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Mikael Åkerfeldt's Guitar!

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Benighted Joe, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Benighted Joe

    Benighted Joe Opethian

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    Hey,

    Guess what I just bought... No, not the PRS Custom, but I got the next best
    thing: a CF Martin 000-16GT - the guitar heard in albums
    Deliverance, Damnation and Ghost Reveries! The one Mike and Steven Wilson
    plays in the documentary "The Making of D&D" :D

    I'm totally satisfied - it's an amazing guitar! I've been meaning to buy a new
    acoustic for quite some time, but it just recently hit me: why not try the
    one Mike plays; I've always liked its appearance. So I did!

    The 000-16GT has a small body in solid mahogny and spruce and delivers
    excellent, crisp sound! Incredible intonation, very balanced, good for strum but
    preferrably picking and ... well, have a look for yourselves:

    http://www.martinguitar.com/guitars/choosing/guitars.php?p=m&m=000-16GT

    So, does anyone else have an instrument that Opeth uses? Tell us!

    :Spin:
     
  2. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    congrats. those are beautiful.

    I've got a Boss GT-6, but that's about it at the moment for Opeth gear lol
     
  3. RiffBoy

    RiffBoy Fret Buzzer

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    (Oh, a Martin acoustic - yes, if I could afford it...!)

    No, but honestly... I've got an american series Fender strat - like the one Mike uses (sparingly!) on the latest album...
    But not black like his. Mine is sunburst!

    And yes - a PRS Custom would be fine... someday!
    (I'll just have to rob the local bank first!)
     
  4. Sanzen

    Sanzen Noonish Is My Robe

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    Ermz ¯\(°_o)/¯

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    You know I just realized that I don't know how to judge the quality of an acoustic guitar at all by its specs... just by the sound. I really need to educate myself a bit more.

    I don't have any gear that Opeth uses, thankfully.. I grew out of the 100% fanboy phase a while ago. I do however have a Schecter C-7 Hellraiser which Jeff Loomis from Nevermore uses:

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    Nice guitar though man, I'd definitely kill for a good acoustic guitar. They open up a world of gigging opportunities, hehe.
     
  6. shadyfigure

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    that's beautiful, moonlapse
     
  7. Valerie

    Valerie ¯\(ツ)/¯

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    My sister has two Jackson RR5's which she lets me use, and which were used on a few early Opeth albums (Orchid, Morningrise, and My Arms, Your Hearse) And I have a Gibson Les Paul Custom which was used on Damnation, Deliverance, Blackwater Park, Still Life, and My Arms, Your Hearse
     
  8. zakk_hate_me_666

    zakk_hate_me_666 SUPER SHREDDER

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    *looks at the hellraiser*

    *jizzez*
     
  9. BurningSky

    BurningSky rxbandits.com

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    Ah, so now youre just a nevermore fanboy, moonlapse! haha, but I wouldn't mind having any of the gear that opeth uses, since I think it's all very good. I especially would like to have martin's fretless. My brian moore i2p is more than i could ask for, however, so i have no needs to treat myself to over a grand's worth of equipment just yet.
     
  10. Protected Witness

    Protected Witness Magickal Theatre 33

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    I've played a few Martin's at the Guitar Center, from the more modest ones to the $3500 ones...I really don't see what makes them anymore special than other guitars. I mean, don't get me wrong, they sound good and look nice...but so do alot of other acoustic guitars.

    Basically, I'm saying the reputation of a Martin is lost on me.
     
  11. Pain While Urinating

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    I have a Seagull 12 string acoustic.. I'm sure I saw the Seagull brand mentioned in some Equipment sections?
     
  12. Benighted Joe

    Benighted Joe Opethian

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    yeah but aint that a 6-string?
     
  13. zakk_hate_me_666

    zakk_hate_me_666 SUPER SHREDDER

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    damn, i wanted a schecter before i ever even liked nevermore...
     
  14. affinityband

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    Cept for the whole being the mod for the official forum:D

    I also use the same amp as mike, Laney GH100L and the Cab, marrilion also use it as aswell, but there is no way im a fanboy of them.
     
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    I have a jazz bass copy, but it's not really the same as Mendez's :( It's a 5 string fretless tuned tenor, heh :\ I wanna get the pickup cover though cos it pwns
     
  16. Benighted Joe

    Benighted Joe Opethian

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    If I ever buy a bass Mendez's bass is the one I want!
     
  17. RiffBoy

    RiffBoy Fret Buzzer

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    Which one - the yellow? (He's got three Fender's you know!)

    Well, the yellow is beautiful!
    And the reddish/brown...
    :Spin:

    They've all got great instruments, I think!
     
  18. Subete

    Subete New Metal Member

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    I have a custom 24 :p

    |I was going to get a laney gh100l like mikeal, but in the end a dual recto seduced me.
     
  19. Benighted Joe

    Benighted Joe Opethian

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    HEH! I had the yellow/natural colored JazzBass in mind ofcuze, but I forgot
    to write that :)
     
  20. Lost Wisdom

    Lost Wisdom The Lovely Seagull

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    I got a japanese Fender 60s jazz bass. Its well niceeee. Sunburst
     

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