The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72968   Message #1271265
Posted By: GUEST,sorefingers
13-Sep-04 - 01:31 PM
Thread Name: Looking for a beautiful guitar
Subject: RE: Looking for a beautiful guitar
Dave asked about the DM and he should go try them IMHO, we bought one here and it is a beauty in every possible way - but being a Dread it may not suit some body sizes. Can't say enough nice things about these models. Oddly I had already tried and rejected a D 28 some years ago, but now having tried the 16's and 17's basic model Martins I might have selected one instead. Ours is just now opening up and that to me is totaly unexpected. Great value for the money we paid for it.

If I was into a smaller box it would definitely be either a Martin or a Taylor since these are also very nice to play upon. Still the Martin does keep its value while a Taylor may not. But from a professional playing evaluation either would be fine. The Taylors I tried love being played - reminded me of early Fender acoustics..