Poor Peter wrote:Wow...not even a bone. I don't know if there was ever a topic w/o a response before, but I didn't want to be the first. So I reply to myself.....
Usually that means, "Huh good question..... ":lol:
Thought I heard he used a Takamine during the early 80's most notably the radio city gigs, he mentioned he bought it at a guitar store. Not sure which, but I play a Takamine Santa Fe and it sounds great doing the acoustic gig I do weekly with another local dead head musician. He uses a fancy smanchy Martin and has a kick ass Taylor, but still after going into the acoustic rig I can't see a huge difference in tone or sound between them. I would blatantly assume the rig has a lot to do with the good tone too no matter what you choose to play
. I am sure you could get it done with what you have by playing with the amp/effects until you are close enough for Government work. I tweaked my modeling amp that way, A/B a twin and playing hours of Dead through the amp along with my guitar until satisfied. I guess that's the hard way though,,,I know it would be easier to get a definitive answer.