The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165099 Message #3957755
Posted By: gillymor
21-Oct-18 - 04:01 PM
Thread Name: Is it still an old Martin?
Subject: RE: Is it still an old Martin?
Perhaps things are different up in Canada but in the U.S. you don't see many Gibsons being played in Bluegrass bands, guitarists overwhelmingly favor Martin Dreads and guitars that emulate that style by makers like Santa Cruz, Bourgeois and Collings. The slope shoulder Gibson Dread is a lovely design and is well represented in Country Music. I had an old J-45 who's neck was too narrow for me but it sounded great and now I'm playing a Bourgeois Slope D that fits me better and recaptures that dry woody sound those mahogany Gibsons were known for.