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Thread #43628   Message #642134
Posted By: Murray MacLeod
04-Feb-02 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
Subject: RE: Martin Guitars - Too 'Boomy' ??
It is widely recognized that the tone of a 12 fret Martin is, in general, superior to the tone of a 14 fret, but the reason for the superiority is the location of the bridge on the soundboard.

On a 12 fret the bridge is placed closer to the center of the soundboard than is the case with a 14-fret and the supposition is that this leads to better sound transmission. Makes sense, if you think about it.