The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #165099 Message #3958797
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
27-Oct-18 - 03:51 PM
Thread Name: Is it still an old Martin?
Subject: RE: Is it still an old Martin?
My totally favourite acoustic is the cedar topped Cpx15cm.
Its got a slim neck - like a strat, and that tight punchy tone you only get with cedar topped - something to do with that closeness of the grain.
My stage guitar is the dreadnought Fender Paramount, with the Adirondack Spruce top. couldn't afford the rosewood model, I got the mahogany one. Its the nicest acoustic Fender have done for some little while. Back in 1974, I had an F85, a magic guitar - wish I still had it!
The paramount feels and playslike a classic Gibson Hummingbird or J45, but with the modern tuner and a fabulous transducer system.
In the end, its all very personal. We all ask different things out of our guitars, because there is no correct way to play folk guitar. Its up to you to work out your own salvation.