good as it will get and (hopefully) will be the same sound you'll be getting from it 20 years from now.
Want to hear that sound? Here's a YT of the D46SP, sounds GREAT to me:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDFYbjZPTj8
IMHO, the D46SP is rather expensive for an all laminate guitar, that's what's kept me from actively pursuing one. I do have a high-dollar Breedlove Custom Shop 000 Revival, so I am a Breedlove fan as well as a Washburn fan. After looking at the CM250 in greater detail, I'd say the Washburn is probably the better choice unless you really NEED a smaller guitar/travel guitar. The Washburn will be probably 5 longer than the Breedlove and is more of a standard guitar. A positive for the Breedlove is that the soundboard is solid-wood AND cedar (my personal favorite), but as I said if you are satisfied with the sound the Breedlove delivers new, you'll probably still like it in 20 years.
Really, though, they are two very different types of guitar....what are you looking for? How much experience do you have with guitars? Do you already own one or more guitars? I ask b/c once you accumilate a few guitars, you'll not be likely to be buying the same sort of guitar again and again. I already have 3 dreadnought size/style guitars, so I don't really consider any new dreadnoughts. My most recent acquisition is one of Washburn's Mini Jumbo models, I don't have one that size yet.
Tell us more about your musical history, your skill level, what you're going to do with the guitar, please [^] .
Dugly [8D]YerDugliness, Esq./Post No Bills
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Washburns: WD32SW, D61SW, and C124SW
Other fine acoustic guitars by Breedlove (custom shop Revival Series 000), Darren Hippner (#506), Takamini (2005 LTD), Epiphone (Masterbilt AJ500RC), and Yamaha (G231-II)