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Listing the seven most popular and respected acoustic guitars specifically in the Boulder Colorado region is challenging, as popularity can vary widely and is not often region-specific within the United States. However, certain acoustic guitar brands and models are renowned worldwide and enjoy popularity in Colorado as well, given its vibrant music scene and appreciation for folk, bluegrass, rock, and other genres where acoustic guitars are prominent. Here are seven acoustic guitars that are generally well-regarded and are popular in Colorado:

  1. Martin D-28: A classic choice for many guitarists, the Martin D-28 is known for its rich, full sound and has been a favorite among countless folk, country, and rock musicians. Artistic liberty is taken in this picture.
  2. Taylor 814ce: Taylor guitars are known for their modern design and bright, clear sound. The 814ce model, with its balanced tone and innovative electronics, is a popular choice for a wide range of playing styles.
  3. Gibson J-45: Often referred to as “The Workhorse,” the Gibson J-45 is famous for its warm, woody tone and has been a staple in American music for decades.
  4. Guild D-55: Known for its exceptional build quality and rich, projective sound, the Guild D-55 is a high-end choice favored by professional musicians.
  5. Yamaha FG800: Yamaha is known for producing quality guitars at more affordable prices. The FG800, in particular, is praised for its excellent value, delivering a good sound and build quality at a lower price point.
  6. Breedlove Oregon Series: Breedlove, while a less traditional choice, is known for its innovative designs and sustainable wood sourcing. Their Oregon Series is highly respected for its unique sound and build quality.
  7. Fender Paramount Series: Fender, though more famous for their electric guitars, has made a significant impact with their Paramount series of acoustic guitars, known for their quality craftsmanship and versatility.

It’s important to note that guitar preference can be highly personal, influenced by factors such as musical style, playability, and individual taste in tone and aesthetics. The popularity of certain models may also vary within different music communities and locales.

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