The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #25939   Message #308650
Posted By: Amos
29-Sep-00 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: Martin 58. Gibson 2. Holy Cow!
Subject: RE: Martin 58. Gibson 2. Holy Cow!
Like Rick, I have a pre-war 00-18, which I got from a crude college kid fifteen years ago. It was my first Martin, and I loved it and still play it, but the board was a tad narrow for my taste, and it was not a Dreadnought -- it had a lovely voice but suited more for a damsel in a parlor. Bit lightweight.

Two years ago, I finally fulfilled a dream I have had for thirty years or more and acquired a Martin D28, circa 1976, in rich and full voice, with a lovely action -- not stiff, but not invisible, just right.

It has a more beautiful tone, in my opinion, than any Gibson I have played, although I have never owned one. I always found their actions too stiff.

I guess we're all entitled to our own bad taste, huh?