The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72516   Message #1250087
Posted By: Roger the Skiffler
18-Aug-04 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: A Martin or a Gibson?
Subject: RE: BS: A Martin or a Gibson?
I'm not a musician (as anyone who's heard me sing or play the washboard & kazoo will attest!) but I've always liked the LOOK of Gibson gutars. I hate the Fender pegs-on-on-side electric look but like the Les Paul or SG look. I've noted that many "pop" musos seem to prefer Gibson acoustics when they play unplugged...but St Lonnie of Donegan was an early proponent of Martins in the UK so I'd probably say Martin for the folkies and Gibson and National Steel for the bluesmen.
As for me, I'll stick with the Hotpoint TwinTub (with sunburst finish)for stadium work and the Columbus Washboard Co Maidrite when unplugged.

RtS
(never allowing ignorance to stand in the way of an opinion)